During the AGM of 2017 the SA SCHOOLS RUGBY EXECUTIVE decided to change the format of the National Youth Weeks, specifically the Under 18 Coca-Cola Academy and Cravenweek. Certain teams would be relegated to the Academy Week and therefore be replaced with the so called Tier One Unions Invitational XV. The Eastern Province Country Districts would be one of the teams to lose its place at the Cravenweek and instead take part in the Academy Week.
The Eastern Province Country Districts, Consisting of Karoo, Midlands, Albany and Joe Gqabi would now have to compete with the rest of the Eastern Province including the Metro for a place in the ONLY Cravenweek side. The rest would compete for a spot in the Academy Week team.
After five rounds of trials, the final teams for the respective age groups were announced and Capped at a Ceremony held at Framesby High School. To have 3 boys, Danie Naude, Tsepang Ranto and Junior Mazibuko in the EPCD ACADEMY WEEK team, highlights not only the talent in this region, but also the amount of work schools in Rural towns do for the development of the game and the learner.
During the National Weeks teams are required to play three games based on a strength versus strength basis. SA Rugby have clear guidelines on the amount of time each player in each team should play. By the end of the second game each player should have played a full game, that is, start and complete the game. No technical substitutions are allowed during the first two games and only the medical official on duty and/or referee can make the call to substitute any player.
The EPCD team won their opening game against Limpopp Blue Bulls rather convincingly 34-10. SWD was next and this team proved too strong for the EPCD going down 45-17. The last game was against a well organised Griquas side, after a close battle, the team managed to collect the proverbial skull, the score 31-27. After the tournament, EPCD were ranked 6th out of 28 teams, a better ranking than the Sharks, Valke and Blue Bulls to name a few.
To have served as Headcoach of this team not only gives me a sense of pride, it also UNDERLINES the fact that the Aliwal North High School provides ample opportunities for both learner and Educator to develop in different areas of their lives. After 13 years at the School I remain PROUDLY ALIE. Damien Arends Head Coach EPCD ACADEMY WEEK 2018
Drama-aand 2 Augustus
Na weke van voorbereiding, beplanning en oefen het die drama afdeling van ANHS weer ‘n suksesvolle konsert gehou. Die graad 10 -12 drama leerders het deelgeneem. Veskeie toneelstukke is opgevoer nl. “A matter of grave concern” ; ‘n 2018 Sprokie deur die Gr.10’s en “The Ugly Duckling deur die gr.11’s. Die gehoor is behoorlik vermaak en die wonderlike talent in Alieland is op de verhoog bekendgestel. Die leerders toon baie potensiaal en hul toegewydheid is hulle sukses!
Grade 11 Drama
Die Grade 11 drama group participated at FNB Alexander Playhouse Eastern Cape High School Drama festival in East Londen on 9 August. This was a great learner opportunity and memorable occasion.
Graad 10 Drama
Die graad 10 dramaleerders gaan Donderdag 16 Augustus aan die ATKV Streeksfees in Port Elizabeth deelneem. Baie sterkte aan die groep jong akteurs!
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Wenner word by Ondersteunersklub Bring en Braai aangekondig 18 Augustus 19:00 na afloop van die wedstryd.