The thing that really impresses him is the brotherhood you find at the school. “Although we were only the under-14 hockey team, you could tell that all the hockey players, including the first team, want us to do well and are there to support us,” he said. “That goes for everyone at the school. We are taught that KES boys stick together, and they really do.”
Keegan went to Farramere Primary in Benoni and lives in that town, so he travels quite a long way every day. “We leave home at 5.45am every morning, and I generally get to school at about 6.15am. And with hockey practices and games in the afternoons, I usually get home after 8pm a night.
“Getting to school early is actually quite good because It means I can catch up with my school work. The library opens at 6am, so there is always somewhere to go.”
That sort of dedication also applies to Keegan’s sport. He is a member of the very successful under-14A team. They have lost just twice this year and Keegan is fully committed to helping them to even greater success.
He is also a good soccer player – he turns out for the Benoni Northerns club – and is looking forward to the third term and trying out for the KES under-14 soccer team. In the first term he played tennis for the schools under-14 team.
He is doing “OK” at school, he said, and is getting extra help in his weaker subjects. “I’m hoping to go into the boarding house in grade 10,” he said. “That will help me to balance school work and sport better.”