List of Convenors:
5th - Rese Moore - firstname.lastname@example.org
10th - Margot Du Plessis - venue - Botanics
20th - Garth Kingwill
30th - Trenly Spence
35th - Ken Light
40th - Tank Coetzee - email@example.com or Kobus Olivier - firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other convenors please contact Trenly Spence at email@example.com
Start on field, run to pool, swim, run back to start
2.30 pm - All Junior School Teams - 10 lengths
3.30 pm - All High School Teams - 16 lengths
4.30 pm - All Family Teams - 16 lengths
5.30 pm - All Men, Women, Corporate & Club Teams - 16 lengths
6.00 pm - Iron Man / Woman - 16 lengths
Start on field, onto Caledon, left into Donkin, right into Park, left towards dam to turning point and back
All Junior School Teams - 6 km - turn around at Gideon Scheepers
All High School Teams - 10 km - turn around at Gate to Valley of Desolation
All Family Teams - 10 km - turn around at Gate to Valley of Desolation
All Men, Women, Corporate & Club Teams - 10 km - turn around at Gate to Valley of Desolation
Iron Man / Woman - 10 km - turn around at Gate to Valley of Desolation
All follow same route - start on field, out onto Plasket, turn left at top along West, left into Stockenstroom, left into Caledon, right onto school field - Distance 2.5 km for all
Entry cost per team is R120
Iron Man / Woman entry fee is R80
Sports T-shirts also available at R80 each - include size on entry form
The Bar at the Union will open at 5.00 pm
There will be a steak braai at 7.00 pm at the Union at R90 per head
ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL .
The official unveiling of the Bruce Maree Gates,
to commemorate his years of service to the
school, held on Friday, 15 August 2014.
Photo: Mr B. Maree and Mr W. Pringle, Headmaster of Union High School.
As promised earlier in the year, Headmaster William Pringle and several members of the Graaff-Reinet Branch of the Old Unionite Association will travel to Port Elizabeth on Friday, 6 June 2014 to meet with Old Unionites to get acquainted again and to inform you about the activities of the Union High School and the Old Unionite Association.
This is an invitation to all Old Unionites to meet us at the venue as detailed below and we would really like to meet as many of you as possible. So as not to encroach on too much of your time, the function should be over by 20h00.
To facilitate our catering arrangements we would
appreciate that you let us know whether you will
be attending – sms Bruce on 0827837027 or e-mail
him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date : Friday, 6 June 2014
Time : 18h30
Venue : President’s Suite, EP/St Georges Cricket Club
St George’s Drive, Port Elizabeth.
Cash Bar available
The Union Hockey and Rugby Teams will be playing Victoria Park on Saturday, 7 June – time details later.
Four members of the Old Unionite Committee: Mr William Pringle, Headmaster; Mr Greig Rose-Innes, Graaff-Reinet Branch Chairman; Mr Trenly Spence, Communications and Mr Bruce Maree, Secretary of the Association travelled to the Western Cape this past weekend to attend two very successful meetings of Old Unionites.
The Cape Town meeting was organised by Mr Carl Watermeyer (1985) at the River Club in Mowbray where some 60 Old Unionites attended. Amongst some of the older members attending were Mr Tony Arnott ( 1955) and Mrs Hillary Botha (1965) children of the former Headmaster, Mr Herby Arnott ; Mr Puggy Munnik and other Old Unionites matriculating from 1954 to the present day. At times the coming together of so many Unionites in one room, sounded like an Interschools get-together.
Photograph: Mr Puggy Munnik (Staff member 1950 - 1973), Mr Tony Arnott (Class of 1955) and Mr William Pringle (Headmaster)
On the Friday evening a very similar gathering of Old Unionites took place in Stellenbosch at De Akker Pub & Restaurant. This was organised by Old Unionites Quintin du Plooy (1996) (for the town) and Marc Abrahamson (2010) (for the University). Old Unionites travelled from all over the Western Cape hinterland to attend, the oldest members having left Union High in 1957. We were delighted to welcome Elze Eigelaar (nee' Marais) (2007),who travelled from Windhoek, Namibia, to be with us, and her family who were also present.
