Bishops to host a 175th birthday festival in 2024

Bishops are all set to host a rugby festival to commemorate their 175th birthday in 2024.

The festival will consist of two matchdays – Thursday, 21 March and Saturday, 23 March 2024.

Out of province schools Grey High, Hilton,Kingswood, Michaelhouse and St Andrew’s will join local Cape Town schools Milnerton, SACS and Wynberg as the confirmed participants.

There should be interesting international flavour as well. The Stellenbosch Academy of Sports is listed to attend and plan to field an u19 team with a 50% foreign composition. Youngsters from the Netherlands as well as Australia, England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Namibia, Russia, the UAE and the USA could be amongst those selected.

One of the main matches will be Bishops versus Michaelhouse for the Guy Pearson Trophy.

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Guy Pearson was born in Adelaide in 1955 and his parents were farmers in the Mankazana Valley. He was educated at Queen’s College. After spending the mandatory year in the SANDF, he attended Rhodes University where he graduated with a BCom degree, together with an HDE, and later completed a Post Graduate Degree in Education at Rhodes.

Guy taught Mathematics, Accounting and Economics at various schools in the State Sector, including Selborne College, St Peter’s Preparatory School, Graeme College, and York High School. In 1996 he was appointed Headmaster of Woodridge College, an independent co-ed school outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. In 2002 he was appointed Rector of Michaelhouse, a boys’ boarding school in the Midlands of Kwazulu-Natal. After 11 years in this position, he took up the post as the 14th Principal of Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town in 2013. He retired from Bishops in 2020, after more than 40 years in education, with 24 of those years as a Head.

Provisional Fixtures:

Day 1 : Thu 21-Mar-2024
1 WP Milnerton vs Stellenbosch AS u19 INT
2 WP Wynberg vs St Andrew’s EP
3 EP Kingswood vs Hilton KZN
4 WP SACS vs Grey HS EP
5 WP Bishops vs Michaelhouse KZN
Day 2 : Sat 23-Mar-2024
1 WP Milnerton vs Hamilton RC u19 WP
2 KZN Hilton vs Grey HS EP
3 WP SACS vs Michaelhouse KZN
4 WP Wynberg vs Kingswood EP
5 WP Bishops vs St Andrew’s EP

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  1. avatar
    #3 Kaya 85

    assuming that’s Adelaide, Eastern Cape.

    10 February, 2024 at 20:55
  2. avatar
    #2 Kaya 85

    175 an incredible legacy

    18 September, 2023 at 05:01
  3. avatar
    #1 Kantman

    Fantastic news – have been hoping for these KZN vs SS clashes!

    17 September, 2023 at 20:06

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