With the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions being in a state of ease, we had a wonderfully supported Championship (Inter-House) Gala.
The Gala produced some magnificent performances. All the events were competitive and the winning times were outstanding.
The overall results of the gala were as follows:
1st Swales 128
2nd Payn 101
3rd Blackmore 68
4th Langley 58
5th Campbell 39
6th Grice 36
The age group Champion swimmers were as follows:
U14 Tristan Janse van Rensburg
U15 Adrian Truter, Kirk Wilson
U16 Brendan Visser, Matthew Hunt
U17 Keyontae Raynard
U19 Thapelo Ramoholi
We are tremendously proud of the massive strides that have been taken in School’s swimming programme over the last six years.
Alan Burt Gala
Six years ago our Swimmers did not fare well at the Alan Burt Gala, coming in last with very few points on the scoreboard. Fast forward to 2022 and very pleasing results indeed were achieved, with School placing second.
Results from Alan Burt Gala:
3rd St David’s
4th’ Pretoria Boys’ High
5th Maritzburg College
7th St Stithians
Westville Invitation Gala
The DHS Swim team also placed 5th in the Westville Boys’ Gala at which schools from around the country competed. We were, however, the 2nd highest placed Team in KZN.
The results from the Westville Gala (National Tournament) were as follows:
1st St Benedict’s
3rd Grey College
4th St David’s
6th Maritzburg College
8th Pretoria Boys’ High
Top 10 Gala
The DHS Swimmers once again put in a very strong performance at the Top 10 Gala (hosted by Westville Boys’), and managed to finish 2nd.
Well done to everyone who participated and thank you to our Coaches and Boys who have put in countless hours of work to achieve these results!
Results of the Top 10 Gala were as follows:
4th Maritzburg College
DHS managed to finish 2nd behind Westville and the points tally shows once again the amount of work and dedication that has taken place to improve our Aquatics Programme at School.
Results of Northwood Gala:
1st Westville A 197
2nd DHS A 171
3rd Maritzburg College A 160
4th Westville B 142
5th Northwood A 139
6th Northwood B 89
7th Maritzburg College B 79
Once again our swimmers did us proud!
The swimming season culminated in the final gala, being the auspicious Durban & Districts Gala (D&D). The event was held at the Kings Park Swimming complex this week and the showdown was on between the top 6 boys schools in Durban.
The DHS team once again did not disappoint and put in sublime performances. All the efforts of the coaching staff and boys paid off and our boys were placed in a well-earned second position.
The final placings were as follows:
The turnaround in Swimming at School has been monumental and the results are a reflection of the hard work that has been put in by all coaches and swimmers. A huge congratulations to all involved!
Cricket is another Sport at School where a huge emphasis has been placed on improving our results.
A fantastic set of Cricket results were achieved with our 1st XI, U16A and U15A all beating Northwood!
Well done to Kearsney who won the majority of the fixtures that were played, however, we would like to mention two stand out victories that included our 1st XI and U15A teams.
Our 1st XI batted first and scored a low total of 148. The character and pride shown to bowl Kearsney for 118 all out is a testament to the hard work being put in by our boys and Mr M Shezi after a disappointing start to the year. This victory follows another victory against Glenwood in the team’s previous fixture played.
A special mention to Kamran Naraidu who took 5 wickets for 42 runs after 10 overs, as well as Bongumusa Shezi who took 4 wickets for 17 runs after 10 overs!
Our U15As, who have yet to lose a game, continued their outstanding start to the season with a convincing 9 wicket win over Kearsney! This victory is their 7th consecutive win so far this term.
Our DHS Athletes have excelled again. Our star Athletes each won their respective fields in Athletics for the second round of Umlazi District trials!
Ntando Buthelezi won the Long Jump for the U19 Age Group – and he is still only U18.
Owam Nqweniso won the 200m for the U15 Age Group.
Zenkosi Mthiyane won both the 100m and 200m for the U17 Age Group – still only U16!
Adriano Jackson won the High Jump for the U17 Age Group – still only U16!
Thandolwami Ntshangase won the Long Jump for the U17 Age Group.
Well done to all of you and keep flying the DHS Flag high!
The work that has been put in behind the scenes to turn Sport around at School since the arrival of Mr Pinheiro as Head Master five years ago has been tireless.
The overall improvement in results is a true testament to the efforts of our Coaches, Senior Management and Boys. We look forward to a continuation of this improvement and thank all involved for their tremendous efforts.