14 AND 15 JUNE 2024


It is a pleasure to welcome Mr Stuart West, Headmaster of St John’s College, and the broader St John’s community, to the campus today, I have no doubt that our interaction, as always, will be filled with good humour, fierce rivalry and friendship. This interaction between our schools has been a longstanding affair and I have no doubt that today’s matches will be closely contested.

Our Founders would be proud of all St Alban’s has achieved over the years, and would be particularly proud of the healthy rivalry, collegiality and camaraderie displayed here today. There is a rich legacy of competitive sportsmanship and positive interaction between our schools over a long period of time, and it is always a privilege to welcome old friends to our beautiful campus. 

We are delighted that many parents have joined their sons today and we sincerely hope that you will enjoy all that our facilities have to offer. Please take advantage of our hospitality, relax and enjoy yourselves and do not hesitate to ask our staff or boys should you have any queries or require any assistance. The Anton Murray Pavilion is there to be used at your convenience as is the @thegreyandblue above the astroturf, and the Tom Hamilton Wellness Centre where you can get an early morning cup of coffee from our very own Barista, Lawrence Mthombeni, who has established Shorties Coffee on our campus.

We also welcome all Old Albanians who joined us last night at the Old Albanian Dinner and now at our winter sport Old Boys Day. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the sportsmanship displayed and reminisce of the wonderful connections you made in days gone by when you were out on the field or wandering around the campus. Please join us after the 1st XI Hockey match in the newly-established Old Albanian Club House (@thegreyandblue) and after the 1st XV Rugby match in the Anton Murray Pavilion for refreshments – we would love to reconnect with you. Donné Roebert, our Old Albanian Liaison, will also be around and if this is your first visit back, I would encourage you to connect with her.

Many Old Albanians and current and past parents contributed to the Diamond Jubilee MacRobert Commons project and other projects around the campus. If you have not yet seen the changes to the front of the school, or our new Boarding House, named after John Tsebe, a founder, I would encourage you to do so.

We are also grateful to welcome Bongi Mbonambi to the campus today to launch a scholarship in his name. The Springboks, led by Bongi, have been a wonderful example of resilience and excellence and we are grateful that Sabvest have generously donated a scholarship dedicated to this cause. We welcome Mr Kuben Pillay, Chairman of Sabvest and past Council Chair, who is representing Sabvest as we celebrate this milestone.

Thanks must go to Garth Turvey, our Director of Sport, for his passion and hard work for this event as well as his impeccable organisation which has dealt with complex logistics as we host rugby and hockey teams on the campus today. The fact that our fields and gardens are in such good shape is a tribute to our Facilities Director, Mrs René Swart and our Grounds Manager, Mr John Nkuna, who himself played in these grounds whilst a schoolboy here, over a decade ago. Thank you for your dedication and passion and for the beautiful facilities we are enjoying today, 61 years after our founding.

Please enjoy the highveld sunshine, enjoy the collegiality that this day is known for and enjoy the competitiveness on the field and the relationships and friendships you build, and we look forward to connecting with you.

 Yours Sincerely, 

Shane Kidwell
(6th Headmaster, St Alban’s College)

Laud the grace of God victorious,
Sing triumphant o’er the foe,
Tell of him a martyr glorious,
For the changeless truth laid low,
Faithful servant, valiant soldier,
Whom all lands and ages know.
Hymn for St Alban


Friday 14 June  2024

14h00 Tea, Coffee and snacks will be served @thegreyandblue
16h15 1st team fixture. Your headmaster’s VIP area will be at the far end of Leseding Astro.

Reunion 2024 for Old Albanians and Invited Guests
17h00 Class of 1984 meet at Westhill
18h00 Classes of 1994, 2004 & 2014, Honorary Awards recipients and invited guests meet at the Hamilton Hall
18h30 Guard of Honour
19h00 Reunion cocktail event begins

Saturday 15 June  2024

06h30 Tea, Coffee and snacks will be served @thegreyandblue
07h15 Tea, Coffee and snacks will be served at Anton Murray Pavilion downstairs
12h45 Headmaster’s Address
13h10 1st XV Kick off
15h00 – Live Music starts


Please follow the signage for parking on campus. There will also be additional parking at Varsity College.




The playing of school sports is primarily of an educational nature.


To encourage participation and engender the highest standards of sportsmanship, self-discipline and control in players.

Parents and supporters should consider themselves representative of the school when supporting fixtures involving their son’s team. Therefore, they are encouraged to support their son and various other teams.


Positive support will be appreciated.

Parents and supporters are requested to refrain from directing negative comments at referees, umpires, any other officials, players or opposition supporters.

No form of discrimination based on race, gender, religion or culture will be tolerated.

Parents and supporters are asked to position themselves well on the sidelines and refrain from standing or sitting behind the back or goal line.

Parents and supporters are requested not to walk up and down the lines of the field while a game is in progress.

Parents are instructed to stay out of the technical areas. (Area where players and officials are seated)

Alcohol may only be consumed on the upper tier of the Anton Murray Pavilion. The bar will open at 11am. 


Parents are not to interfere with the coach’s team selection at any time.


Parents and spectators should take up matters with the Director of Sports. Please do not approach individual officials, umpires and coaches.

We respectfully request that every family member concerned and spectators ensure that this Code of Conduct is adhered to make every sports fixture enjoyable to all.


Friday 14 June 2024 – Click here to view the complete fixture list
Saturday 15 June 2024 – Click here to view the complete  fixture list



Friday, 14 June 2024
15h30 – 17h00

Saturday, 15 June 2024 (House Viewing Only)
09h00 – 11h00