Grey College book place in regional final of Standard Bank Pro20-competition for schools
Grey College has booked their place in the regional final of the Standard Bank Pro20 for schools by defeating St. Andrews by six wickets at the Johan Volsteedt Oval in Bloemfontein. The final who will determine the champions of the Chevrolet Knights who will represent the central franchise at the national tournament in Stellenbosch later this year will take place on Sunday at the OUTsurance Oval in Bloemfontein. The champions of the Free State’s opponent for the final will be decided on Wednesday at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley when Noord-Kaap and Diamantveld will lock horns in the Griqualand West final. Noord-Kaap is the defending champions of the Chevrolet Knights. They defeated Grey College in the final last season. The regional final will be televised live on SuperSport and is a curtain raiser for the Chevrolet Knights’ Standard Bank Pro20-clash against the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras at the OUTsurance Oval in Bloemfontein.
Hierby die tye van die Grey kriekewedstryd volgens DSTV se programskedule.
(Sunday, February 06, 2011
09:15 – 12:45
Standard Bank Schools Pro20 Challenge Free State School v Griqua School
(Sunday, February 06, 2011)
18:00 – 19:00
Standard Bank Schools Pro20 Challenge H\L Free State School v Griqua School
January 13 2011
J A A R P R O G R A M 2011 JANUARIE 2011
9 – 11 Januarie 2011 Grey High Cricket Festival PE
9 Januarie 2011 Tafeltennis Afrigtingskliniek Botshabelo
10 Januarie 2011 Prefekte meld aan Grey Bloemfontein
10 Januarie 2011 Prefekte opleiding Grey Bloemfontein
11 Januarie 2011 Ontvangs van Graad 8’s – Funksie
12 Januarie 2011 Skole Open
12 – 21 Januarie 2011 Oriëntering Graad 8’s Grey Bloemfontein
14 Januarie 2011 Gholf Grey Champs Schoemanpark
14 Januarie 2011 Uitdunne Grey ABSA Gala Bloemfontein
14 – 16 Januarie 2011 Naweekkamp – Gr 8’s Grey Bloemfontein
14/15 Januarie Indomitus Kamp
16 Januarie 2011 Gholf Grey Champs Schoemanpark
17 Januarie 2011 Grey ABSA Kleurebyeenkoms
17 – 20 Januarie 2011 Grey Tennis Champs Grey Bloemfontein
19 Januarie 2011 Grey ABSA Interhuis Gala
21 Januarie 2011 Krieket KES 1, 2, /15 A, /14 A JHB
21 Januarie 2011 Gholf Grey Champs Bloemfontein Baan
22 Januarie 2011 Cricket St Johns 1, 2, /15 A, /14 A JHB
22 Januarie 2011 Motheo/Xhariep Zone 1 Free State Stadion
23 Januarie 2011 Gholf Grey Champs Bloemfontein Baan
23 – 25 Januarie 2011 Prefektekamp
26 Januarie 2011 Tafeltennis Afrigtingskliniek Botshabelo
27 – 30 Januarie 2011 Grey Kollege/ITEC /18 Waterpoloternooi Bloemfontein
28 – 30 Januarie 2011 Muurbal Southern FS Closed Bloemfontein
29 Januarie 2011 Krieket Grey High 1, 2, /15A, 14A Bloemfontein
29 – 30 Januarie 2011 Gholf – Kroonstad – Jnr Ope Kroonstad
1 Februarie 2011 Prefekte vergadering / opleiding
4 – 5 Februarie 2011 Affies Aflos Gala Pretoria
4 – 5 Februarie 2011 Waterpolo Grey vs PBHS Pretoria
4 – 6 Februarie 2011 Koorkamp
5 Februarie 2011 Gholf Bloemfontein skole-liga Schoemanpark
5 Februarie 2011 Krieket Hilton College 1, 2, /15A, /14A
3, 4, /15B, /15C Hilton Bloemfontein
11/12 Februarie 2011 Grey Kollege / DisChem Tafeltennis toernooi Grey Bloemfontein
