16 March 2016 – His personal debating experience is a source of great pride for the school and his work as a coach in his post-high school years have contributed greatly to the success of Alex as a debating school and the numerous other schools he coaches at. It is therefore with great pride that Alex announces that Mr Moodley has been appointed Head Coach of the KZN Squad 2016 by the KwaZulu-Natal Schools Debating Association (KZNSDA).
Mr Moodley now occupies the position of Head Coach and Chairperson of the KZNSDA, a tremendous feat never before achieved in the province. His new role will see him training speakers to compete at the South African National Schools’ Debating Championship in Limpopo at the end of the year, alongside many other qualified coaches in KZN. His experience as a debater and as Head Coach of the province’s Junior division in 2015 provide confidence in his capabilities.
Mr Moodley’s own experience in the debating field is the source of much pride for both Alex and the KZNSDA. Mr Moodley’s school team at Alex consistently ranked in Piermaritzburg’s top 4 and competed in the Pietermaritzburg Finals several times – even winning the finals in 2010. In 2010, his team went as far as winning the Provincial Grand Finals, making Alex a provincially recognised leader in debating.
As an individual, Mr Moodley has successfully represented both the city and province. In 2009 he was selected to represent Pietermaritzburg at the KZN Provincial Championships and was ultimately selected to represent KZN on the KZN Junior A team, which ranked achieved the highest scores of any provincial team in South Africa that year and competing in the Finals against Gauteng Junior A. In that same year, his scores in debates at the National Schools Debating Championship also earned him the official ranking of 1st in South Africa for Junior Level debating. In the following two years he competed in KZN’s Senior A team. In 2012 his Senior A team won the National Senior Finals against Western Cape A while he achieved the ranking of 6th in South Africa. As a result of his stellar performance he was invited to join the trials process for speakers for the South African team – an offer he regretfully had to pass owing to his prioritisation of Matric.
Alex wishes Mr Moodley the best of luck in his new position while he continues to fly the Alex flag high.