Awards

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Colour Awards

Colour Awards Schedule

Start of 1st Term

New Half or Full School Colours are awarded for sports which have December tournaments. Achievements at these tournaments can be recognized at this stage of this season.

End of 1st Term

Sports which make nominations at the start of the year, should not present such individuals as re-awards at the end of the season. These sports must make new awards or re-awards where such an award was presented at the end of the previous season. Re-awards are thus not awarded in the same season.
Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Rowing, Service, Special Sports, Swimming, Waterpolo.

End of 2nd Term

Sports which are involved with annual tournaments over the June/July vacation are allowed to make new Half or Full Colours nominations at this mid-season stage. In such cases, no re-awards are considered at the end of the season.
Cross-country, Hockey and Rugby are able to make nominations based on the above conditions. Team Awards may also be made if already considered. Tennis, Squash and First Aid may also be considered.

Mid 3rd Term

Chess, Cross-Country, Hockey, , Music, Music Service, Rugby, Service, Special Sports, Tennis.

Start of 4th Term

Athletics – for any achievements which have taken place in any competitions since the last awards.

Specific criteria for awards

Athletics

Awards will be made at the end of the First Term and the beginning of the Fourth Term. To qualify for an award, an athlete must have competed in at least one external meeting apart from the Inter-house and School Championships. He must also have fulfilled the criteria as set out in the Criteria for awards.

Criteria for Awards

Team Awards

The team standard has to be achieved at least once.

Colours and Half Colours Awards

Standards have to be achieved at least twice for an event. These standards have to be achieved at different meetings.

If an athlete achieves the Qualifying Standards before he is entitled to an award, (e.g. an athlete who achieves a qualifying standard in Grade 9) the award will be presented to him once he has fulfilled the criteria for awards as laid down by the Colours Committee.

It is important to realise that all awards are subject to the following:

The athlete must have proved himself to be enthusiastic during training.
He must be a person who has proved his loyalty to the school and to his house, and who is considered to be a credit to the school.

Basketball

Team Awards

Those eligible must:
have represented the First Team in at least two-thirds of their games in one season.
have displayed a high level of, and availability for, coaching and refereeing.

Half Colours Awards

Those eligible must:
meet the criteria for team awards
have displayed a constantly above average standard of play
display an above average standard of commitment to the sport with regard to coaching and/or refereeing

Colours Awards

Those eligible must:
meet all the criteria for the Team Award and Half Colours Award
have displayed a consistently outstanding level of play and commitment.

Cross-country

Possible Fixtures:

Zonal Cross-country leagues:

The best 5 performances at a particular meeting will be determined by the coach and master- in-charge of Cross-country,
i.e. 5 caps will be allocated per meeting.

Inter-schools fixture (Selborne, etc)

The first 4 or 5 boys in an open race, depending on the format and number in the race, will be allocated caps.

Relays:

Every member of the 1st Team for a particular relay will get a cap.

Guidelines for awards:

There are no hard and fast rules concerning these awards, merely guidelines.
Running performance obviously plays a major role, but, the overall contribution of the boy to Cross-country is also very important, e.g. Captain, example set, attitude, consistency, attendance.

Team Awards

Must have represented the 1st Team in 2/3 of the season’s fixtures

Half Colours

Regular top positions in zonal league races
Must be of above average 1st Team standard

Colours

An exceptional Cross-country athlete
Made an exceptional contribution to Cross-country

Athletics Standards

Event Age Colours Half Colours Teams
100m U19 11,2 11,4 11,9
200m U19 22,9 23,3 24,4
400m U19 51,3 52,3 55,0
800m U19 1:59,5 2:02,5 2:09,0
1500m U19 4;10,0 4:16,0 4:25,0
3000m U19 9:10,0 9:21,0 9:44,0
5000m U19 16:00,0 16:30,0 17:00,0
2000m S C U17 6:20,0 6:30,0 6:50,0
3000m S C U19 9:55,0 10:10,0 10:30,0
100m Hurdles (84,0cm) U15 14,7
110m Hurdles (84,0cm) U16 14,5 14,9 15,5
110m Hurdles (91,4cm) U17 15,0 15,4 16,0
110m Hurdles (106,7cm) U19 15,5 15,9 16,5
300m Hurdles (84,0cm) U15 44,0
400m Hurdles (84,0cm) U16/U17U 57,0 59,0 62,0
400m Hurdles (91,4cm) U19 58,0 60,0 63,0
5000m Walk U15 35:00,0
10000m Walk U19 56:00 58:00 64:00
High Jump U19 1,85m 1,80m 1,70m
Long Jump U19 6,40m 6,20m 5,80m
Pole Vault U19 3,70m 3,50m 3,20m
Triple Jump U19 13,00m 12,50m 12,00m
Shot Put (4kg) U15 13,50m
Shot Put (5kg) U16/U17 14,00m 13,50m 12,50m
Shot Put (6kg) U19 13,50m 13,00m 12,00m
Discus (1kg) U15 40,00m
Discus (1,5kg) U16/U17 42,00m 40,00m 36,00m
Discus (1,75kg) U19 40,00m 38,00m 34,00m
Javelin (600g) U15 50,00m
Javelin (700g) U16/U17 55,00m 52,00m 48,00m
Javelin (800g) U19 52,00m 49,00m 45,00m
Hammer Throw (4kg) U15 38,00m
Hammer Throw (5kg) U16/U17 42,00m 40,00m 36,00m
Hammer Throw (6kg) U19 40,00m 38,00m 34,00m