11 – 13 Februarie 2011 Muurbal FNB Invitational Festival St Andrews, Bfn
11 February 2011 Valentynsdag
11 Februarie 2011 Westville Gala Durban
12 Februarie 2011 Atletiek HTS Louis Botha Invitation Free State Stadium
12 Februarie 2011 Krieket PBHS 1, 2, /15A , 14A
3, 4, /15B, /15C Bloemfontein
12/13 Februarie 2011 Gholf – Noord Kaap Junior Ope Kimberley
13 Februarie 2011 Midmar myl Pietermaritzburg
17 – 18 Februarie 2011 Interhoër Gala Bloemfontein
17 – 20 Februarie 2011 Pretoria Boys’ High Waterpolotoernooi /18 Pretoria
18 Februarie 2011 Atletiek Sentraal Top 20 Free State Stadion
18 – 19 Februarie 2011 Grey Kollege Standard Bank Skaaktoernooi Bloemfontein
19 Februarie 2011 Gholf Bloemfontein skole-liga Schoemanpark
19 Februarie 2011 Krieket Selborne
1, 2, /15A , 14A East Londen
19 Februarie 2011 Nautilus Grey Kollege
25 – 27 Februarie ‘11 Muurbal Price SA Junior Open Parkview, Jhb
26 Februarie 2011 Krieket Trinity House 2, 3, /15, 14A Johannesburg
26 Februarie 2011 Krieket Hoërskool NK 1 ste Kimberley
26 Februarie 2011 Gholf Bloemfontein skole-liga Schoemanpark
25/26 Februarie 2011 Atletiek Motheo / Xhariep High School Champ Free State Stadion
27 Februarie 2011 Gholf Bloemfontein skole-liga Bloemfontein
1 Maart 2011 Prefektevergadering / Opleiging
4 Maart 2011 Prefekte Tee Fischer Tuin
4 Maart 2011 Atletiek Clover Bethlehem
4 – 6 Maart 2011 Waterpolo KES/Parktown/Jeppe /18,/15,/14 Johannesburg
4 – 6 Maart 2011 Muurbal Bloemfontein Ope Bloemfontein
4/5 Maart 2011 SA Skole Gala Durban
5 Maart 2011 Krieket St Andrews, Bloemfontein 1, /15A Bloemfontein
5 – 6 Maart 2011 Gholf – Sishen Junior Ope Kathu
11/12 Maart 2011 Athletics Free State Secondary Schools Champ Sasolburg
18/19 Maart 2011 Duineveld/Upington Hoërskool Upington
18/19 Maart 2011 AFS Seniors, Jnr and Youth + F Champ Free State
18 – 20 Maart 2011 Gholf – Fish /12 + /14
18 – 21 Maart 2011 Muurbal SA Schools Closed Parkview,Jhb
18 – 22 Maart 2011 Level 3 Gala
21 Maart 2011 ATKV Debatskamp / 1ste Rondte Jim Fouche
22 Maart 2011 Musiekleerders (Grey Musiekkonsent) Bloemfontein
25 – 27 Maart 2011 SA Secondary Schools T + F Champs Paarl
25 – 28 Maart 2011 Level 2 Gala
25 Maart 2011 Skole Sluit
26 Maart 2011 1ste Rugby Grahamstown College Grahamstown
26 – 31 Maart 2011 Affies Gholftoernooi Pretoria
27 – 31 Maart 2011 Laerskool Toplay Rugby Grey Primer
29 Maart 2011 Marlow – 1ste Rugbyspan Cradock
30 Maart – 2 April ‘10 Hockey /16B – Queens College /16 Festival Queenstown
January 10 2011
Ons innige simpatie gaan uit na die Pepler-gesin na die afsterwe van Dokter John Pepler op 3 Januarie 2011. Dok Pepler is ‘n Erelid van Grey Reunie asook Oud-Voorsitter. Hy is beskermheer van Grey-Kollege swem en die ware heer het diep spore in baie mense se lewens gelaat…
Dok sal gemis word!
November 26 2010
BO: Foto van die Wes-Kaap tak se Krieket span.
Net drie Bishops ouens het oopgedaag, toe kommandeer hulle Paarlbois, Gimmies en Boland Landbou ouens op om hul span aan te vul. Die een Bishops man is ‘n wynboer met sy eie krieket span en toe bel hy van sy spelers, met die gevolg dat hul paaltjie wagter ‘n oud Tralie was.
Bishops Uitnodigingspan het eerste gebat en is vir 148 almal uit.
Grey kry toe 150 in 12.3 overs.
Ek was selfs skeidsregter – die eerste keer wat ek op ‘n krieketveld kom.
