In 2018 we celebrate the 35th year of our Saints Sports Festival. The event is a highlight in our school's calendar and a fantastic way for students from around South Africa to play the sport they love agaianst other schools and teams.


We have an app which allows you the opportunity to select fixtures you would like to watch and add them to your own schedule. You also have the opportunity to engage with other app users, view player profiles, and more. The app is available for download in your device’s app store however, due to app licensing changes with Apple we have had to change things a bit. In order for you to access the app, you will firstly have to download the AttendeeHub app and only then can you search for the Saints Sports Festival.

Use this QR code to download the CrowdCompass AttendeeHub, through which you can download the #SaintsFest2018 app

The app has all the latest fixture information, player profiles, results, live streaming, and more. You can even select fixtures you would like to attend and create a personalised #SaintsFest2018 calendar for yourself.


The #SaintsFest2018 sporting captains for our Colleges

Download the latest fixtures for the College Festival.

Download the latest fixtures for the Prep Festival

Please note that fixtures are subject to change.

Did You Know: between 28 March 2018 and 2 April 2018 (inclusive) the #SaintsFest2018 players will compete in 259 fixtures? Also, between 5 April 2018 and 7 April 2018 the #SaintsFest2018 Prep players will compete in 306 fixtures? This should tell you that #SaintsFest2018 is going to be jam-packed with some exciting sporting fixtures. Our school is alive with thousands of spectators walking the grounds, shouting their support for their favourite teams, and enjoying the atmosphere of the Saints Sports Festival. You don't want to miss out on the excitement.

Live stream

There will be a live stream of the rugby which will be available on the app, on our Facebook page and at www.saintsfestival.com.

SnapScan and contactless cards

Once again, the festival will be a cashless event with the help off our title sponsor Standard Bank. You can pay in one of two ways:

  • SnapScan
  • Contactless 'Tap &Go' card

SnapScan allows you to pay for items using the SnapScan app on your phone. Simply download the app (free of charge), sign up, and use it to pay using the QR code at the various vendors.

You can purchase a 'Tap & Go' card from Standard Bank at the festival or you can use your contactless 'Tap & Go' card from any bank.

Children's Play Area

There will be a children's play area for children 12 years old and younger. The area is sponsored by Spur and managed by our Boys' Preparatory Marimba parents. There will be child minders, jumping castles, face painting, a small football field, a pirate ship and much more to keep your children entertained. It will cost R100 per day, per child.

The opening times are as follows:

Thursday, 29 March 2018: 09h00 – 17h00

Saturday, 31 March 2018: 08h00 – 18h00

Monday, 2 April 2018: 08h00 – 17h00

The #SaintsFest2018 sporting captains for our Preps

Gates and access

Please be advised that all our gates, with the exception of the One & All gate (near the Higher Ground restaurant), will be open for exits and entrances for the Festival.

Gate access changes on the Festival Saturday from 17h00 as follows:

  • The Corlett gate (on Bram Fischer Drive), Hurlingham gate, and the One & All gate (near the Higher Ground restaurant) will be open only for exits from 17h00 on the Festival Saturday.

The main gate (at Peter Place) will be open for both entrances and exits on the Saturday.

The ticketing process is managed by our rowing community, which is a great way of involving the sport in the event.

The vibe

Watch this exciting kickoff video from last year to get an idea of the excitement you can look forward to at #SaintsFest2018.


Thank you to all our generous sponsors, including our title sponsor Standard Bank for helping to make this amazing event possible.


Club Med are running an activation outside the hospitality area at which you can win exciting prizes. Each Festival day you can win a prize to the value of R35 000. The prize is an all-inclusive 3-night stay for 2 people at Club Med Plantation d’Albion in Mauritius all inclusive; children under 12 who are sharing with their parents stay for free.  Terms and conditions apply.

Along with all the other cross country events, the fun run is taking place on 2 April 2018. Not only will you get a great workout while enjoying our astonishing campus, there is also R10 000 worth of prizes to be won. You can run the "No Stress" 5km run or the "More Enthusiastic" 10km race. Join us on Jamieson field from 8am on Monday, 2 April 2018 to participate.

As a fundraising initiative, students will be selling Saints Sports Festival bumper stickers for R20. There are great prizes to be won from Holiday Inn Express Hotels; prizes will be awarded to the owner of a vehicle, chosen at random, displaying the bumper sticker. Please support this initiative.

We also extend a big thank you to the Saints parents, staff, and students for all their hard work in putting our festival together.

We look forward to seeing you at #SaintsFest2018!