Waterford’s 2019 Dick and Enid Eyeington 7-a-side soccer tournament was a huge success.
The tournament featured 14 teams – 10 men’s teams and 4 women’s teams. It was a very competitive social tournament and all teams played exciting football on the Waterford sports fields. At the end, Waterford’s Support Staff team and Falcons came first in the men and women’s teams respectively.
The school’s Head of Sports, Naboth Phebeni, thanked the teams for participating in the tournament and for making it more exciting every year. “We are also happy about the behaviour of the all the players; they were disciplined,” he said.
Dick and Enid Eyeington joined the Waterford family in 1971 as a Geography teacher and school nurse respectively. They worked at the school for the next 24 years, during which Dick became the Head of the Geography department, Deputy Headmaster and ultimately he was appointed the Headmaster in 1984. As Dick rose in the ranks, he continued to be an avid football player and coach. Enid was very involved in the community that Waterford is situated in. By 1993, Enid was counseling and educating those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and introducing home based care systems in Eswatini. Enid also led the school’s community service programme, an initiative that lies at the heart of the school today.
The 7 a-side football tournament is in the honour of these two brilliant souls who helped shape education and healthcare not only in Eswatini, but in multiple African countries as well.