Cricket

Team Awards

The player should have represented the First XI in 2/3 of the games played in either the 1st or 4th terms.

Half Colours

Meet the criteria for team award and be an above average player. Record for the season must be taken into consideration, which can include performances in the 4th term of the previous year.

Colours

Meet criteria for half colours award and be an exceptional player. Record for the season must be taken into consideration, which can include performances in the 4th term of the previous year.

Golf

Team Award

The player must play 2/3 of League and/or Traditional Fixtures

Half Colours

The player must meet the criteria for team award. He must be an above average player who consistently plays to his ability and has a low handicap. He must have made positive input to golf at the school in general.

Colours

The player must meet the criteria of half colours award. He must be an exceptional player who consistently plays to his ability and has a very low handicap. He must also have made an invaluable contribution to both the team and Grey golf in general.

Hockey

A cap is taken as being that the player was in the starting line-up.

Team Awards

The player must have accumulated a minimum of 18 First Team caps.

Half Colours Award

The player must meet the above criteria, and
must be an above average player who has made a useful contribution to the First XI.
The player must have made a positive input to hockey at the school in general.

Colours Award

Full Colours should be awarded to an exceptional player who has met all of the above criteria.
The player should have made an invaluable contribution to both the team and Grey hockey in general.
EP selection is not necessary for a Colours Award, and should merely be used as a guideline for the player’s ability.

Note: Awards made at the end of the 2nd term are based on a player having been in the starting line-up for 2/3 of the fixtures played up to the end of the 2nd term.

Rowing

General Considerations

All motivations for colours, half-colours and team award are open to discussion and motivation on the merits (de-merits) of each individual.

The season for colours allocation consideration begins in October of the previous year to the schools’ championship regatta, and ends at the schools’ championship regatta. Any regatta that boys attend outside this is considered superfluous, unless under special circumstances.

Boys must compete against two other recognised rowing schools before the regatta is considered eligible for colours consideration.

Team Award

Boys must compete in 60% of the regattas in a season, in the boat under consideration. A boy who does not compete in the First VIII, but races in the first division in another crew, is still eligible for this award.

Half Colours

Boys will be considered for an award of Half Colours if they have delivered an above average performance throughout the season under consideration, in the top division.

Colours

Boys are eligible for an award of Colours if they have achieved an excellent standard of rowing. Provincial standard is a criterion, but not exclusively so.

Rugby

Team Award

Those eligible must be in the starting line-up for 12 games.

Half Colours Award

Those eligible must have displayed a constantly above average standard of play and commitment.

Colours Award

Those eligible must have displayed a consistently outstanding level of play and commitment.

Representation for the Craven Week team should not be seen as a deciding factor for this award.

Note: Awards made at the end of the 2nd term are based on a player having been in the starting line-up for 2/3 of the fixtures played up to the end of the 2nd term.

Swimming

General

The swimmer must be a person who has proved his loyalty to the school and to his house and who is considered to be a credit to the school.
He must have proved himself to be enthusiastic during training.
He must have proved his ability by consistent (at least two) performances in an event or events, of a standard reflected by the times set out below.
The standards laid down must be achieved at either the school galas, official heats while representing the school or province, Junior National Championships or the SA High Schools’ Championships.

Team Award

Awarded to boys who have:

passed Grade 9 and who have achieved the standards set out below
in Grade 10, 11 or 12 who have not achieved the standards set out below, but who have successfully and
enthusiastically represented the school team.

Squash

Team Award

must have maintained a top 6 ladder position consistently
must have played in 2/3 of games involving the 1st Team.

Half Colours

player should be deemed to be of 4th Men’s League standard or better
must have fulfilled the Team Award requirement.

Colours

player must be deemed to be of Men’s 1st or 2nd League (in the case of 2nd League, the Master-in-Charge must be convinced
that the player is of 2nd League standard).

