Over 700 competitors from 31 schools across the country are soon to arrive in Knysna for the much anticipated Oakhill Waterfront Chukka Festivals, taking place between 8 and 17 February. These festivals are a highlight on many a school’s calendar and are held annually at the Knysna Waterfront Quays, and hosted by Oakhill School.
What makes these Chukka Festivals unique to any other school water polo event in the country, if not the world, is the fact that they are held in open water: the Knysna Estuary. This unique appeal, as well as the beauty of the location and the offerings of the Waterfront, has resulted in the exponential success of the festival, now in its eighth year.
Spectators can once again expect great entertainment! Participating teams this year include schools from Gauteng (St Alban’s College, St David’s Marista Inanda and St John’s Preparatory), Western Cape (Bridge House, Camps Bay High School, Fish Hoek High School, Fish Hoek Primary School, Glenwood House, Llandudno Primary, Paul Roos, Pinelands High School, Reddam House, Rhenish Girls’ High School, Somerset College, St Cyprian’s, Sun Valley Primary School, Wynberg Boys’ High School, Wynberg Girls’ High School) and the Eastern Cape (Clarendon High School, Collegiate, Diocesan School for Girls, Graeme College, Grey High School, Grey Junior School, Pearson High School, Pearson Primary School, St Andrew’s Preparatory, St Dominics Priory, St George’s Preparatory, Stirling Primary School, Woodridge College). In addition to all these participants who come to visit our town, many of their families take the opportunity to come from all corners of the country to soak up the action and enjoy all that Knysna has to offer.
As expressed by Wynberg Girls’ Junior School team manager last year: “What a great weekend! My girls once again had the time of their lives. The coaches loved it and the parents had a ball. Wynberg are richer for being part of this event … I rate it the best in the country at a world-class venue.”
The Oakhill Prep Waterfront Chukka Festival will take place from 8 to 10 February and the College Festival follows the next weekend, from 15 to 18 February. Make sure to make your way down to the Waterfront Quays and see why the Chukka Festivals are such firm favourites amongst participants and spectators alike!
For those that do miss out on the action, or would like to see it for a second time, Active Education will once again partner with Oakhill to bring TV coverage of the festival on Let’s Play, which is aired on SuperSport. The expected exposure will be 4 minute slots over a 2 week period
with a pattern of 120 repeat opportunities. See last years video clip: http://www.oakhill.co.za/gallery/videos/oakhill-waterfront-chukka-festivals-2017/
For more information and further details, visit the Oakhill website www.oakhill.co.za or contact Oakhill directly at 044 382 6506.