eSports, or electronic sports, are a form of competition whereby teams and individuals compete in multiplayer video games. Northwood is proud to be associated with Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) in this regard. The MSSA is the South African Federation for board games, card games, eSports, robotics and war-games.
On Saturday 22nd April the Northwood DOTA 2 team participated in the 2017 DOTA 2 online championships.
DOTA 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena where two teams of five battle it out for control of the gaming map and...
Over the weekend Northwood travelled up to JHB to play against Jeppe Boys’ High.
The thin air at that altitude makes a remarkable difference. The ball travels faster and bounces higher. And the lungs start to burn sooner.
8 of our boys making up Northwood’s 1st and 2nd teams, made the trip up to Jeppe. The boys were in high spirits when we arrived, even after having been in the bus for 7 and a half hours.
The games began and all was looking well. Ryan Parkin had a hockey match to play later in the evening so he was up first. He was...
In beginning of the Easter holidays, the Northwood 1st XI travelled to the Founders Festival being hosted by Potch Boys High. The festival was played in excellent sportsmanship from most of the teams there that transferred into some excellent hockey being played. The Northwood Knights took on Queens on day 1 and with Northwood controlling the match, but not closing it out, saw them win it 2-1. Day two was the highlight day of the festival for Northwood as they played two of the Cape’s hockey powerhouses, SACS in the morning and Paul Roos in...
Northwood is proud to announce the appointment of former player, Sharks coach, and assistant coach to the Springboks, Dick Muir, as our new Director of Rugby. He will officially begin his new position at the start of the 2nd term on 18 April as he takes over the reins from Grant Bashford, who is embarking on a new coaching venture in Japan. Since finishing with the Springboks in 2011, Dick took on the role of Managing Director of the Investec International Rugby Academy which has kept him at the forefront of international coaching trends and...
The KZN Youth Wind Band, under the baton of Northwood’s Russell Scott returned victorious with a Gold Award from the New York Wind Band Festival last week. The KZNYWB, featuring 2 Northwood learners – Julian Gaul and Mitchel Kruger, and two Old Boys – Chayce Tyne and Sphe Zungu – were unanimously awarded the top honour by 3 professional judges, well respected in the musical scene in New York.
Performing in the iconic Carnegie Hall was an amazing experience not to be forgotten by the young musicians from the KZNWYB.
The band’s energy...
The 1st XI hockey took on Kearsney on Saturday. With both teams consisting of a lot of talent, the match was always set to be an exhilarating one. Both teams started at an electric pace but it was Kearsney who drew first blood early in the match with a blistering backhand shot from Captain Luke de Vlieg which left the Northwood players and faithful’s stunned. After the initial nerves settled, it was Northwood that began to build some ascendency towards the half way break with several penalty corners and a save on the line from the Kearsney...
Northwood is once again proud to host a FNB Classic Clash vs Kearsney which will be televised live from Northwood by SuperSport this Saturday.
Rugby and hockey fixtures will take place throughout the day, with our 1st team hockey match starting at 10:30am and our 1st team rugby kicking off at 2pm.
Our Northwood Parent Group (NPG) will be hard at work (and up early!) selling bacon and wors rolls, as well as soft-drinks and cuppachinos’s with a sweet treat. We ask our parents and visitors to please support this school fundraising initiative...
The Northwood 1st XI opened their season with a clinical display of mature, passing hockey against DHS on Saturday. The first 15 minutes DHS applied several waves of sustained pressure, however the Northwood defence maintained their composure and discipline to keep the ball moving away from the pressure points. Once the Northwood boys found the back of the net after a well-executed drag flick from captain Ross Venning-Pridham, the DHS team’s defence seem to fracture and more opportunities presented themselves. Slater Capell finished off a...
Holland – Hockey Tour
26 November – 8 December 2016
WOW WOW WOW …………. What an amazing experience for our Northwood boys!
A squad of 28 boys and 4 coaches left on the 26 November 2016 for an 11 night hockey tour of Holland.
The boys played 7 matches at different clubs around Holland, which was a great way to see Holland and to meet the locals who were so hospitable and friendly all the time.
The hockey was of a very high standard with fantastic facilities, each club having at least 3-4 astro’s as well as clubhouses where the...
Northwood is offering local business an opportunity to advertise on a grandstand for 3 years with a once off rate of R25 000.
The grandstand is made from 100% recyclable plastic with a lifetime warrantee. Branding will be attached above the top level of the grandstand on a two sided pole structure giving very clear visibility when people are seated. Branding will be printed on both sides (see mock-up on photo) which particularly on busy rugby days, where matches are played on 3 fields, gives companies a tremendous amount of exposure. The...