Special Sport & Culture Awards Ceremony

Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honourably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.

Durban High School hosted its Special Sport & Cultural Awards Assembly on Monday 8 October. The purpose of this ceremony is to highlight and honour the achievements of our Boys in the sporting and cultural arena.

Deputy Head Master in charge of Sport and Culture, Mr Gavin Goodwin, welcomed the parents, boys and staff to the Assembly:

“2019 has been a year of outstanding growth, in both sporting and cultural spheres, for the young men of Durban High School. Both programmes offer a multitude of opportunities for boys to showcase their talents, no matter where their talents lie. Not only do these boys make use of the opportunities, they do so at a level where they are able to represent the brand of Durban High School throughout the country.

I do believe that whilst we acknowledge these high achieving boys at today’s assembly, it is important to highlight the role that all the other boys play in this success. Without their participation, the accolades celebrated today would not be possible.

Durban High School can be proud to celebrate with the 64 District and Zonal representatives, the 83 Provincial representatives and the 14 National representatives today.”

Mr Goodwin then introduced the Guest Speaker for the occasion, Mr Scott Mathie. Mr Mathie, a DHS Old Boy and previous Head of Rugby and 1st XV Coach, was Captain of the 1st XV and represented KZN Schools and SA Schools Academy. He is a former Sharks player and is currently the Head Coach for the Griquas.

As guest speaker for the ceremony, Mr Mathie was invited to address the guests and boys before handing over the awards, along with DHS Sport Co-ordinator, Nathan Pillay.

Mr Mathie spoke to the boys, asking them if they were maximising their potential; his advice to them was to wring out every little bit of talent they possessed and to live up to their potential. He said there were three things paramount to success:

  1. Work ethic – not just working hard, but working consistently, even when the coach is not watching; build up a work capacity by working all the time.
  2. Sacrifice – soul for a soul; the greater the dream the greater the sacrifice. It’s only a pipe dream if no sacrifice is made.
  3. Be a good oke – what is your value system, what type of person are you? Are you a team man? What’s your work ethic? Are you a good oke?

He told the boys that if they get these three things right, they would reap the rewards in time and be successful in whatever they attempt. He then congratulated the award winners and assisted the DHS Sport Co-ordinator, Mr Nathan Pillay, to hand out the awards.

The Sports & Cultural Awards highlight the District, Provincial and National Representatives in all codes of sport and cultural activities available at DHS. The boys were called up in their respective groups to receive a certificate of recognition, with some receiving individual awards and trophies.

The award winners were as follows:

DISTRICT, PROVINCIAL, NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Athletics
KZN U17 – Kwanele Manukuza

D&D U19 – Kaid O’Neill
D&D U19 – Alwande Mnguni
D&D U19 – Marcel Nel
D&D U17 – Kwanele Manukuza
D&D U17 – Joshua Winnaar

Badminton
SA Schools – Rivaldo Soni

KZN U19 – Rivaldo Soni
KZN U17 – Rivaldo Soni
KZN U15 – Eveshan Arumugam

Basketball
KZN U18B – Kyle Madlala
KZN U18B – Hlumelo Noncembu
KZN U16A – Prince Bambi
KZN U16A – Nathan Del Fava
KZN U16A – Asher Knox-Davies

Dbn Coastals U18 – Kyle Madlala
Dbn Coastals U18 – Hlumelo Noncembu
Dbn Coastals U16 – Jordan Abrahams
Dbn Coastals U16 – Prince Bambi
Dbn Coastals U16 – Nathan Del Fava
Dbn Coastals U16 – Asher Knox-Davies
Durban Coastals U16 – Lwandile Mdlangathi

Bowls
District U20 – Lloyd Milligan

Chess
KZN U16 – Naseem Essa

Climbing
KZN U15 – Yadav Nunnan

Cross Country
Dbn Central U19 – Nokutunda Muteweri
Dbn Central U17 – Onamandla Qhwaya

Debating
ABSA Challenge – Ziyaad Joosab
ABSA Challenge – Olwethu Manqele
ABSA Challenge – Seluleko Sabela
ABSA Challenge – Amahle Shazi

Durban and Coastal League – Sbani Maphumulo

First Aid
First Aid Level 3 – Obakhe Delubom
First Aid Level 3 – Azhar Karolia
First Aid Level 3 – Sonqoba Makhanya
First Aid Level 3 – Senthan Naicker
First Aid Level 3 – Jonathan Shore

