RGHS Sports Update 10 February 2022

Our Water Polo tournaments are in full swing with another 2 tournaments this weekend.

We wish the U16A Water Polo Team all the best as they participate in the U16 Fireball Tournament at Rhenish Girls’ High School in Stellenbosch. 

This weekend also sees our U14A Water Polo Team participate in the Dave Pitcairn Tournament hosted by Reddam House in Constantia.

School Sport

Indoor Hockey

Indoor Hockey Report vs Herschel

Our second Indoor Hockey League fixture of the season was played on 2 February 2022 against Herschel. Our teams put in some incredible performances against really tough opposition and showed great improvements from the previous games. While some results did not go our way, it was wonderful to see the growth that has taken place in just 7 days, and we are already looking forward to our next fixture.

All matches were played at Herschel.

Results were as follows:

RGHS 1 1-1Alhaan Emeran
RGHS 22-0Christy Augustine & Tatum Malherbe
RGHS 30-6
RGHS U140-3
RGHS 40-8
RGHS 50-5
The RGHS 2nd Team Talk


Katja de Villiers (Grade 8) participated in the District Netball League over the weekend in Stellenbosch.  Her U14 team won the gold medal. Katja was part of the Pro Star Netball Academy team. Congratulations on this fabulous achievement, Katja.


TENNIS RESULTS Week starting 31 January 2022
DATE4 Feb4 Feb4 Feb4 Feb
OPPOSITIONHerschel 2St Cyprians 3Fish HoekHerschel 6
SCOREWon 10-2Won 12-2Lost 4-6Drew 6-6
GAMESGames 45-28Games 45-28Games 34-11Games 23-29
DATE1 Feb1 Feb1 Feb3 Feb
OPPOSITIONBYEBergvlietSpringfieldWesterford 6
SCOREWon 10-2Lost 2-10Won 12-0
GAMESGames 35-22Games 17-31Games 36-2

Touch Rugby

Friday 4 February 

Teams: Results:Player of the Match: 
RGHS 1 vs RGHS 24-1 (to first team) n/a
RGHS 3 vs RGHS 4 2-1 (to 3rd team)n/a


With the Touch Rugby league starting next week, the players participated in an internal league between our 4 teams. It was exciting to see all of the players back on the field for the first time this year. Training sessions have been going very well and they have learnt a lot in preparation for all of the games to come. It was fantastic to see this all come to life in a game situation. Thank you to all those who came to support the teams!

Water Polo

On Thursday 3 February the remainder of the RGHS vs Wynberg Girls’ High School fixtures were played. Both the U19B and U14A water polo teams played well and showcased some good water polo.

Team Venue Score Goal Scorers
U14AWGHS 7 – 5 Olivia Figaji (2), Cara Gruber (1), Olivia Nejthardt (2) and  Sacha Worthington (2)
U19BWGHS7 – 4 Erin Duffan (1), Ella Mortonson (1), Tyra Philpson (3), Jenna Pickering (1) and Allegra Smith (1). 

The water polo league fixtures against Herschel Girls’ High School were played over Monday 7 February and Tuesday 8 February. All the games were high intensity and made for some good water polo. 

Team Venue Score Goal Scorers
U14AHerschel1 – 11Cara Gruber (1)
U16AHerschel2 – 16Ashleigh Briers- Danks (1) and Sofie Watermeyer (1)
U19BHerschel2 – 7 Alexandra Ardense (1) and Savannah Hill (1)
U19AHerschel1 – 12 Kylie Henry (1) 

Alex Road Festival 

The U16A water polo team participated in the Alex Road Festival from 4 – 5 February in Gqeberha. RGHS took a young U16A team comprising of one grade 8, eight grade 9’s and four grade 10’s to this first team festival. The team faced some tough competition and were able to hold their own against some good teams. The Alex Road Festival proved to be a great opportunity to learn, grow and play water polo. Thank you to Coach Oliver for all the long hours put into ensuring the team was ready for the festival. Congratulations to Emily Readhead for being selected by Coach Oliver as “Player of the Tournament” of the RGHS team.

Team Score Goal Scorers
RGHS vs DSG 25 – 2Tatum Malherbe (3), Emily Readhead (1) and Caitlyn Walter (1)
RGHS vs Kingswood 10 – 9
RGHS vs DSG 10 – 5
RGHS vs Pearson 13 – 3Bella Murray (3)
RGHS vs Alex Road 211 – 0Tatum Malherbe (1), Ashleigh Briers-Danks  (1) Talia Montoya-Pelaez (1), Anna Irving (1), Sofie Watermeyer (2) Bella Murray (5)
RGHS vs Kingswood 2 3 – 3Ashleigh Briers-Danks (1), Bella Murray (1) and Jade Jarvis
RGHS vs Alex Road 14 – 1Ashleigh Briers-Danks (2), Bella Murray (1) and Michaela Labuschagne (1)
RGHS vs Glenwood House1 – 4Jade Jarvis (1)
RGHS vs Collegiate 12 – 5Bella Murray (2)
RGHS vs Woodridge 15 – 4Tatum Malherbe (2), Emily Readhead (1) and Bella Murray 
RGHS vs Rhenish U16A1-3Tatum Malherbe (1)
Thank you Veritas Wealth Management and Virgin Active for sponsoring the U16A Water Polo team.

Rhenish Water Polo Tournament 

The U14A Water Polo Team took part in the Rhenish U14 Water Polo Tournament at Rhenish Girls’ High School from 4- 5 February. This was the first tournament for our U14A team and a great opportunity to be exposed to some great water polo.  The U14A team faced some challenging opponents, however, they handled themselves well. Congratulations to our U14A team on a great tournament. Thank you to Coach Teagan for preparing our team for this tournament and Coach Alexa for assisting her.

Team Score 
RGHS vs WGHS 5 –  4
RGHS vs Herschel 3 – 10
RGHS vs SCS4 – 2 
RGHS vs Bloemhof 9 – 5
RGHS vs Rhenish 28 – 2
RGHS vs Somerset College 5 – 8
RGHS vs Westerford 11 – 3
RGHS vs Rhenish 14 – 9

Non-School Sport


Congratulations to Skye Micklethwaite (Grade 10) on placing second in an Inter-Provincial Biathlon held in Oudtshoorn this past weekend.


A number of our learners have been selected to participate in the 134th Buffalo regatta and Selbourne sprints in East London from 9-13 February. They will be representing the Peninsula Girls’ Rowing Club (PGRC). We wish them all the very best. We do hope to publish a full list with names and results on the rowers’ return.