Klaas du Toit
November 17 2010
GREY KOLLEGE SEKONDÊR : INTERSKOLE 2011
DATUM / DATE
SKOOL / SCHOOL
PLEK / VENUE
18/19 Maart 2011
|26 Maart 2011||Grahamstown College||Grahamstown|
|29 Maart 2011||Marlow||Cradock|
|21 – 25 April 2011||Kearsney College||Durban|
|29 April – 2 Mei 2011||Wildeklawer||Kimberley|
|7/8 Mei 2011||Selborne College||Oos-Londen|
|13/14 Mei 2011||Afrikaans Hoër Pretoria||Bloemfontein|
|20/21 Mei 2011||Paarl Boys High||Bloemfontein|
|23 Julie 2011||Pretoria Boys’ High||Pretoria|
|30 Julie 2011||Grey High School||Bloemfontein|
|12/13 Augustus 2011||Glenwood||Bloemfontein|
|19/20 Augustus 2011||Paul Roos Gimnasium||Stellenbosch|
SKOOLKWARTALE - 2011
12 Jan – 25 Maart
11 April – 24 Junie
18 Jul – 30 Sept
10 Okt – 9 Des
November 16 2010
MONITORE - 2011
Nico Prinsloo - Onder Hoofseun
H C de Bruyn - Hoofseun
Thian du Randt
Jaco Van Tonder
Gary Dykman - Vice Headboy
November 03 2010
1 1896 H van Broekhuizen
2 1912 Boetie Mc Hardy
3 1921 Sarel Strauss
4 1937 Louis Babrow
5 1937 Harry Martin
6 1938 Piet de Wet
7 1955 Popeye Strydom
8 1965 John Wessels
9 1970 Johan Spies
10 1971 Dawie Snyman
11 1971 Morne du Plessis
12 1974 Jackie Snyman
13 1976 Theuns Stoffberg
14 1977 Robbie Blair
15 1986 Jaco Reinach
16 1986 Helgard Müller
17 1992 Andries Truscott
18 1992 Johan Styger
19 1992 Pieter Muller
20 1992 Heinrich Fuls
21 1993 Ruben Kruger
22 1993 Ollie le Roux
23 1993 Naka Drotské
24 1997 Werner Swanepoel
25 1999 Charl Marais
26 2002 CJ vd Linde
27 2004 Gerrie Britz
28 2006 Ruan Pienaar
29 2006 Frans Steyn
30 2007 Bismarck du Plessis
31 2007 Jannie du Plessis
32 2007 Wian du Preez
33 2007 Tiaan Liebenberg
34 2008 Adriaan Strauss
35 2008 Heinrich Brussow
36 2010 Flip vd Merwe
37 2011 Coenie Oosthuizen (Uncapped)
38 2011 Deon Stegmann (Uncapped)
SA Rugby het ‘n artikel geplaas waarin aantygings gemaak is dat Grey spelers koop en soms selfs van Grey se seuns se name genoem. Bekende Old Grey Ian Small- Smith, pa van William Small-Smith, vanjaar se eerste span kaptein het hul geantwoord.
RESPONSE TO YOUR ARTICLE ENTITLED ‘PREPARED TO POACH’ PUBLISHED IN YOUR OCTOBER 2010 EDITION
1. The above article begs a response.
2. I write to you in my capacity as an old Grey, sponsor of boys currently at Grey and as a parent who has hardly missed a game that the Grey 1st team played in the last two years.
3. Grey College Secondary School offers no sporting bursaries whatsoever to its scholars. It does however assist parents with fees if the parents are unable to pay school or boarding fees. The applicants for such assistance need to provide compelling information about their inability to pay school or boarding fees. They do so by completing forms which are colloquially referred to as ‘bursary forms’. The school will accommodate children under these circumstances if it is at all possible. In fact legislation requires the schools to be accommodative under these circumstances. Every child who applies to be accepted at Grey is informed of this procedure and the parents are encouraged to confidentially approach the school in the event the parents have difficulty with paying the fees.
4. The article is a peculiar one and the ‘lengthy investigations’ you had apparently done on this topic is a very generous description of your efforts to write what is supposed to be a well-researched, balanced and responsible article.
5. You refer to the following boys who came to Grey after grade 8: Neethling Fouche, Nicholaas Immelman, Ruwellyn Isbel, Tyron Schultz and Kevin Luiters and Neil Jordaan. You, on the balance of the article, want the readers to believe that these boys were ‘poached’ or offered bursaries to attend Grey. The obvious way of establishing whether this was the case was to make contact with either the boys or their parents and enquire from them directly what the circumstances were which caused them to move their children to Grey College. You didn’t do this basic and logical exercise because it may be argued that you didn’t want to spoil a good story with the truth.
6. Had you made this very basic enquiry you would have found that every single mentioned boy’s parents, but for Ruwellyn Isbel’s, pay the full school and boarding fees. In every single instance the parents will be able to provide proof of this fact.