Football
SA Schools Combined FA U19 – Bahlebonke Made
SA Schools Combined FA U19 – Joshua Reddy
SA Schools Combined FA U19 – Kyle Thyssen

KZN U19A – Bahlebonke Made
KZN U19A = Kyle Thyssen
KZN U19B – Andile Langazane
KZN U19B – Joshua Reddy
KZN U16B – Mpho Ndaba
KZN U14B – Minenhle Vilikazi
KZN U14A – Theo Brown

Dbn Central U19 – Andile Langazane
Dbn Central U19 – Bahlebonke Made
Dbn Central U19 – Lwandle Magwaza
Dbn Central U19 – Mwelisi Memela
Dbn Central U19 – Alwande Mnguni
Dbn Central U19 – Sphephele Mthembu
Dbn Central U19 – Ngxongo Thando
Dbn Central U19 – Joshua Reddy
Dbn Central U19 – Kyle Thyssen
Dbn Central U16 – Solwazi Dlamini
Dbn Central U16 – Sello Moeti
Dbn Central U16 – Sumeiyan Naidoo
Dbn Central U16 – Mpho Ndaba
Dbn Central U15 – Lwandile Gama
Dbn Central U15 – Cebo Mbuyisa
Dbn Central U15 – Kayle Nicholls
Dbn Central U15 – Sduduzo Siwela
Dbn Central U15 – Andile Wanda
Dbn Central U14 – Theo Brown
Dbn Central U14 – Junior Bambi
Dbn Central U14 – Aiden Quinn
Dbn Central U14 – Hlela Ntombela
Dbn Central U14 – Minenhle Vilikazi

Hockey
SA U16 Squad – Bagcine Gqweta

KZN U14A – Lerou Ditlahlakanyane
KZN U14A – Aldridge Maasdorp
KZN U14A – Liam Ruiters

KZN Coastals – U16A Bagcine Gqweta
KZN Coastals – U16A Othembayo Ndondo
KZN Coastals – U14A Lulonke Gono
KZN Coastals – U18B Usama Ghuman
KZN Coastals – U18B Khaya Hlomuka
KZN Coastals – U16B Sachin Soni
KZN Coastals – U14B Keelan Henry
KZN Coastals – U14B Andile Mbambo
KZN Coastals – U14B Sduduzo Zondi
KZN Coastals – U18C Eli Louis
KZN Coastals – U18C Sholin Naicker
KZN Coastals – U18C Joshua Winnaar

Umlazi U16A – Bagcine Gqweta
Umlazi U16A – Othembayo Ndondo
Umlazi U14A – Lerou Ditlahlakanyane
Umlazi U14A – Lulonke Gono
Umlazi U14A – Aldridge Maasdorp
Umlazi U14A – Liam Ruiters
Umlazi U18B – Khaya Hlomuka
Umlazi U18B – Eli Louis
Umlazi U18B – Sholin Naicker
Umlazi U16B – Yanga Mdletshe
Umlazi U16B – Sachin Soni
Umlazi U16B – Thandolwethu Zondo
Umlazi U14B – Keelan Henry
Umlazi U14B – Kyle McCalgan
Umlazi U14B – Sduduzo Zondi
Umlazi U18C – Usama Ghuman
Umlazi U18C – Benjamin Hulett
Umlazi U18C – Ross Shedlock
Umlazi U18C – Joshua Winnaar
Umlazi U18C – Justin Wingrove
Umlazi U16C – Khalil Alwar
Umlazi U16C – Ayurv Indurjeeth
Umlazi U16C – Lloyd Milligan
Umlazi U16C – Ateeq Patel
Umlazi U14C – Andile Mbambo

Indoor Cricket
KZN U14 – Joshua Venter

Rugby
KZN U18 Academy – Avumile Bongco
KZN U18 Academy – Darren Booysen
KZN U18 Academy – Brian Dosemba
KZN U18 Academy – Taariq Kruger
KZN U16 Grant Khomo – Kwanele Manukuza
KZN U15 Club Rugby – Lwandile Mshengu
KZN U15 Club Rugby – Jordan Ramsamy
KZN U15 Club Rugby – Aphiwe Zama
KZN U18 Club Rugby – Aaron Mukonkole

Rugby 7s
KZN U17 – Brian Dosemba
KZN U17 – Nqobani Dlamini

Softball
SA U19 – Rogan Green

KZN U19 – Kendall Edwards
KZN U19 – Matthew Delderfield
KZN U19 – Rogan Green
KZN U19 – Corne Nel
KZN U15 – Weihrich Basson
KZN U15 – Michiel Burger
KZN U15 – Riley Clarivette
KZN U15 – Luke Gallagher
KZN U15 – Bryan Jamarie

