Saints Sports Festival 2022
With purpose and passion, we are grateful that the Saints SportsFest 2022 could take place and what a weekend it was! The Festival is a celebration of sport, camaraderie, and enjoyment by approximately 2 500 participants. Those who have experienced past Festivals will know the exhilaration and excitement generated by this flagship event!
We thank our headline sponsor, Standard Bank, for their much-appreciated on-going partnership in bringing this event to our Saints community and beyond.
What an exceptional two weekends it was. We invite our community to look back on the Prep and College Festivals by sharing the highlight photograph galleries of the event as captured by our Official Festival Photogrpaher, Debbi Adcock. Click here for the link to the Festival Highlight Photograph Galleries.
The Festival took place over the following dates:
Prep Festival: 7, 8 and 9 April 2022
College Festival: 13, 14, 16 and 18 April 2022
With 78 schools represented by 148 teams participating in football, hockey, netball, rugby, squash and tennis, the return to school sport has never been as exciting! We encourage our Saints family to support our players in our jam-packed Festival.
Besides the sport, you will be able to purchase food and drinks from some great vendors such as Amici’s Pizzeria, Baan Bootsbar, Burger Express, Cupped Coffee, House of Crepes, Jafra Java and Zest Beverages to name just a few whilst experiencing Saints Spirit at its best.
The opening dates and opening times of the Festival are as follows:
Here is a video reminder of what you can look forward to:
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: OFFICIAL SAINTS SPORTSFEST PROGRAMME 2022
The Fun Run will go ahead but the start will be moved from Jamieson Field to Chapel Drive.
Meeting from 08h00 with the fun run starting at 08h30.
Due to heavy rains that have resulted in the flooding of Jamieson Field and with expected continued rain predicted, the OSA Zone will be CLOSED for Monday 18 April. Higher Ground Restaurant will be open as per normal operating times.
Saints SportsFest 2022 is CASHLESS with Standard Bank
Once again, our #SaintsFest2022 will be a cashless event with the help of our title sponsor, Standard Bank. Cards will not be issued this year – each person will need to have their own banking card for purchases. Our visitors are able to pay in a number of safe and convenient ways:
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 our various vendors at the Festival.
Tickets and Accreditation
Tickets or accreditation is required for Saints Sports Festival on the following dates:
- Saturday 9 April 2022
- Thursday 14 April 2022
- Saturday 16 April 2022
- Monday 18 April 2022
Tickets are not available to be purchased ahead of the Festival but will be available to purchase at the gates at a cost of R50 per ticket (one ticket is valid for one person). A ticket will be required for each day of attendance at the Festival. Please note that for safety and convenience Saints Sports Festival is a CASHLESS environment. We will be making use of SnapScan and all major debit and credit cards for all ticket sales. Please ensure that you have one of these payment options ready at the gates to avoid any delays. SnapScan is our preferred and most efficient payment method, so please be sure to download the app before arriving. Looking forward to welcoming One and All.
Saints Sports Festival Entrance Gate Times, tickets and Important Information
Click here for all of the important information pertaining to Festival Entrance Gate Times and Important Information
An important update regarding the Covid-19 Protocols for the 2022 Saints SportsFest
These protocols will apply on the Festival High Days:
Prep SportsFest – Saturday 9 April
College SportsFest – Thursday 14, Saturday 16 and Monday 18 April
Please click here for the details regarding Covid-19 Protocols for #SaintsSportsFest2022.
It is very important that all of our participants, coaches and spectators are aware of the St Stithians College lightning policy. For details on the policy, please click here.
Standard Bank Supporter's Marquee
This year the Standard Bank Saints Supporters Marquee will once again be situated above Baytopp Field. Access tickets will be sold daily at the Marquee on a first-come, first-served basis. Numbers will be limited according to COVID-19 regulations. No pre-bookings will be taken.
OSA Zone (previously OSA Hospitality Tent)
The OSA Zone will be back this year offering a number of specials along with spot prizes. Numbers will be limited according to COVID-19 regulations. Please check the Old Stithian Association Facebook page for updates.
Saints Supporters Apparel
Our Saints Supporters clothing is distinctive with its blue and white Saints stripes – often visible on parents and alumni at Saints events. We invite you to purchase your Saints Supporters' kit and wear it with pride either before or at #SaintsFest2022 as well as any other Saints event. It is available at our Stythian Shop or at the Saints Seconds shop. Watch this space for updates on the arrival of new stock!