7. Ruwellyn Isbel is sponsored by an old Grey to attend Grey. His mother, with the greatest of respect to her as a single parent and wonderful God-fearing woman, is simply unable to afford it to send her son to Grey or any other school for that matter. Nothing prevented her from having completed a ‘bursary form’ for financial assistance but the fact is it wasn’t necessary. Ruwellyn is financially fully supported by an individual who has Ruwellyn’s interest at heart, first and foremost. The individual supporting Ruwellyn had a son at Grey who tragically died a few years ago. The sponsor can hardly be criticized under these circumstances and he gets absolutely no discount on any school or boarding fees from Grey.
8. In fact there are a few other boys at Grey that are also either partly or fully supported by old Grey’s. In all their cases their parents are unable to meet the financial obligations they encountered when their sons went to Grey.
9. If one looks at probabilities, take the following given facts: The Grey boys who made the SA Schools team this year, Paul Jordaan (father an old Grey), Johan Goosen, William Small-Smith (father an old Grey), Kevin Luiters, Neethling Fouche and Anrich Bitzi all pay their own school and boarding fees and they have been paying it since the arrived at Grey years ago. Not one of them receives any financial assistance from the school. Proof of this can be provided. If these boys don’t get financial incentives or bursaries from Grey College, what are the probabilities that youngsters as young as 13 (Grade 7 according to your article), with hardly any track record or credentials, would be offered money to come to Grey College.
10. The suggestion that coaches won’t speak to the boys of the other schools directly, but get the captain or other players to do the talking is equally improbable. I try to imagine a coach trying to get one of his 13 year old players to persuade another 13 year old boy that the latter should rather attend a school 800km away than his current school but honestly my imagination fails me on this one. The allegation that ‘some of the Grey PE u/16 players said that the Grey College coach sent a player, in most cases the captain, to approach them on the school’s behalf’ simply fails to withstand closer scrutiny. Are the anonymous Grey PE boys saying that they were approached by more than one boy, including the captain who said that the coach has sent them to speak to the Grey PE boys on behalf of Grey College? That would defeat the object of a ‘subtle approach’ entirely, wouldn’t it? In all honesty, and with the utmost of respect which I have for Grey PE, their superb headmaster and proud old boys, this story seems ‘a bridge to far’. Yet it found its way into your magazine. One wonders if it would have had Grey lost against Grey PE this year. In fact if my memory serves me correct Grey Bloem beat Grey PE’s u/16 side quite easily this year. It is weird then that the Grey coach would want to recruit players in an age group that his team were the stronger one on the day and then to use his players to facilitate the approach to boys who, if they would move to Grey, would in all likelihood compete for their place and position in a team against the very boys who ‘lured’ them to Grey on instructions of the coach. It just doesn’t have the ring of truth, does it?
11. Had it truly occurred and serious approaches were in fact made, and not just one kid trying to persuade another one that his school is the better one, I would have expected the Grey PE boys to tell their coach, the coach to tell the headmaster and the headmaster informing the Grey College headmaster of the tactics employed by the coach in question.
12. In fact simple statistics would show that ever since I actively started to follow Grey College sport in 1972, I recall only Jan Serfontein who moved from Grey PE to Grey Bloem. He moved because his parents moved. It is clear that the approaches you allege the coaches get the players to make on behalf of Grey to the Grey PE boys, was either a miserable failure (and has been for 40 years) or at least an exaggeration by the Grey PE boys concerned.
13. You also refer to Marcel van der Merwe who came to Grey in his matric year (2009). Had you spoken to anyone of significance at Grey, Paarl Boys High, Marcel himself or his father you may well have found a perfectly valid reason and explanation why he made the move. He certainly wasn’t recruited by Grey as you suggest. He certainly wasn’t paid by Grey to make the move. A responsible journalist would have attempted to speak to an informed individual about Marcel’s reason for moving to Grey but you elected to use this as an example of Grey recruiting players rather than finding out what caused him to move.
14. In conclusion I am disappointed that you published this article. Your agenda is one that doesn’t serve the cause of objective, intelligent and responsible journalism. In fact it is clearly bias. This is illustrated by the fact that you indicate in your article that you are withholding the names of the players who made the allegations but you have no hesitation to mention the names of the players at Grey who you would like your readers to believe where probably recruited.
15. Let me know if you require the contact details of any of the parents of this year’s 1st team in the event you wish to continue with your ‘lengthy investigations’.