Diamantveld Hoërskool

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Fixtures 2017

13-Feb-17 Louis Botha HTS 0 - 0 Diamantveld Kovsies
04-Mar-17 Sentraal 0 - 0 Diamantveld  
07-Mar-17 Garsfontein 0 - 0 Diamantveld Bulls 25min
11-Mar-17 Diamantveld 0 - 0 Affies  
18-Mar-17 Diamantveld 0 - 0 Duineveld  
25-Mar-17 Jim Fouche 0 - 0 Diamantveld  
01-Apr-17   0 - 0   Oakdale RW
03-Apr-17   0 - 0   Oakdale RW
05-Apr-17   0 - 0   Oakdale RW
29-Apr-17 Diamantveld 0 - 0 Helpmekaar Wildeklawer
01-May-17 Diamantveld 0 - 0 Welkom Gim Wildeklawer
13-May-17 Noord Kaap 0 - 0 Diamantveld  
20-May-17 Uppington 0 - 0 Diamantveld  
27-May-17 Landboudal 0 - 0 Diamantveld  
29-Jul-17 Diamantveld 0 - 0 Fichardtpark  
05-Aug-17 Pionier 0 - 0 Diamantveld  
12-Aug-17 Diamantveld 0 - 0 Drostdy HTS  
19-Aug-17 Qaulify Automatically in 2017     Kovsies Semi
             

 

22 Sept 2016 - Phillip Williams nominated as Supporter of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - PG Jansen nominated as "Rugby Oom" of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Phillip Holloway nominated as Supporter of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Bernard Jansen nominated as Most Valuable Player of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Diamantveld nominated as Rugby School of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Jaco Dames nominated as Coach of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Diamantveld as Rugby Team of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Charles William nominated as Back Line Player of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Jan Willem van Niekerk nominated as Forward of the Year

22 Sept 2016 - Jacques Ackerman nominated as Player of the Year

25 May 2016 - The Dames Effect On Diamantveld Or Is It?

2017 - Preview

In order to improve a brilliant 2016, the coaching staff and players of Diamantveld Hoërskool will have to dig really deep. The 2017 1stXV team will see their whole backline return except for inside centre Etdeon Greyvenstein. Charles Williams, u/17 SARU elite group, will again be expected to control via the fly half position with the very dangerous De-an Ackerman on his outside to give the opposition's defense major headaches. De-an will be representing Diamantveld's 1stXV for the 3rd year in 2017. Other players returning is scrum halve JJ van Zyl, props WS Coetzer and Edwill Speelman, full back Ashwill botha and Renier van Zyl the loosie.

The u/16's expected to have a impact in 2017 is Handre Bruwer at 10, Rudolf Fourie at 3, Charlie Louw at 13 and Ferdinand van Soelen at 5. Therefore we expect a smaller front 8 than in 2016 with an explosive backline. One thing we can be sure off is a Diamantveld team that will have no intention to lose, taking on the giants of school boy rugby without any fear.

DIAMANTVELD HOëRSKOOL - A PROUD TRADITION

Diamantveld was established in 1935 as the first Afrikaans high school in Kimberley. Since day one Diamantveld played an important role in the education of the children and is country wide acknowledged as one of the top schools in the northern cape. Me Hugo was appointed as principal in September 2013 becoming the first female principal.

Diamantveld, together with Noord-Kaap Hoërskool is the two leading rugby schools in the Northern Cape region with Diamantveld the champions in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 Noord-Kaap managed to cause a major upset by beating Diamantveld in the final. Diamantveld's 1stXV is a regular member of the top 20 rankings with only 150 boys playing rugby. 

Playing a major part in this success is the coaching and managing staff. Jaco Dames, Tegnico Rugbyklub Portugal Head Coach as well as TUT Varsity cup coach, is leading this highly qualified and motivated team. Former Griquas rugby player Leon Karremaker is his assistant. Jaco Dames is in charge of the senior group with leon Karremaker in charge of the juniors. Jaques Zandberg is the kicking coach with the able ex Griquas rugby player Jaco Nepgen a possible appointment. Former Springbok Edrich Lubbe is the technical adviser with ex Griquas players, Steph Roberts (Scrum) and Gous Prinsloo (Attack) also involved.

Diamantveld hosts the annual Wildeklawer tournament. During the Easter holidays the u/14 and u/15 teams tour to George and the u/16 team attends the Easter Paarl Gimnasium tournament. The 1stXV attends the Oakdale tournament.

NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL RUGBY REPRESENTATIVES

Springboks : Wessel Lightfoot, Mannetjies Gericke, Phillip van der Merwe.

Springbok Coach : Andre Markgraaff (selected as reserve for 1986 for Springboks but never used)

Junior Springboks : Jannie van Aswegen.

Provincial : Andre Markgraaf, Willie Brits, Renier Botha and Pieter Scholtz

2016

2016 was an excellent year for Diamantveld loosing only four out of 16 matches. Three of those for matches lost was against Affies, Oakdale and Monnas with only the Affies match where the losing margin was not close. The game that Diamantveld will try to block from memory was the final match of the season. Noord-Kaap who had a horrible year beat Diamantveld with 32 - 17 and caused one of the upsets in school boy rugby during 2017.

The major success of the 2016 season must be the participation of boys. During 2016 ten teams participated while during 2015 at the latter part of the season the school did not have a single u/15 team and the rest of the under age teams only had one team. Although these teams was handed some big losses the boys and staff learned some value lesson.

The coaches is very excited and is looking forward to the u/14's of 2017. 

Provincial Players 

Craven Week : Andre du Toit, Anton van Romburgh, Bernard Jansen, Jaques Ackerman, De-an Ackerman, Ashwill Botha, Willem Coetzer, Edwin Speelman, Jody Schmidt and Dehan du Plessis.

Academy Week : Charles Williams, Louis Fourie, Reinier van Zyl and Aadiam De Wee.

u/16 Grant Khomo : Handre Bruwer, Ferdinand van Soelen, Rudolph Fourie and Charlie Louw.

 

1stXV Results

1 24-Feb-16 Jim Fouche 10 - 3   Win H  
2 03-Mar-16 Monnas 5 - 15   Loss N  
3 05-Mar-16 Goudveld 61 - 5   Win N  
4 12-Mar-16 Sentraal 40 - 0   Win H  
5 19-Mar-16 Potch Gim 38 - 12   Win N Oakdale Festival
6 21-Mar-16 Oakdale 3 - 17   Loss N Oakdale Festival
7 23-Mar-16 Windhoek Gim 35 - 27   Win N Oakdale Festival
8 09-Apr-16 Duinelveld 22 - 15   Win A  
9 16-Apr-16 Affies 17 - 64   Loss A  
10 30-Apr-16 Boland Landbou 17 - 12   Win N Wildeklawer
11 02-May-16 Middelburg HTS 22 - 17   Win N Wildeklawer
12 14-May-16 Menlopark 24 - 3   Win A  
13 21-May-16 Upington 52 - 9   Win H  
14 27-May-16 Landboudal 49 - 0   Win H  
15 23-Jul-16 Fichardtpark 36 - 28   Win H  
16 13-Aug-16 Noord Kaap 17 - 32   Loss A  
                   
  Season Stats :  Average Score 28 - 16        
    Games Played 16            
    Games Won 12   75 %    
    Games Loss 4            
    Games Drawn 0            

 

2016

1stXV Results

1 02-Mar-15 Vryburg 52 - 23   Win H  
2 07-Mar-15 Sentraal 22 - 24   Loss N Fichardt Park
3 14-Mar-15 Grey College 34 - 34   Draw H  
4 21-Mar-15 Duineveld 24 - 0   Win H  
5 28-Mar-15 Paarl Boishaai 12 - 22   Loss N Paul Rood
6 02-Apr-15 Brandwag 21 - 10   Win N Oakdale Festival
7 04-Apr-15 Potch Gym 20 - 24   Loss N Oakdale Festival
8 06-Apr-15 Bellville 13 - 12   Win N Oakdale Festival
9 18-Apr-15 Menlopark 37 - 3   Win H  
10 25-Apr-15 Oakdale 13 - 26   Loss N Wildeklawer
11 27-Apr-15 Selborne 17 - 17   Draw N Wildeklawer
12 23-May-15 Upington 22 - 15   Win A  
13 30-May-15 Landboudal 22 - 5   Win A  
14 25-Jul-15 Fichardtpark 64 - 0   Win H  
15 15-Aug-15 Noord-Kaap 16 - 10   Win H Griquas Final
16 22-Aug-15 Sentraal 45 - 18   Win A Shimla Semi
17 29-Aug-15 Welkom Gim 28 - 30   Loss A Shimla Final
                   
  Season Stats :  Average Score 27 - 16        
    Games Played 17            
    Games Won 10   59 %    
    Games Loss 5            
    Games Drawn 2