Photograph left:Old Unionites: Lindsey Watermeyer, Renee Albertyn and Karen Thomas Photograph right:
The purpose of the visit was mainly for the School to re-connect with its past pupils. Both Mr Pringle and Mr Rose-Innes addressed the gatherings informing them of the on-going improvements taking place at their Alma Mater and encouraging them to support the School in its endeavour to instil in its learners the values of Truth, Loyalty and Justice.
High School is proud to announce the selection of their
Hockey Coach, Mr Geowynne Gamiet into the South African
Men's Senior Hockey Team, touring Argentina until 4 March.
Despite the fact that Mr Gamiet has to coach and travel with
his cricket team and in season his hockey teams, he still
fits in the time to practice with his club and be available
for selection to Provincial and the SA team - no mean feat,
and one to be extremely proud of. We wish Mr Gamiet and the
SA team all the best as he departs for Argentina.
Secondly - Sulette Damons (Class of 2007) has had the honour of Captaining the SA Women's Hockey team in the recent series against Scotland. She has ably taken over the role of Leadership from Marsha Marescia for this encounter, scoring 2 goals in the match played in Pretoria on 19 February (Final score SA 4 - Scotland 1).
With the involvement of two such amazing hockey players at Union Schools, we know that Union hockey can only grow from strength to strength.
Union High School celebrated its 95th birthday over
Founders' Weekend 24-25 January. The festivities began with
the Founders' Assembly on Friday morning, a joint
celebration between the Preparatory School and high school.
All the learners received a piece of special birthday cake
as part of the celebration.
The annual Union Triathlon took place on Friday afternoon and was a well-supported family event which provided everyone, no matter their fitness or lack thereof, with an opportunity to participate.
(photo: back - Stegman van Zyl; front - Vereacull Orian & Jonathan Crankshaw)
Triathlon 2014 Results:
|Iron Man||Stegman van Zyl (39, 50)||Vereacull Orian||J.Crankshaw|
|Iron Lady||J. Hanbridge (62, 05)||K.Hobson|
|Corporate||Mens Health Team (37, 40)||Supa Quick||UHS Snr Staff Team|
|Snr Boys||A. Grassman,||M. Knott-Craig||J. Vorster|
|G. Strauss||J. Crankshaw||O. Wilma|
|E. Strauss (30, 35)||D. Rubidge||R Stanley|
|Snr Girls||M. Edwards||L. De Klerk||J. Harvey|
|C. Coetzee||M. Badenhorst||R. Langmead|
|A. Dorfling (35, 07)||L. Nel||K. Rose-Innes|
|Jnr Boys||N. Cilliers||D. Foche||G. Jenneke|
|M Hiesling||P. Watermeyer||B. Jacobs|
|B. Langmead (29, 37)||M. Kroon||S Macpherson|
|Jnr Girls||K. Murray||M. Doyle||S. Potgieter|
|J Macnaughton||R van Zyl||K. King|
|M. Loock 30, 39||D. Marais||C. Harris|
Who will ever forget seeing the Musketts next to the
hockey field and, later in day, the rugby field every
Saturday morning as early as the 1970's? The Muskett's would
for many, many years be on their spot, in their camping
chairs, supporting Union sport.
After Mr Muskett passed on in 2012, Mrs Muskett still diligently continued the tradition. How sad it was to see her sitting all alone, but still enjoying the lovely weather and exciting sport.
The Old Unionite Association decided to honour Mr and Mrs Muskett with a special bench which will be placed on the spot they spent so many hours and where Mrs Muskett scattered his ashes, as a token of gratitude for their love and dedication to the Union Schools and the many sportsmen and women that have played on our beautiful fields.
The Musketts were true stalwarts of Union sport and we say thank you for their love and support. We will certainly miss Mrs Muskett as she leaves Graaff-Reinet to join her sister, but the memories of these two beloved folks will remain with us forever.