Reunion dinner on 5th June was once again a well supported and fun filled evening. Old boys from far and wide got together to re new old acquaintances and reminisced about days gone by. The numbers at this dinner continue to grow and this year saw over 220 old boys attending. The Master of ceremonies Stefan Botha congratulated the 1970 year for coming out and joining us for dinner and celebrating their 45 Reunion anniversary. A fantastic turn out from the 1995 year (20 year reunion) saw almost 40 old boys in attendance. The 2005 and 2010 years were also well supported and we were very happy to welcome you all back to Northwood.
On Saturday 6 June we celebrated our school and heritage as we welcomed many old and new friends to Northwood for a day of fellowship and sport. This year was an extra special milestone for Northwood as we were awarded an FNB Classis Clash fixture vs Kearsney, which was aired live by SuperSport from our fields! The support shown by the community and old boys was evident with over 6500 people attending this event.
This year Northwood offered a beer garden, hosted by the popular George based in Umhlanga which was very well attended by our Old Boys and which we look forward to include in future Old Boy Day events!
Old Boy, rugby great and Northlands Boys High Head Boy of 1989, Warren Brosnihan, was present for the renaming of one of our rugby fields in his honour. Warren epitomises the school motto (Acquit ye like men) and has been a true role model for all Northwood Boys.
Our 1st XV Rugby score 14-36 was in the visitors favour, with the Northwood 1st hockey team having disappointing end to their season when they were beaten 5 – 1 by a powerful Kearsney team, however a great day of sports all round was had in an awesome finish to the season. Thank you to everyone for their continued support of Northwood and the Knights.
We look forward to next years reunion dinner where we will celebrate the following anniversary years: 1966 – 50th, 1971 – 45th, 1976 – 40th, 1986 – 30th, 1991 – 25th, 1996 -20th, 2006 – 10th, 2011 – 5th. Please remember you do not have to be celebrating an anniversary year to attend the dinner. Go Knights!!!