Sports News and Results 11 September 2017

Hockey – The RGHS Holland Touring Team will be playing a practice match @ RGHS against Wynberg Girls’ High on Wed 20 September at 16h00.

Hockey 2018 – Touring Team trials will take place on Thursday 21 September from 15h30 until 17h00. The 1st Hockey Team will be travelling to East London from 27-30 April in 2018 to participate in the National Girls’ Schools’ Festival.

Road RunningMs Mallon will be running her 100th marathon on Sunday as she competes in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. We wish her a fabulous run as she accomplishes this incredible milestone. I will also be joining her for my first marathon in a decade. I’m sure there are also many parents and girls who will be involved in many of the races on offer this weekend. Please share your achievements with us – Ms Scott.

Parkrun – The number of RGHS girls who are now registered for parkruns across Cape Town is increasing every week. To find out more about this free community based movement please visit My husband and I are the Event Directors at the Constantia Greenbelt parkrun and are enjoying welcoming new RGHS runners every week. I can highly recommend this activity to all our girls. The 5km distance can be part-run and part-walked and is suitable for the whole family.

  • Please remember to share your daughter’s sporting achievements with us in the Sports Office via email. (All weekend results must be submitted by 12 noon on the Tuesday preceding the Thursday on which the weekly newsletter will be published).




PGSGU Inter-schools Cross Country – Friday 8 September

For the second year in a row Rustenburg hosted the PGSGU Inter-schools Cross Country. This year we invited the Junior Schools to join us, so it was a much bigger and better affair. We were fortunate to get Adidas on board to sponsor prizes to the first three placings in each age-group as well as some bigger spot prizes. Adidas also assisted us by branding the route.

The Seniors all ran a 2 x 2km route so it was spectator friendly as well as being fairly challenging. The route took in the grass fields, the dirt roads, Rygersdal Soccer fields, the bricked paths, the front meadow and then the tarred road to lead them back to the fields to repeat the lap.

It was wonderful to see so many parents supporting the runners on the day as well as having so many runners visit our beautiful campus. In the Senior School competition we had a total of 130 runners complete the course.

The RGHS individual runners that got top 5 positions were:

  • U14: Rachel Noyce (2nd); Talitha Delpierre (3rd); Lara Rule (4th); Isabella Lethbridge (5th)
  • U15: Hannah Elvidge (2nd); Megan Phillipson (3rd); Laya Gersowsky (5th)
  • U16: Kate Lodwick (5th)
  • U17: Rebecca Behne (2nd); Emily Hobson (3rd); Justine Crook-Mansour (4th)


The results were as follows:

AGE-GROUPS Herschel Rustenburg Springfield St Cyprians Wynberg
Under 14 6 8 0 4 2
Under 15 8 10 2 6 4
Under 16 4 8 2 10 6
Under 17 8 10 4 6 2
Under 19 10 4 6 8 2
Total Points 36 40 14 34 16
Final Positions 2 1 5 3 4

It is the first time in 20 years that Rustenburg have won the trophy. Thanks must go to Ms Behne, the teacher-in-charge, who does an excellent job with the girls, following up on injuries and illness and motivating the runners to participate in the league races. Thanks also to my assistant coach, Ms Williams who is so professional with her approach and coaching skills and techniques. She is the tough one and is proof that hard work really does pay off. I am thrilled with these results as I truly believed that with consistent effort we could lift this trophy in the future. Well, the future came a lot sooner than I had predicted. Well done to all our runners!



“On Saturday 9 September, the U16A Hockey Team ended off the season on a high note by winning the PGSGU tournament. The girls showed dedication throughout the day and fought to the last match where we managed to score more goals than Wynberg which placed us first. All the hard work, sweat and tears throughout the season has paid off. We also managed to end in the top 3 in the league as we won 8 out of the 11 games played. This was definitely a season for the books for the U16A hockey team. Thank you to all the parents for their sacrifices and support next to the field every Saturday. We could not have done it without you” – Coach Viljoen.


U14 Herschel Rustenburg Springfield St Cyps Wynberg GF GA PTS POS
Herschel 1 0 3 3 6 2 7 2
scores 0-0 0-1 4-0 2-1
Rustenburg 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 3
scores 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Springfield 3 1 3 3 5 0 10 1
scores 1-0 0-0 2-0 2-0
St Cyps 0 1 0 3 1 6 4 4
scores 0-4 0-0 0-2 1-0
Wynberg 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 5
scores 1-2 0-0 0-2 0-1



It has been an exciting end to the U19 Netball season. Our 1st Team won their league this season and went through to play at the Cape Town High School’s Netball Finals on Saturday 9 September. We beat Durbanville 13-5 and were crowned Western Province First League Champions. Congratulations to the team and their coach Vanes-Mari du Toit on their hard work and dedication this season.




Amy Rice (Gr 10) has been selected to represent the Western Cape at the 2017 National Gym Games for level 6 WAG. She is a member of the Western Cape Team but unfortunately missed out on colours.
We wish Amy all the best as she competes at the National Championships in the first week of October.

BIATHLE (Continuous run-swim-run)

Biathle training clinics are being offered during the October School holidays, catering for all age-groups and both boys and girls.

VENUE: RUSTENBURG GHS, Rondebosch. Thu 5 and Fri 6 October:

  • Ages 8-11 Time: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Ages 12-18+ Time: 14:00-16:00

Please note that numbers are limited. Bookings are essential

Contact Coach Viv: or visit the Sports Office for more details.



There is a Junior Rugby Referees Course being offered on 27 and 28 September. Should your daughter wish to participate and complete the course there will also be opportunities for her to be a ball girl at rugby matches at Newlands.

If interested, please collect an application form from the Sports Office.