Keegan attended Farrarmere Primary School in Benoni and lives in that town. He travels quite a long way every day and after hockey practices and games, he usually only gets home after 8pm in the evening. But he says it is worth it as he believes choosing to attend King Edward VII School was the best decision of his life so far. He attended under 13 trials at the school and the beautiful old building and atmosphere convinced him this was where he wanted to be.
He realises a well-rounded education involves more than just sport and says that is stressed at King Edward. The emphasis is on school work, but boys are also encouraged to be gentlemen, all-rounders and loyal. They are also encouraged to respect the traditions of the school. What really impressed Keegan was the brotherhood. Although he played in the under-14 hockey team, he said he could tell that all the hockey players, including the first team wanted the boys to do well and supported their games. He said the boys are taught that KES boys stick together and he believes they really do.
Keegan is also a good soccer player – he turns out for the Benoni Northerns club. He also played tennis for the under-14 team.
Keegan says he is doing “ok” academically and is getting extra help when he needs it. He is hoping to become a boarder in Grade 10, as he believes this will help him balance his school work and sport better.