Sports News and Results 3 March 2022

We said a sad goodbye to Ms Hlela at the end of February.

As we come to the end of the term, the sports programme becomes rather ‘messy’ as the Summer sport and Winter sport trials start to clash. We ask that learners please excuse themselves from regular sessions that they need to miss to attend trials.

All Social Sports and Football will continue until Friday 18 March. Please continue to attend your sessions.

We said a sad goodbye to Ms Hlela at the end of February. She has taken up a job offer in Johannesburg that will allow her to continue with her studies. Thank you for all you have done for our learners over the past year. In particular, the water polo players are going to miss Ms Hlela’s passion, energy and the love that she brought to their practices, matches and tours. 

U14Tuesday 1 March15h15-17h30
U15 & U16Monday 14 March15h15-17h30
U19Monday 7 March15h15-17h30

Sign-up for other winter sport codes will commence in the last week of Term 1. The programme offers Cross Country, Football, On-the-Move and Squash (off-campus at Kelvin Grove Club) (There are no trials for these sports).

The Winter sports schedule is available on the link below:


School Sport

Indoor Hockey

Indoor Hockey Report vs Wynberg & Westerford

Our fixtures against Durbanville High School, unfortunately, had to be cancelled due to the unavailability of their venue. This meant that only the first Indoor Hockey team was able to play their fixture against Wynberg on 23 February.

The game ended 1-1, with Lucy Kane getting on the scoresheet. Thank you to Herschel Girls’ School for accommodating us on the day.

The penultimate Indoor Hockey fixtures were played on 2 March against Westerford. All fixtures were played at Westerford.

Results were as follows:

RGHS 1   6-0Lucy Kane
RGHS 12-0Lucy Kane x 2
RGHS 23-0Ashleigh Rix x 2 & Ashleigh Dixon
RGHS 38-0Hannah Duncan x 3, Emily Gray x 3 & Trinity Ngaka x 2
RGHS U143-0Morgan Faught x 3
RGHS 44-4Zoe Bailey x 2, Robyn White & Grace Hallett
RGHS 50-2

Congratulations to the following learners who won their respective PSi league over the past weekend as Team Bravo:

Christy Augustine, Hannah Domisse, Rachel Kane and Megan Wightman (all Grade 10s).


The Netball Umpires course advertised below is open to any learner or parent who may be interested in learning a new skill and getting involved in Netball umpiring. Please contact Anne directly should you be interested.


On Thursday 24 February we took a very small squad of 8 swimmers to the gala at the new Indoor Aquatics centre at St Cyprians. We placed 5th out of 8 teams.

St Cyprians A98
St Cyprians B43


TENNIS RESULTS Week starting 21 February 2022
DATE25 Feb25 Feb25 Feb25 Feb
OPPOSITIONHerschel 4BYESpringfield 3
SCORELost 2-10Won 10-2Drew 6-6
GAMESGames 18-34Games 32-13Games 28-31
DATE22 Feb22 Feb22Feb24 Feb
OPPOSITIONSt Cyprians 5St Cyprians 6BYESans Souci
SCORELost 0-12Lost 4-8Won 12-0
GAMESGames 12-35Games 17-26Games 36-2

Touch Rugby

Congratulations to all of our players who played extremely well in their matches on Friday. Our first team has been working very hard in preparation for the semi-finals of the league against Groote Schuur, which will commence on Friday 4 March. A special thank you to all of our supporters who helped to bring a lot of ‘gees’ to the teams from the sidelines. 

We will be having a braai on 11 March to end off the season after the finals and prize-giving. We invite all of the players’ families and friends to come and join us. Formal invitations with more information will be sent out soon so please save the date. 

RGHS 1 vs Wynberg Girls’ 18-0 (to Rustenburg)Trinity Ngaka (2); Jodie Blows (3); Saarah Magiet (2); Georgia Haarhoff (1)
RGHS 2 vs Westerford 15-0 (to Rustenburg)Nihaal Effendi (2); Zaina Kazi (1); Kayleigh Scholtz (1); Saarah Basa (1)
RGHS 3 vs Norman Henshilwood 23-3Jayde Wilson (2); Kai Damon (1)

Water Polo

We are so proud to announce that Anna Gray (Grade 12) has been included in the U18 Western Province Junior National Team to compete at the Junior National Water Polo Championships to be held in East London from 25 to 27 March 2022. Anna is a member of the U18A Team. Congratulations!

