Small towns on main arterial routes are often known by name and by certain obvious characteristics. King William’s Town is such a town, but one of the characteristics which is not immediately obvious because of its situation off the main road, is Dale College.

A small detour from the main road will bring one into the vicinity of the campus. Read more......


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Fixtures vs Kingswood for this week in Grahamstown

Wednesday 25/5

15:00- u14A- Kingswood astro
15:00- u16B- Rhodes astro

Friday 27/5
15:30- u16a
16:30- 2nd
17:30- 1sts
All at Kingswood astro

Saturday 28/5
A-field               B-field
09:00 U15A      09:00 U14A
10:15 U16A        10:00 3rds
11:30 2nds         11:15 U15B
14:00 1st


Dale- Grens/Merrifield Recap.

This past weekend saw Dale take on Grens at the Graveyard. A brilliant display of running rugby by all Dale teams saw Dale going on to win all their matches. Dale also took on Merrifield at the astro and good attacking hockey saw Dale win all 3 matches

Results were as follows

Rugby vs Grens

1st won 31 - 12
2nds won 59 - 0
U16A won 22 - 7
U15A won 26 - 21
U15B won 24 - 15
U14A won 50 - 5
U14B won 52 - 19

Hockey vs Merrifield
1st won 3-0
U16A won 6-2
U14A won 4-0

REUNION 2016!!

From the 12th to the 14th of May saw Dale celebrate its 155th birthday.

The first function took place on Thursday with a brilliantly hosted build-a-burger function by Dale Junior and the Annual ODU AGM took place.

Friday was the beginning of the sport matches as Dale took on Queens in chess; squash, debating, and hockey with the soccer side taking on Hudson.
the results are as follows.
1sts drew 3-3
2nds won 2-1
3rds lost 0-3
U16A won 1-0
U16B lost 1-2
U14A lost 0-4
U14B drew 1-1

Soccer vs Hudson
Dale 1sts won 2-0

The squash team lost 1-5 to Queens. The chess team lost 2 and a half- 3 and a half, while in debating the seniors lost and the juniors won.

On Saturday was rugby's turn to throw everything they had at Queens. After a mixed bag of results and several showpieces such as the DALE showpiece, the first teams ran on to the field to get their match underway. This was not just an ordinary match but a war between two fierce rivals. After defending on their tryline for most of the 1st half, Dale managed to turn Queens over in their 22m and in a brilliant display of running rugby and counter-attacking flair saw Dale run almost 90m to score a try under Queens poles. Soon after the Dale and Queens flyhalf traded 1 penalty apiece to leave the scores at 10-3 with moments before half-time. In the last play of the half, Dale captain Siyanda Am picked up a grubber from deep in Dale's 22m and showed immense pace to run all the way to score a try in the corner. This left Dale 17-3 up at half-time.

The second half saw Queens throw everything they had at Dale but Dale's brickwall defense could just not be broken. Dale put every last breath into defense and put their bodies on the line to ensure Queens could not come back. All this hardwork saw Dale win the game 17-3. Seeing the passion of all Dalians, Old Dalians and friends of Dale, brought tears to many viewers eyes.

The rugby results were

1st WON 17 - 3
2nd Won 26 - 24
3rds won 19 - 13
4th lost 19 - 31
5th lost 0 - 63
U16A lost 24 - 29
U16B lost 17 - 31
U16C lost 5 - 36
U15A won 45 - 5
U15B won 17 - 5
U15C won 24 - 10
U14A lost 27 - 32
U14B lost 5 - 26
U14C lost 10 - 12

Dale make history against Selborne!

Last week the Dale first team rugby side made history by beating Selborne for the 100th time. To make things even sweeter, Dale managed to pull this off at Selborne.

This was a highly anticipated fixture as both sides had just lost one game in the build up to the fixture, with Selborne's loss coming the week before against Queens.

Selborne started of the stronger of the two sides, using their strong forwards to score 2 quick tries to take an early 0-14 lead. Dale managed to get on the scoreboard moments before half time with a well worked try, leaving the score 7-14 at half time.

The second half was a truly remarkable spectacle of running rugby and passion for which the border region is renowned for. It was an all out war with both sides putting their bodies on the line. Dale managed to cross the whiteline after 41 minutes with a great individual effort from flyhalf Siphosethu Dlongodlongo darting his way through several players to score under the posts. This left the score at 14-14. Selborne managed to score a try in the corner after good build up play and after 52 minutes this left the score at 14-19. With 13 minutes left Dale were rewarded a penalty and great composure saw Dale go for the 3 points taking the score to 17-19. Selborne threw everything they had at Dale in an attempt to seal the victory but a quick turnover and great counter-attack saw Dale run from inside their 22m to score a try giving them a 24-19 lead. Great defense thereafter saw Dale win the fixture and record a record 100th win vs Selborne!!

Well done boys! great effort. #Amadoda