u/16 Boys Independent Schools Hockey FestivalApril 21, 2022
How the world has changed since we last hosted an Independent Schools’ Festival! We have learned what it is like not to have contact, what it is like to be locked into our houses, what it is like to sense community-wide fear and irritation. We have been shocked by rioting and looting in our country and we have experienced the bitter taste of a stream of corruption cases in high places…
How much sweeter it is then to have a Festival for young people, to experience the good in mankind exemplified in the best sporting circles: sportsmanship, humility and courage, camaraderie, the joy of movement, a sense of unity in a non- life-or-death situation, laughter, warm hospitality and lifelong memories.
May your Festival be what Festivals should be: a celebration!
Thank you for joining us – welcome to York and the beautiful Southern Cape.