Hendrik Louw Primary is one of the earliest formed primary schools in South Africa dating as far back as 1880. Before 1882 the small D.R. congregation of the Strand had no church of their own. They were allowed to share the old Wesleyan church which stood in the lower Main Road, more or less on the spot where the windows of Messrs Friedman and Cohen now display men’s clothing. Historical Records suggests this to have been our first school. Mrs Bergsteedt was the teacher, taking up her post in 1880. This building under thatch roof was built in 1851 and demolished in 1912.

Hendrik Louw survived World War 1 and World War 2. Some clips out of their Prestigious History.

Die jaar 1943 sal onthou word vanweë die aanstelling van mnr. J. Greef as die eerste opgeleide onderwyser vir Hendrik Louw

Rugbykoors moes in 1950 hoog geloop het. Dr. Danie Craven tree op as gasspreker by die jaarlikse prysuitdeling, terwyl mev. Craven die toekennings oorhandig. Om die regte atmosfeer te skep, vind die gebeurtenis plaas op die destydse rugbyveld (net oorkant Millstraat)

Steven Kitshoff (right)  is Hendrik Louw Primary Latest Springbok

Teams & Coaches


Preseason training

Trials was held on the 7th of February 2019 and practises are twice a week, Monday and Tuesdays from 1630-1745. Fitness tests were held on the 4th of December 2018 and 6th of December 2018 from 1330-1530 to determine the 2019 fitness and skill levels. Our focus was then on core skills in accordance to what we want to achieve for 2019. Learners was then given a training program for the holidays.

Coaches of the U13 rugby team?

We have a very experienced coach in Mr. AK Southey who have coached the Brazil national team, the Brazil u/20 team and who was Part of Team Brazil at Rio Olympics plus his assistant coach Mr. Johan Claassens

How many U13 players in the team?

We always try to have a core of u/13 players coming through the ranks, but we have a good mix between U13 players and U12 Players


Values of the U13 team and the Approach to rugby

Be a better person on and off the field and strive to uphold Hendrik Louw values.

Rugby Strengths as a team 

Team work makes our machine work, we either win together or we lose together, there are no stars only the tema matters and we strive to play for each other.


Pre-season tournaments and Fixtures? 

We are off to Oakdale on March 1, Eikestad day/night tournament on March 5, Bulfees Sportdag in Citrusdal on March 8th and the Riebeeck Kasteel Tour 17-20th March.

Word to your supporters for the upcoming season 

Come and have fun with us and remember they are only 13 years old!

Results for 2018

Biggest Opponent for 2019

Depends on who we play at tournaments, but each game is viewed as big including Local rival side Lochnerhof. 


There must be something in the water of Strand as you will never find a small pack of forwards when you come against Hendrik Louw. Not only are they fierce but they possess a quality that is rare within primary schools and that is that they are street smart. They are clever rugby players as they grow up playing rugby in strand on either hard fields or the beach. Playing against Hendrik Louw is like facing Mike Tyson in the ring, they can either dominate with their forwards or they can run in tries with their backs from anywhere on the field. They always have speed to burn and they will test your structures. They are hard and like mike Tyson they love confrontation on the field. They possess a big pack for 2019 and will be aiming to be crown number 1 in the helderberg primary schools. Never write off a Hendrik Louw Rugby Team, you do so at your peril.


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