Sports News and Results 12 May 2022

It is wonderful to have our learners, who observed the month of Ramadan and celebrated Eid, back on the sports fields this week. The sessions are back to full strength and it appears that the learners are pleased to be exercising with their peers again.

We have finalised our Winter Sports Captains:


  • Captain: Kensani Hlatshwayo
  • Vice-captain: Kayla Ross


  • Captain: Micaela Ceruti
  • Vice-captain: Nina von der Heyden


  • Captain: Charite Strauss
  • Vice-captain: Result Machiya


  • Captain: Amy Basson
  • Vice-captain: Lara Pienaar

Congratulations to all eight of you and good luck with your respective seasons.

School Sports

Cross Country – Trail Challenge

Due to the lack of Cross Country races, we have introduced the “Trail Challenge” that takes place every Wednesday afternoon. Runners are encouraged to test their speed over two loops of the 1.2km trail. A ladder has been set up with the top times for this 2.4km route.

At the moment, the top 3 spots on the ladder are as follows:

  • 1. Skye Micklethwaite (Grade 10) 10:49
  • 2. Kayla Ross (Grade 12) 11:19
  • 3. Ella Dunbar (Grade 11) 12:13


Hockey Report vs Bellville High School

The first league matches of 2022 were played on Saturday 7 May against Bellville High School. Bellville hosted our U14A, U16A, U19A and U19B teams, while the U14B, U16B and U19C played their fixtures at Rustenburg.

School league hockey has not been the same without spectators, and it was wonderful to hear the voices of parents, siblings and friends cheering us on from the sidelines. Congratulations to all the teams and coaches on a great set of results. A great way to start the season.

U14ABellville U14ARGHS lost 0-1 
U14BBellville U14BRGHS won 2-1Scarlett Gallacher & Georgia Gordon
U16ABellville U16ARGHS won 3-0Tamsin de Villiers x 2 & Christy Augustine
U16BBellville U16BRGHs won 7-0Robyn White x 2, Othandwayo Melani, Zoe Bailey, Sophia Webster, Loren-Kate Dicks & Caitlyn Walter
U19ABellville U19ARGHS won 4-0Lucy Kane x 2, Jodie Blows & Lisa Penney
U19BBellville U19BRGHS won 2-0Erin Chase & Emily Gray
U19CBellville U19CRGHS won 2-0Kate Biggs & Robyn Gordon

Congratulations to Micaela Ceruti (Grade 12) and Jodie Blows (Grade 11) who reached the milestone of 25 caps for the U19A team. The pair have already made 18 appearances for the U19A team in 2022.


Results from league matches played on Monday 9 May.

Monday 9 MayA Team at Villager vs Herschel
RGHS PLAYERResultGamesPoints
1. Tara Neville-SmylyWon3-11
2. Amy BassonWon3-11
3. Isla BarbourWon3-21
4. Emma PhillipsonLost1-30
+2 bonus points for a win10-7Win 12-7
Monday 9 MayB Team at Westerford vs Westerford B’s
1. Lara PienaarLost0-30
2. Morgan HunterWon3-01
3. Debra RossouwWon3-01
4. Hannah van RensburgWon3-21
+2 bonus points for a win9-5Win 11-5

Special mention must go to Morgan Hunter (Grade 9) for playing a really strong, consistent game; and to Hannah Van Rensburg (Grade 8) for making an epic comeback to win her game 3-2.

Non-School Sport

Deepsea Angling

Karla Rautmann (Grade 11) and her fellow U19 SADSAA teammates, Jan Harm du Plessis and Divan Burger won the SADSAA Senior Bottom Fish Nationals in East London, held from 26 April to 1 May.  They were the only junior team at the competition.  Karla, at age 17, was the youngest angler at the competition followed by her teammates being 18 and 19 years respectively.  They beat 16 other teams to grab top honours and the gold medal.  Karla also achieved the top Ladies position and ended up 13th overall out of 51 anglers. This is a tremendous achievement and one we are incredibly proud of!

Figure Skating

On 9 and 10 May Angel Yu (Grade 9) participated in the 25th South African National Figure Skating Championships at the Grandwest Ice Skating Arena where she placed 4th in the Novice Section. Congratulations on this fine achievement.


Ellen Hodgkinson (Grade 9) entered her first open ocean surfski paddle event, Precient Freedom Paddle, which was held on 27 April. The long course went from Granger Bay round Robben Island and back. This year, they also had the inaugural short course of 8kms along the coast from Granger Bay towards Clifton and back to grow the junior participation in this sport.

Ellen won the short course Senior Open Women double ski, together with her partner who is also from Clifton Surf Lifesaving Club in a time of 52:37. They came a close second in doubles overall, behind mixed pair and one of whom was an Olympian K1 paddler.

The future looks bright for Ellen. Congratulations!