Water Polo League

On Friday 25 February the U14A, U16A and U19B water polo teams played Bloemhof High School in a league fixture. All three teams played very well and produced impressive results. 

Team Venue Score Goal Scorers
U14ARhenish10 – 3Olivia Figaji (5), Cara Gruber (4) and Kerry Malian (1). 
U16ARhenish8 – 1Ashleigh Briers-Danks (2) and Bella Murray (6) 
U19BRhenish 3 – 13Olivia Figaji (1), Ella Mortonson (1) and Allegra Smith (1)

Old Petrians Tournament 

The U19A water polo team participated in the Old Petrians Water Polo Tournament hosted by St Peter’s College from 24 -27 February 2022. The U19A team played some challenging oppositions and at the end of the pool-stages were three-way tied for 4th place in their pool.  Unfortunately, due to goal FINA rules in breaking a tie, RGHS came 7th in the pool stages. Undeterred by this, the U19A team went on to win the Shield Cup and came 21st out of 28 teams in the tournament. At the closing ceremony, RGHS was awarded the Guy Pinker Floating Trophy Fair Play Award given to a team that showed the best spirit and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Congratulations to the U19A team on a great tournament. Thank you to Miss Hlela and Coach Oliver for their time and expertise.

Team OpponentScore Goal Scorers
U19ASt Dominics2 – 7Kylie Henry (1) and Stella Lazarus (1) 
U19AClarendon 0 – 6
U19ASt Peters5 – 3 Anna Gray (1) and Stella Lazarus (4)
U19ASt Annes0 – 4 
U19AChisipite6 – 7Kaitlyn Doms (2), Jaime Kelly (1) and Stella Lazarus (3)
U19APretoria Girls High21 – 0 Kaitlyn Doms (1), Anna Gray (4), Kylie Henry (1),  Jaime Kelly (4), Stella Lazarus (7), Shelby Le Roux (1), Tyra Phipson (2) and Charite Strauss (1) 
U19ARand Park6 – 5Kylie Henry (1), Jaime Kelly (1), Stella Lazarus (2), Caroline Macdonald (1) and Caitlyn Reed (1) 
U19ASpringfield 4 – 0 Anna Gray (1), Jaime Kelly (1), Stella Lazarus (1) and Caroline Macdonald (1) 
U19AReddam House Helderfontein6 – 3Kylie Henry (1), Jaime Kelly (2), Stella Lazarus (3)
U19A Water Polo Team 

Non-School Sport

Surf Lifesaving

On Saturday 20 February Ellen Hodgkinson and Imani Magotsi (Grade 9s) competed in the Western Cape Stillwater Lifesaving Championships held in Strand. It was an extremely long day starting at 07:00 with the warm-up. They competed in every event and achieved some amazing results for their club, Clifton.

Their results were as follows:

  • 200m obstacles: Imani 3rd; Ellen 6th
  • 50m manikin: Ellen 3rd; Imani 7th
  • 100m manikin with fins: Ellen 3rd; Imani 4th
  • 100m lifesaver: Ellen 2nd; Imani 4th
  • 200m super lifesaver: Ellen 2nd; Imani 4th

On 26 and 27 February at the Western Cape Lifesaving Championships held at Clifton 4th beach, Ellen’s results were as follows:

  • U15 Flags – 6th
  • Double surf ski – 5th
  • Single surf ski – 5th
  • Junior surf ski relay – 3
  • Ironwoman – 6thTaplin – 4th

Figure Skating

Angel Yu (Grade 9) competed in the Western Province Figure Skating Championships on 21- 22 February in Cape Town.

She received silver in her new section, Novice for Solo and silver for her new section, Silver, for ice dance. Congratulations on these excellent results.