Historic Timeline

Sir George Grey founder of Grey College

1855-01-01

Sir George Grey founder of Grey College

Sir George Grey founder of Grey High School in Port Elizabeth

1856-01-01

Sir George Grey founder of Grey High School in Port Elizabeth

First Recorded Rugby Match for Grey 1st XV

1881-06-04

First Recorded Rugby Match for Grey 1st XV

The First recorded rugby match was played 4th of June 1881 against St Andrews School in Bloemfontein. It provided plenty of excitement. This match, like the game played in 1882, which Grey College won both by one goal to nil, was played under the so-called “Winchester”rules, in terms of which teams consisted of 15 players.

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Grey Reunie Founded

1884-05-10

Grey Reunie Founded

The Reunie is a separate legal association who aims to serve the Old Boys in order to facilitate a lifelong bond with their Alma Mater.

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Old Boy Abraham Fischer chosen as Prime Minister of Oranje Unie

1907-11-24

Old Boy Abraham Fischer chosen as Prime Minister of Oranje Unie

Famous quote by Grey teacher Wally Westphal “When the occasion demands it, the Grey boy always comes up to scratch.”

1911-01-10

Grey Handshake first used 1922

1922-01-01

Grey Handshake first used 1922

Tom Mix makes first appearance

1924-01-01

Tom Mix makes first appearance

Rugby World Cup 1995 Winners (2 Old Greys)

1995-06-24

Rugby World Cup 1995 Winners (2 Old Greys)

Nelson Mandela visit Grey College

1997-01-01

Nelson Mandela visit Grey College

This was 1997. The Grey Boys stood a guard of honour. All the primary school boys in the picture were grade 6 (standard 4) boys, who were selected as monitors for the next year. The grade 7 (standard 5) monitors were standing on the opposite side of the road (Riël de Kock, the head-boy of 1997, on the opposite side of the road). Madiba asked Robin Viljoen (small blond in picture) if he wanted to be the president one day, and he was answered “No, sir.” Michael Linström far right. Robin Viljoen middle. And looks like Andre Frauenstein bottom (best guess). 1998 Grade 7’s. Class of 2003.

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Ryk Neethling Olympic Gold medal Athens 2004

2004-08-15

Ryk Neethling Olympic Gold medal Athens 2004

team of Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend and Neethling won the 4 x 100 metre relay at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004, reaching a record-breaking three minutes and 13 seconds.

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Rugby World Cup Final 2007 Winners (5 Grey Boys)

2007-10-20

Rugby World Cup Final 2007 Winners (5 Grey Boys)

The Tuck Shop Think Tank

2012-02-04

The Tuck Shop Think Tank

Where the term “Grey’t” originated?

2013-08-01

Wayde van Niekerk win Olympic Gold & World Record 400m in 43.03 seconds

2016-08-15

Wayde van Niekerk win Olympic Gold & World Record 400m in 43.03 seconds

Grey u15D World Record Victory 221-0

2017-08-12

Grey u15D World Record Victory 221-0

Launch of www.VivaLaGrey.co.za website

2018-05-29

Launch of www.VivaLaGrey.co.za website

Rugby Stats & Info

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Honours Rugby

Grey College managed some extraordinary achievements on national level by fielding 8 players in one test & 10 in Springbok players in same squad, Grey also produced 45 Springboks, 12 International Players for other countries, 17 Springbok Sevens Players, 46 Junior Springboks (amount not final) & 100 SA Schools Players...


Rugby Stats & Info

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Grey Old Boys Info

The Grey College Old Boys team powered by Grey Reunie Sport Committee first match was at World School Festival 2018 hosted at Boishaai where Grey played Boishaai Old Boys, this grew into what we believe could become an annual derby during Paarl Boys High & Paul Roos Gymnasium inter-schools.


Old Boys Info

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