We will once again host the Alumni Games on Easter Monday 18 April 2022 which debuted at our 2019 Festival. This creates a platform for Saints Alumni to take on Alumni from our participating Festival school teams and re-ignite some good old rivalries. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch with our Old Stithian Association representative, Caitlyn Loneon on CLoneon@stithian.com
Hockey Fundraising Breakfast 2022
We invite One and All to join us for a fundraising breakfast at Dace Hall on Saturday 16 April 2022.
Tickets are only R550 (R575 including the Quicket booking fee) per person and it is truly for a good cause with Pink Drive as a Beneficiary.
Click on the following link https://buff.ly/3JFUxcp to book your seats – bookings are limited! Book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Cross Campus Fun Run
Please see the flyer giving details of our fun run that will be taking place on Easter Monday, 18 April 2022. Not only will you get a great workout while enjoying our beautiful campus, but there are also wonderful prizes to be won, compliments of our sponsors, Nova-Choc-Oh-Late, Standard Bank, and managed by Easy Equities and Born to Run. You can run or walk 2.5km, 5km or, for the ‘more enthusiastic’ 10km. Race is free, cost of Festival entry is R50 per runner. Join us on Jamieson Field from 08h00 to participate.
Streaming with SuperSport Schools Live
The games will be streamed as follows:
Prep Festival: All rugby games (3 fields), Netball (2 courts), Tennis (Boys' Courts 2 courts), Squash (1 court) will be covered.
College: Good News! All games on all fields and courts will be streamed.
Below is the SuperSports Schools App and instructions flyer - be sure to download the App on your device in advance to not miss out on any of our sporting action.
PlayerONE Sports Arcade
For 2022 the kids area (for under 12’s) takes the form of the PlayerONE Sports Arcade. This is a bespoke tailored service designed for the unique needs of the St Stithians Sports Festival and will be available for both Prep and College Fest.
Here, kids aged 12 and below will have the opportunity to take part in an action-packed, challenge-based circuit that will test players technically through a variety of sporting stations based on some of South Africa’s favorite sports. Join PlayerONE’s highly qualified coaching staff in a fun and safe environment – a cool challenge for kids in true PlayerONE fashion – enjoying the creativity of play.
The cost of the PlayerONE area is R60 per child per session, and caters for children aged between 6 and 12 years.
The opening times are below and will consist of a rotation of sessions for 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.
Wednesday 6 April 2022: 10h00 – 17h00
Thursday, 14 April 2022 : 10h00 – 17h00
Thursday 7 April 2022: 10h00 – 17h00
Saturday, 16 April 2022: 10h00 – 17h00
Friday 8 April 2022: 10h00 – 17h00
Monday, 18 April 2022: 10h00 – 15h00
We extend our thanks to all our sponsors, and especially to Standard Bank, our headline sponsor for their sponsorship of the Saints Sports Festival 2022. Our thanks also go to 9th Bit, Active Lifestyle Solutions, Cool Ideas, Ellis Lehman, Empact Group, Inside Active, Nova Choc Oh Late, Mauwane Transport Solutions, Performance Brands, Fiat Chrysler Sandton, SuperSport Schools, The Copy Shop and Totem to name but a few of our generous sponsors. If you are interested in coming on board as a sponsor of our prestigious event, please contact email@example.com
Thandulwazi Festival Outreach
The Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy has teamed up with two incredible initiatives over the period of the Sports Fest:
Vintage with Love is a charity that collects gently worn clothes which they then sell in order to raise money for several charities - Thandulwazi being one of them. They will have a collection point at the Fest so please bring your pre-loved clothing with you and donate to this incredibly worthy cause.
Totem Bags are running their Bag It Forward Campaign at the Fest. Bring along any old school bag you have and don't use anymore and give it to them. They will then clean and repair it and donate it to our Saturday School Learners.
We look forward to welcoming #OneAndAll and to enjoying this celebration of sport.
To follow the converation, follow us on our social media platforms:
Twitter: @ststithians Instagram: @ststithianscollege
Our hashtag for 2022 is #SaintsFest2022
We invite #OneAndAll to join us for our Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services.
To access the parent letters that have been sent out over the past couple of weeks as well as other important information, please click below:
Watch this space over the coming weeks as we count down to Saints SportsFest 2022!
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