LET­TER FROM THE MAR­ITZBURG COL­LEGE ACT­ING HEAD­MAS­TER

Weekend Witness - - Sport -

OVER the next eight days Mar­itzburg Col­lege will be a hive of ac­tiv­ity as we cel­e­brate and en­joy a feast of both hockey and rugby at first­team level, as well U14 and U16 rugby. There are a num­ber of wellestab­lished school fes­ti­vals in the coun­try over this hol­i­day sea­son and we are in­deed for­tu­nate that we have been able to at­tract so many top-class schools to Pi­eter­mar­itzburg.

The par­tic­i­pat­ing schools have re­spect for each other be­cause they are all very sim­i­lar in ethos and cul­ture, and our re­la­tion­ships go back many gen­er­a­tions. We are thus con­fi­dent that the rugby and hockey will be played with­out com­pro­mise.

Games will be com­pet­i­tive and passionate, but will be played in true school­boy fash­ion. The six days are not only about rugby and hockey, but also about re­new­ing and cre­at­ing friend­ships.

There is a gen­uine ca­ma­raderie among the boys and the coaches, and it is won­der­ful to watch how they share in each other’s sport­ing tribu­la­tions and cel­e­bra­tions.

On be­half of the Mar­itzburg Col­lege com­mu­nity, I ex­tend a very warm wel­come to the vis­it­ing par­ents.

If this is your first visit to our school, I sin­cerely hope that you will be well hosted and that you leave with pos­i­tive mem­o­ries of this small part of KwaZulu-Natal.

I also take this op­por­tu­nity to pay trib­ute to those Mar­itzburg Col­lege mem­bers of staff who spent hours of prepa­ra­tion be­hind the scenes to en­sure that the fes­ti­vals run smoothly. Their ded­i­ca­tion to the school is truly amaz­ing and we are in­debted to you all. K. GUISE-BROWN Act­ing head­mas­ter

PHOTO: IAN CARBUTT

Mar­itzburg Col­lege act­ing head­mas­ter Keith Guise-Brown has wel­comed all vis­i­tors to the school for the 150th Win­ter Sports Fes­ti­val.

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