Sports News and Results 28 October

With just one week to go before our learners start their year-end exams, the Sports Department wish to thank all our participants and their parents for supporting us. We have developed a programme where we cater for all learners and we are proud of the attendance and improvements, in both ability and willingness to exercise, that we have noticed.

“It all starts with the decisions you make.

Healthy body = healthy mind.

Positive attitude = positive life”


School Sport


Congratulations to the following participants who join the Rusty Runners Club (RRC). There are now 58 members in the RRC.

Bronze Award:

28EllaBooysen B2


Our swimming team participated in their first gala in many months. We thank Rondebosch Boys’ High School for hosting us.

On a chilly afternoon, our swimmers showed up with great performances.

Top performances were:

U194 X 50mFREESTYLE RELAYJenna Renecle; Jenna Bischoff; Anna Gray; Tyra Phipson2.05.572
U1950MBREASTSTROKEAnna Gray40.652
U1650MBUTTERFLYSkye Micklethwaite35.122
U1450MFREESTYLEIsabella Webber30.551
U1950MFREESTYLETyra Phipson29.831

Rustenburg placed 4th out of 6 schools. 


On Tuesday 26 October two RGHS teams played matches against Herschel at Rustenburg. 

The scores were as follows:

  • 4th/D TEAM: RGHS 25 – Herschel 35
  • 5th/E TEAM: RGHS 6 – Herschel 30
A smiling action shot of Magaret Krieg (Grade 8), a member of the Three Anchor Bay High School Team who competed at the National Finals of the Rising Stars Tournament in Johannesburg.

Water Polo

On 22 October 2021, Rustenburg Girls’ High took on Wynberg GIrls’ High School in a water polo friendly fixture. This friendly was an amazing opportunity to showcase the hard work that the players have put in during preseason. It was an amazing start to the water polo season.

Team Venue Score 

Non-School Sport


Skye Micklethwaite (Grade 9) won her first-ever Biathle competition. She won the U17 section of the Triathle World Tour event that took place at Somerset College on Sunday 24 October, which coincidentally was Skye’s birthday. Skye had to continuously complete an 800m run, 100m swim, 800m run. She won in a time of 7m21s. Congratulations on this great achievement.

Skye on top of the podium!


Isabella Volker (Grade 10), who studies ballet at the Jacqui Pells School of Ballet, took part in the Regionals of the Move Dance Competition. She and her team were outright winners in the ensemble dance in their category. They went on to dance in the National Competition during the holidays where they were awarded first place and Gold medals.

Congratulations on these fantastic results, Isabella.


On Saturday 23 October the Peninsula Girls’ Rowing Club travelled to Morreesburg to compete in the Misverstand Sprints regatta – 500m sprints in various boat classes.

Our Rustenburg pupils did very well against Somerset College and achieved the following results:

Darcy Gliddon (Grade 9) won a medal for 1st in U16 Sculls in which Robin Day (Grade 9) came 2nd. Robin and Hannah Murphy (Grade 9) won a medal for 1st in the U16 Doubles event.

These rowers also won the U16A quad sprint with Sienna Callow (Grade 8) as cox.

On Sunday the girls raced a 4km Heads Race in which the U16s won a medal – Lyla Cahill (Grade 8) (cox), Hannah Murphy, Robin Day and Darcy Gliddon.

Alice Wannell (Grade 11) also raced in a winning quad in the Heads race.

The next event is the annual Boat Race in Port Alfred in December.

Congratulations to all our rowers on these fantastic results.

RGHS Rowers from left to right:
Alice Wannell, Lyla Cahill, Robin Day, Sienna Calow, Darcy Gliddon