Saints Sports Festival 2019
St Stithians College Sports Festival
(17,18, 20, 22 April 2019)
The Saints Sports Festival has grown into a unique sporting event in the South African schools’ calendar. Beginning as a Rugby Festival in 1984, 36 years ago, theSt Stithains College Easter Sports Festival has grown to include another six sporting codes, including hockey, soccer, netball, tennis, squash and cross country.
The Easter weekend played host to the festival which has proved itself to be a family-oriented weekend that caters for young and old, offering a full programme of sporting action, entertainment, hospitality and food, and attracting thousands of spectators. Around 130 fixtures were played over the Easter weekend, involving over 1 200 sportsmen and women from leading schools across the country. Saints Fest 2019, the largest school sports festival in South Africa, was once again a massive success and an exceptional showcase of the best college sport that the country has to offer.
Rector of St Stithians College, Dr Tim Nuttall commented, “The Saints Sports Festival created many memorable moments for over 2,000 athletes participating in seven sports codes. Enthusiastic crowds of spectators, numbering tens of thousands, enjoyed diverse and engaging sporting encounters. The #SaintsSportsFest2019 began with the Prep Festival, lasting three days, and ended with the College Festival, lasting six days. New friendships were forged; teams were strengthened and the festival atmosphere brought enjoyment and celebration. St Stithians extended a proudly Saints welcome to all our athletes, coaches, managers and special guests. As the Rector of St Stithians, I express appreciation to our staff, students, parents and alumni for their enthusiasm, dedication and commitment in the success of this mega-event. We say thank you to Standard Bank, our headline sponsor, and 130 additional sponsors – we value your support and association. It was a privilege to welcome the national netball and women’s hockey squads to St Stithians on Easter Monday as participants in our programme. Through all aspects of our 2019 Festival, the community of St Stithians inspired excellence”.
Thank you One And All.
To access the full festival programmer, the parent letters that have been sent out over the past couple of weeks as well as other important information, please click below:
Saints Prep Festival 2019 (11-13 April 2019)
It's a wrap! Saints Prep Fest took place from Thursday 11 April to Saturday 13th April back and lived up to the promise of being bigger and better than ever before!
It really was an incredible showcase of some of South Africa's finest up and coming young athletes in our four sporting codes on offer; rugby, netball, tennis and squash. We thank all of our participating preparatory schools that came out to compete on the sports fields and courts of St Stithians College in this year's instalment of the ever growing #SaintsPrepFest, no doubt many friendships and memories have been made. To all of the coaches, managers, support staff and supporters, we thank you for the part that you all had to play in the success of this school sport showcase.
#SaintsPrepFest2019 really did offer a great couple of days of entertainment for the entire family and a wonderful opportunity to support our young local talent. If our Prep Fest is anything to go by, we are in for a treat this coming weekend at the College edition of #SaintsFest2019.
A gallery of highlight photos of #SaintsPrepFest courtesy of our Official Sports Fest Photographer - Wessel Oosthuizen. For more images visit our Saints Prep Fest Facebook events page and click on the discussion tab.