Varsity Girls’ Soccer kicks off against Westminster at 5:15 pm and Varsity Boys’ Soccer against Marianapolis Prep at 7:15 pm on the turf.
There will be a giveaway to the first 100 students cheering and attending the 5:15 p.m. game. There will also be a half time contest for an opportunity to win prizes and giveaways throughout the evening. Pom poms and Wyvern tattoos will be available for fans to show their spirit. In addition to great competition, food trucks will be on campus for hungry fans. Game goers should bring their appetite, a jacket, and their loudest Wyvern spirit!
Director of Athletics Debbie Fiske said, “I am beyond excited we are hosting Friday night games. Since my arrival at KO four years ago, this is something our students have been wanting. That we are finally able to make it happen, and that our students are so excited about coming together as a community to celebrate athletics, support their peers and make Hewett Day weekend a little more special, makes the effort worthwhile. The advantage of having two games Friday night also allows us to have the rest of the games spread out so students are able to both compete in their games and also attend and cheer on their fellow classmates. It truly makes it the perfect addition to the Hewett Day weekend event.”
Hewett Day kicks off on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. with a Middle School girls’ soccer game against Renbrook on Outlook field followed at 9:30 a.m. with Middle School field hockey team taking on Renbrook on the turf. Both MS boys’ soccer and MS B soccer team kick off against Renbrook at 10:00 a.m. followed by thirds boys’ soccer taking on Hopkins at 11:30 a.m. MS Cross Country will run against Renbrook and St. Timothy’s at the West Hartford Reservoir starting at 10:00 a.m.
Varsity field hockey will play Westminster at 12:30 p.m. on the turf and JV boys’ and girls’ soccer kicks off at 1:30 p.m. with the boys’ taking on Marianapolis Prep and the girls’ against Westminster.
Varsity and JV volleyball will play Kent in Soby Gym starting at 2:30 p.m. and the final round of games start at 3:00 p.m. when football goes head to head with Dexter Southfield, and Varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country lace up against Wilbraham & Monson and Suffield Academy.
It will be a jam-packed day of competition, food and more...with no shortage of Wyvern spirit.
"Hewett Day is a great tradition at Kingswood Oxford and it is wonderful to see the campus alive with sports of all levels," Kingswood Oxford Athletic Director Debbie Fiske said. "Having the community come together on a beautiful fall day to celebrate is truly special.”
Kingswood Oxford School's annual Hewett Day is named for former Kingswood Headmaster Merritt Hewett. “Gramp Hewett" wanted to have a "Kingswood Day" marked on the calendar so he picked a Saturday in early October when home games would be played and intramural games took place between the youngsters of York and Lancaster in the morning and varsity soccer and football games in the afternoon.
Parents and "Old Boys" were invited, many eating picnic lunches on campus. That tradition started in 1952. Hewett died in April of 1962, and that fall, the name of the day was changed to Hewett Day to honor the former headmaster that started the tradition.