Spelling Bee
Durban Municipal Competition – Themba Mahlaba

Swimming
Swim SA Federation U14- Awande Nkunzi
Swim SA Federation U14 – Thapelo Ramoholi

SA Junior National Level – Callyn Kinsey
SA Junior National Level – Yash Maharaj
SA Junior National Level – Vuyani Ncube
SA Junior National Level – Awande Nkunzi
SA Junior National Level – Keagan Olivier
SA Junior National Level – Keyontae Raynard

KZN Level 3 – Breydon Remley
KZN Level 3 – Elijah Chetty
KZN Level 3 – Teagen McCarthy
KZN Level 3 – Thapelo Ramoholi

Toastmasters
International Youth Leadership – Mu’aaz Bassa
International Youth Leadership – Muhamed Khalil
International Youth Leadership – Bakithi Msomi

Touch Rugby
KZN U19 – Ethan Ballantine
KZN U19 – Eli Louis
KZN U17 – Abderahman Assila
KZN U17 – Nhlakanipho Nxaba
KZN U15 – Lwandile Gama
KZN U15 – Sbo Mjoli

Water Polo
SA U15 – Sabelo Mlaba

KZN Schools U19 – Ntando Mpuqa
KZN Schools U16 – Samuel Spooner
KZN Schools U16 – Mahle Makhanya
KZN Schools U16 – Nqobile Phiri
KZN Schools U15 – Sabelo Mlaba
KZN Schools U15 – Yasheer Maharaj

KZN Coastals U16 – Travis Burke
KZN Coastals U16 – Mahle Makhanya
KZN Coastals U16 – Swelihle May
KZN Coastals U16 – Nqobile Phiri
KZN Coastals U16 – Breydon Remley
KZN Coastals U16 – Sinqobile Simamane
KZN Coastals U16 – Samuel Spooner
KZN Coastals U15 – Connor Carson
KZN Coastals U15 – Kai Coetzee
KZN Coastals U15 – Yasheer Maharaj
KZN Coastals U15 – Sabelo Mlaba
KZN Coastals U15 – Le-Shae Naicker
KZN Coastals U14 – Christian Everitt
KZN Coastals U14 – Teagan McCarthy
KZN Coastals U14 – Reece Truter
KZN Coastals U19B – Ntando Mpuqa

Wind Band
KZN Youth – Nathan Harvey
KZN Youth – Ntokozo Nsibande

KZN Youth Choir
KZN Youth – Obakhe Delubom
KZN Youth – Sandise Cezula

 AWARD WINNERS

Cricket
Open Bowler of the Year – Joshua Stride
Open Batsman of the Year – Taine Owen

U15 Bowler of the Year – Jadin Dayanund, Andile Wanda
U15 Batsman of the Year – Lutendo Tsanwani

U14 Bowler of the Year – Alex Combrink
U14 Batsman of the Year –Jayson Butler, Nkululeko Masondo

Indoor Hockey
Open Player of the year – Benjamin Hulett
U16 Player of the year – Bagcine Gqweta
U14 Player of the Year – Lerou Ditlahlakanyane

Hockey
Open Player of the Year – Usama Ghuman
Open Most Improved Player of the Year – Khaya Hlomuka

U16 Player of the Year – Bagcine Gqweta
U16 Most Improved Player of the Year – Othembayo Ndondo, Sachin Soni

U14 Player of the Year – Lerou Ditlahlakanyane, Aldridge Maasdorp
U14 Most Improved Player of the Year – Sduduzo Zondi

Rugby
The IT Bennison Trophy – Best 1st XV Player – Taariq Kruger
The Aztec Trophy – Most dedicated DHS Rugby Player – Darren Booysen
The Getkate Award – Most Improved Player of the Year – Hlumelo Noncembu
The De Bruyn Trophy – Junior Player with the Biggest Impact in the 1st XV – Nqobani Dlamini
Open Rugby Coaches Award – Commitment and Loyalty – Marcel Nel

Water Polo
Most Valuable Player – Samuel Spooner
Best Hole-Guard – Swelihle May
Sportsmanship Trophy – Mahle Makhanya
Most Promising Player in his First Year at DHS – Christian Everitt

SPECIAL AWARDS

Sports Achiever of the Year – Rogan Green
Sportsman of the Year – Rogan Green


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