ST DAVID’S MARIST INANDA WINTER FIXTURE
18 MARCH 2023
Dear Parents, Staff and Boys
It is always a pleasure to welcome the Headmaster, Mr Mike Thiel, Staff, Parents and Boys of St David’s to the St Alban’s College campus. This fixture and interaction between our two schools has been a longstanding affair and the rivalry and camaraderie displayed when our two schools compete against each other, has always been collegial. We are looking forward to interacting again today particularly given that St Alban’s is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee, and I would like to invite all our visitors to make themselves at home in the peaceful environment of our campus. 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 and the @thegreyandblue, above the astroturf, are there to be used at your convenience and drinks and snacks will be available for staff after every game.
St Alban’s College continues to grow in stature and although we are not as old as St David’s, we are particularly proud of our sporting tradition dating back to 1963. Sport is a wonderful way for boys to learn and grow and although there will be specific rivalries today, I sincerely hope that everyone involved will not only enjoy the interaction, but learn from their experiences.
My sincere thanks also go to all the staff who accompany and coach these young men, for giving them this wonderful opportunity and for supporting them. I would particularly like to thank Garth Turvey, our Director of Sport, and his team for putting together the programme and for ensuring that everyone is kept safe and has a rewarding experience. It would also be remiss of me not to congratulate and thank Johnny Nkuna and our ground staff for ensuring that our facilities are well prepared.
Lastly, to all the players, enjoy the competition but ensure that rivalry and competition do not become your masters. Play hard but fair, and most of all develop friendships and ensure that you live, learn and enjoy your experiences on the field.
(6th Headmaster, St Alban’s College)
“Enjoy the competition but ensure that rivalry and competition do not become your masters. Play hard but fair, most of all develop friendships and ensure that you live, learn and enjoy your experiences on the field.”
FORMAT OF THE DAY
Friday 17 March 2023
17:00 Refreshments and snacks for Coaches and Staff @thegreyandblue
18: 30 1st XI Hockey Match. There will be seating for your staff adjacent to the Astro and up @thegreyandblue. Please join the St Alban’s College staff for the match.
Saturday 18 March 2023
06:45 Coffee and breakfast snacks at the Anton Murray Pavilion (Rugby) or @greyandblue (Hockey). The @greyandblue building is on the main drive, just above the Astroturf.
Please extend the invitation to all your staff.
10:30 Refreshments and boerewors rolls at the Jurie du Toit Hut. This is at the far end of the Moshate Rugby Field (Main Field).
11:00 1st XV Rugby Match. There will be seating for your staff adjacent to the hut. Please join the St Alban’s College staff for the match.
13:00 Post-match drinks and snacks for all staff at the Anton Murray Pavilion (downstairs).
Please follow the signage for parking within the campus. There will also be additional parking at Varsity College.
CODE OF CONDUCT
PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS
The playing of school sports is primarily of an educational nature.
AIM OF SCHOOL SPORT
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.
CONDUCT AT MATCHES
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.
CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION
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.