Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 saw the conclusion and awards ceremony of the Durban High School 150th Football Festival. Clive Barker was the guest of honour and handed over the prizes after all teams were addressed by the Master-in-Charge: Football, Stef Crasso and Alan Norton, DHS Deputy Head Master & DHS 1st Football Team Coach.
A number of the top football playing schools from around the country were seen participating. These included, Durban High School, Westville Boys’ High, Sharks Academy, Clifton College, Northwood, Parktown Boys’ High, Benoni High School, St Charles College, Glenwood, Dale College, St Henry’s Marist College, Maritzburg College and Victoria Park High School.
The awards were as follows:
- Best Goalkeeper: Yannick de Mezieres (Westville Boys High School)
- Golden Boot: Lyle Foster (Parktown)
- Best Mid-fielder/ Striker: Tegan Bachoo (Maritzburg College)
- Best Defender: Ruach Chenygen (Benoni High)
- Best Performing Team: Parktown Boys’ High (Coach Xolani Moshuge)
- Best Team Spirit: Victoria Park High School (Coach R Leander)
- Most Disciplined Team: Dale College (Coach Carlos Mtshamba)
DHS looks forward to making this festival an annual event and were ecstatic that this inaugural event was a success.