King Edward VII School have finalised the fixture list for their 2014 Easter Festival with the hosts set to take on Rondebosch, Queen’s College and Northwood in a bumper list of matches over the three days.
The hosts, together with Grey PE are arguably the most formidable teams on display and it is a fixture most rugby fans would have loved to see. Nonetheless there are some tantalising encounters to look forward to on each of the three days. The KES v Rondebosch clash will be the highlight on day one, followed by Grey PE v Marlow on day two and KES v Queen’s on the final day. The KES v Queen’s match on the final day will be of great interest to KES headmaster, David Lovatt, who was head of the Eastern Cape school before moving north to join the Reds!
The KES Easter Rugby and Hockey Festival was first staged in 2002 as a key event in celebrating King Edward VII School’s Centenary. It was originally planned as a once off Festival but as a result of the huge success it turned out to be, became an integral component of the School`s annual calendar.
The Festival has a unique ‘family’ flavour and is considered an annual pilgrimage for multitudes of old boys, and friends of the School. Senior rugby and hockey teams, as well as enthusiastic Primary School teams showcase their skills over a period of 3 days. 36 teams participate and provide visitors and supporters with a feast of top class schoolboy sport.
Day 1, Thursday 17 April 2014
09h00 – Eldoraigne v Marlow
10h20 – Northwood v Graeme College
11h40 – Queen’s College v Parktown
13h00 – Hentie Cilliers v Trinityhouse
14h20 – KES v Rondebosch
15h40 – Grey PE v Menlopark
Day 2, Saturday 19 April 2014
09h00 – Menlopark v Northwood
10h20 – Eldoraigne v Hentie Cilliers
11h40 – Trinityhouse v Graeme College
13h00 – Rondebosch v Parktown
14h20 – Grey PE v Marlow
15h40 – KES v Queen’s
Day 3, Monday 21 April 2014
08h30 – Queen’s College v Hentie Cilliers
09h50 – Graeme College v Parktown
11h10 – Marlow v Menlopark
12h30 – Grey PE v Rondebosch
13h50 – Eldoraigne v Trinityhouse
15h10 – KES v Northwood