Times for Swimming Colours and Half-Colours:

Colours Half Colours
FREESTYLE
1500 metres 17 min 30.13 sec 18 min 10.45 sec
800 metres 8 min 55.78 sec 9 min 00.78 sec
400 metres 4 min 20.97 sec 4 min 23.45 sec
200 metres 2 min 02.91 sec 2 min 04.00 sec
100 metres 55.65 sec 56.14 sec
50 metres 25.10 sec 26.20 sec
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
400 metres 4 min 54.93 sec 4 min 55.00 sec
200 metres 2 min 18.20 sec 2 min 19.39 sec
BACKSTROKE
200 metres 2 min 18.62 sec 2 min 19.80 sec
100 metres 1 min 03.65 sec 1 min 04.90 sec
50 metres 28.16 sec 29.35 sec
BREASTSTROKE
200 metres 2 min 34.14 sec 2 min 35.45 sec
100 metres 1 min 11.12 sec 1 min 13.91 sec
50 metres 32.65 sec 33.30 sec
FLY
200 metres 2 min 16.73 sec 2 min 18.50 sec
100 metres 1 min 01.26 sec 1 min 01.78 sec
50 metres 27.20 sec 28.81 sec

Tennis

Team Award

Those eligible must have:
maintained a top eight ladder position consistently
played two-thirds of games involving the First Tennis Team (either men’s league, inter-schools’ league or other organised fixture including tours) during the season. [Summer = Season, Winter = season].

Half Colours

Those eligible must have:
qualified for a team award
maintained above average level of play and commitment

Colours Award

Those eligible must have:
satisfied requirements for team and half colours
maintained a consistently excellent level of play, commitment and attitude.

Waterpolo

Team Awards

To achieve a team award for waterpolo, a player must have:

played a minimum of 66% of the 1st Team matches in that season. This includes matches played during tournaments
where mostly only two chukkas are played.
attended all the waterpolo practices and practised to the satisfaction of the coach.

Half Colours

To achieve a team award for waterpolo, a player must have:

played a minimum of 66% of the 1st Team matches in that season
attended all the waterpolo practices and practised to the satisfaction of the coach
maintained an above average standard of waterpolo throughout the season.

Full Colours

To achieve full colours for waterpolo a player must:

have met all the criteria as set out above for the team award and half colours award
be self disciplined in his sport and an example to all the other waterpolo players in the school
have maintained an exceptional level of waterpolo throughout the season
exhibit a high standard of sportsmanship during matches and tournaments.

Special Sport

Special Sport Awards may be awarded to a boy in recognition of his achievements in sports which are not registered sports at the school.

Team awards not awarded
Students must have achieved a very high degree of success at national or international level to be considered.
Students will be considered for such an award only if they have maintained a high level of participation in both the winter and summer sports programme of the school.

Criteria for Sports Awards

Colours Awards Policy

1. Awards
The following awards can be presented:

1.1 Team Award: To be awarded to a student after he has represented the school first team on the number of occasions as per the specific requirement of that sport or has met the minimum standards as determined by the sport or activity. The student must have passed Grade 9.

1.2 Half Colours Award: To be awarded to a student who has shown ABOVE AVERAGE ability in a sport or activity and has consistently maintained his standard and has passed Grade 10.

1.3 Colours Award: To be awarded to a student who has shown EXCEPTIONAL ability in a sport or activity and has consistently maintained his standard and has passed Grade 10.

1.4 Honours Award: Upon the recommendation of the Colours Committee, the Rector may use his discretion and present a student with this award if his achievement is of such a standard that he has distinguished himself and/or brought great honour to the school in any field. It can be awarded at any stage of the year after the Committee has received a typed citation from a member of staff who must present the citation to the Committee. The presentation must be at a special Assembly with the parents invited. The student must satisfy all the requirements of a Colours Award.

2. Qualification Requirements
A student will be considered for an award only if ALL of the following criteria have been fulfilled:

2.1 he has qualified for an award based on the requirements of that sport or activity. The Committee may consider an exceptional case where an individual has not fulfilled the precise requirements qualifying him for an award. Such a consideration would require the approval of the Rector;

2.2 he has an acceptable record of general behaviour, bearing and sportsmanship at all times.

2.3 he has maintained a level of participation at a competitive level in BOTH the summer and winter sports programmes of the school. In exceptional cases, at the request of the Director of Sport, the committee may consider an individual who has not fulfilled this requirement. Such an individual would have had to have received the prior written approval of the Director of Sport for his participation to differ from the stated requirements that a student must participate in both a summer and a winter sport.

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