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Hudson’s double celebration

Hudson Park High School celebrated their 114th birthday on Friday. Over 2 000 people filled the Centenary Hall to capacity for this special Founders’ Day with pupils from 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999 and 2009. The guest speaker was past pupil, renowned broadcast journalist Sikelelwa Mgabadeli.

Best represented was those who matriculated 10 and 20 years ago. Celebrations continued with the Old Boys’ rugby game, with Old Hudsonians taking on Old Dalians. Hudson Park hosted Dale College and Kingsridge High School for a Derby weekend on the sportsfield, followed by a re-union cocktail party.

The excitement was compounded by the selection of eight Hudson Park pupils for the respective South African Schools age group hockey teams.

The first team sports results were as follows; Rugby: Hudson lost 36 - 17, Netball: Hudson lost 31 - 9, Boys hockey: Hudson won 3 - 0 and Girls hockey: Hudson won 4 - 1. Dale Old Boys won Friday’s rugby encounter five tries to two.

Eight Hudson Park pupils were selected for the respective South African Schools age group hockey teams. They are pictured above: Back row: Sivu Mkona, Liyabona Macingwane, Keziah King. Front row: Asemahle Mdoko, Zukhanye Tyalintsika, Zimkhitha Weston, Laila Williams, Jody-Ann October.


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