Lumi Matwele delivered a strong all-round performance for DHS in their win over St Alban's. (Photo: Brad Morgan)

21 June 2024

Two Durban High School (DHS) boys, Lethabo Bogacwi and Lumi Matwele, Matt De Oliveira, of Kearsney College, and Northwood‘s Harley Jagga, were named in the South African Schools side at the conclusion of the SASHOC National Week in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Both Bogacwi and De Oliveira made the SA Schools team in 2023, while Matwele was included in the SA u17 squad. The SA Schools head coach is Kearsney College’s Director of Hockey, Keegan Pearce.

KZN Coastal A finished third after a 1-0 win over Southern Gauteng A, while KZN Inland A took fifth following a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southern Free State A. For a fourth time in succession, Western Province A lifted the title. This time it took a hotly contested 3-2 win over Boland in the final.

Missed the action? Catch up on KZN Coastal’s and KZN Inland’s exploits on the Pinnacle Schools YouTube channel

Noah Venter, of SACS, was named the Goalkeeper of the Tournament. Jeppe’s Ethan Kapanda received the Defender of the Tournament Award. Southern Gauteng’s Tyler-Reed Napier, who is home schooled, was named the Midfielder of the Tournament.

Reuben Sendzul  (Paul Roos, Boland A) picked up two awards – the Striker of the Tournament and the Player of the Tournament. He scored 12 goals, two more than SACS’ star Litha Kraai. The leading scorer from KZN was Grant Bridgeford, who scored five times.

He and his Hilton College team-mate, Jarred Kitto, were named in the SA Schools B squad. Maritzburg College‘s Banele Dlamini also cracked the nod, as did Northwood’s James Read.

DHS had three players included in the SA u17 squad – Tyrique Cloete, Bhavesh Naicker and Sithsaba Siyoyo – while Hilton’s Reagan Mudau and Jayden Roux were also included. Kadin Jenkins, of Maritzburg College, joined them, and Ben Loxton, of Northwood, sparkled for the KZN Coastal B side, to secure a spot.


Lethabo Bogacwi (DHS, KZN Coastal A), Ruard Booysen (Pretoria Boys High, Northern Gauteng), Kian Cambier (Grey High, Eastern Province), Dayle Gertson (Wynberg Boys’ High, Western Province), James Grieve (Bishops, Western Province), Harlee Jagga (Northwood, KZN Coastal A), Litha Kraai (SACS, Western Province), Juan Martin (Jeppe, Southern Gauteng A), Lumi Matwele (DHS, KZN Coastal A), Matthew Mendes De Oliveira (Kearsney College, KZN Coastal A), Joshua Mettler (Bishops, Western Province), Jordan Paulsen (Wynberg Boys’ High, Western Province), Tyler Reed-Napier (home schooled, Southern Gauteng A), Reuben Sendzul (Paul Roos, Boland), Joshua Smit (Paul Roos, Boland), Reece Theunis (SACS, Western Province), Rob Veldtman (Bishops, Western Province), Noah Venter (SACS, Western Province)


Grant Bridgeford (Hilton College, KZN Inland A), Banele Dlamini (Maritzburg College, KZN Inland A), Matt Eichwebber (St Stithians, Southern Gauteng A), Barend Geldenhuys (Paul Roos, Boland B), Ryan Harcourt-Baldwin (Jeppe, Southern Gauteng A), Jarred Kitto (Hilton College, KZN Inland A), Boipelo Koloti (Jeppe, Southern Gauteng A), Ethan Lee (Wynberg Boys’ High, Western Province A) Wildré Lloyd (Grey College, Southern Free State A), Lungile Mzimba (St Alban’s College, Northern Gauteng A), Luke Mosala (Grey College, Southern Free State A), Ayanda Ngxaki (Grey College, Southern Free State A), James Read (Northwood, KZN Coastal A), Joshua Renders (Jeppe, Southern Gauteng A), Zach Richardson (St Alban’s, Northern Gauteng A), Caden Skinnette (Grey High, Eastern Province A), Tre’ Gilbert (Selborne College, Border A), Devin Wax (Beaulieu College, Southern Gauteng A)


Kaino Broadhurst (Grey High, Eastern Province A), Luken Brunette (Hoërskool Garsfontein, Northern Gauteng A), Tyrique Cloete (DHS, KZN Coastal A), Zeyad Davids (Parktown Boys’ High, Southern Gauteng A), Zachary Gibbon (Wynberg Boys’ High, Western Province A), Joe Gitlin (Reddam House Constantia, Western Province A), Kadin Jenkins (Maritzburg College, KZN Inland A), Josh le Roux (SACS, Western Province A), Ben Loxton (Northwood, KZN Coastal B), Owen McMenamin (Pretoria Boys High, Northern Gauteng B), Reagan Mudau (Hilton College, KZN Inland A), Bhavesh Naicker (DHS, KZN Coastal A), Liam Poole (Grey High, Eastern Province A), Jayden Roux (Hilton College, KZN Inland A), Sithsaba Siyoyo (DHS, KZN Coastal A), Christo Swanepoel (Paul Roos, Boland A), Niel van Schalkwyk (Grey College, Southern Free State A), Matthias Visser (Grey College, Southern Free State A)

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