Sports News and Results 13 February 2017

  • Good luck to those swimmers who are tackling the Cape Mile on Sunday.
  • U19A and B Netball trials will take place on Saturday 25 February from 16:00-18:00. If you wish to be considered for selection, please write your name on the list outside the staffroom.
  • A reminder to send through any sports news or achievements to the Sports Office so that we can acknowledge our Sports girls.

 

NEWS & RESULTS:

CRICKET

Alida van der Merwe (Gr 10) has been selected to represent an Invitational XI to play the touring PRO COACH YORKSHIRE team (UK) in a T20 match on Wednesday 22 February 2017.  This match will be played at the WALLY WILSON OVAL, WPCC – Ave de Mist, Rondebosch starting at 15:00. We are very proud of your selection, Alida, and wish you all the best for the match.

 

INDOOR HOCKEY

Match report vs WGHS Wednesday 8 February

2nd team: Lost 0-4

“The team showed great promise and we had quite a few shots at goal, which shows improvement from the last couple of matches. We need to get physically stronger when carrying the ball under pressure, in order to keep it for longer periods of time” – Coach Andi

Player of the match: Ashleigh Noyce

1st team: Won 3-1

“We started slowly and were a goal down after the first 10 minutes. The girls settled down and played a great attacking game to score 3 goals without reply, and won the match 3-1” – Coach Andi

Goals scorers: Casey Wheeler (PC), Jacky Sissons (PC) and Courtney Wheeler (field goal).

Player of the match: Cara Whittal

 

Match report vs Herschel Wednesday 15 February

2nd team: Lost 1-7

“The score line is not a true reflection on how well the girls played. We let ourselves down in our marking of players moving off the ball, but have shown huge improvement in learning to be more patient going forward and keeping the ball under pressure. Our goal was scored by Ashleigh Noyce from a Penalty Corner” – Coach Andi.

Player of the match: Shared between Kiara Skors in goal, and Courtney Petersen who had a great game at left back.

1st team: Lost 1-3

“After being 1-0 up for quite a long period of time, we lost 1-3. Whilst this result is disappointing, we need to learn to adjust quickly to the pace of the game and not be so hard on ourselves and our teammates when things don’t go according to plan” – Coach Andi

Player of the Match: Brittany Gouws – who also scored the only goal.

 

SWIMMING

On Thursday 9 February, RGHS A and B teams took part in the gala hosted by Wynberg Boys’ High School.

The Rustenburg A team won the gala with 112 points, followed by St Cyprians A with 101 points and our B team placed 3rd with 92 points. The Rustenburg cheerleaders and supporters turned out in their numbers and created a wonderful atmosphere for all swimmers and spectators. Thank you to Mrs Behne for managing the RGHS swimming teams.

 

TENNIS

Results of matches played 6 – 10 February:

  • B Team lost 4-10 vs St Cyprians
  • F Team won 8-6 vs Westerford

 

TOUCH RUGBY

Results from Friday 10 February:

  • All 4 of our RGHS teams played, we won 2 & lost 2.
  • RGHS 1 beat Norman Henshilwood 1 14-0
  • RGHS 2 beat Voortrekker High 1        10 -1
  • RGHS 3 lost 1-3 to Claremont 1 but played really well considering it was their 1st team
  • RGHS 4 also had a good match but lost 1-2 against Voortrekker High 2

 

Our try scorers were:

Alex de Meuter; Mushira Obaray; Skye Williams; Yasmin Sayed; Rachel van Greunen; Erryn Morrison; Bianca Ravell; Jade Lawson; Nishaat Hendricks; Azraa Rawoot; Britney Price; Zoë Naude and Sarah Virgin

 

WATER POLO

A very busy weekend of Water Polo was enjoyed by many of our players. The U14 team, made up of 12 Grade 8 girls, participated in the annual Dave Pitcairn tournament that is hosted by Reddam. Our girls were placed 10th out of 14 teams. Although this was not the result they were looking for, the team had fun, learnt a huge amount and are more determined than ever to continue working hard in order to enjoy improved results in the future. Thank you to the coaches and parents for all the time and energy they invested in the girls this past weekend.

Front (left to right): Danielle Sabor; Saskia Gussenhoven; Luleila Oosthuysen.

Back row (left to right): Taura Benning; Abbey Hatton; Holly van Hoogstraten; Sage Canter; Amy Worthington; Jaryd Stewart; Kinah van der Merwe; Hannah Hillman; Chloe Sampson.

 

Our U19A and U16A Water Polo girls flew to Port Elizabeth on Thursday 9 February to participate in the Alex Road tournament. In the words of the Principal of Alex Road High School, the emphasis of this tournament is on ‘healthy competition, team spirit and fun’.  All 20 of the RGHS players got a large dose of each of those aspects!

Our U19A team won 3 matches, lost 4 matches and drew 1 match. Our U16A team won 7 matches and lost 2 matches.

A huge thank you to: BuildIt; Havianas and B&D for contributions to the tour kit.

Thank you to the parents of our players and our two coaches, Ms Goble and Devon Card for their invaluable support. Thank you to Mr Marneweck for his time and weekend spent in PE with the girls.

 

NON-SCHOOL SPORT:

TRIATHLON

Caylan Bromley (Gr 12) has been selected to represent Western Province in the South African Triathlon Championships to be held in Bloemfontein on 19 March 2017. This is such wonderful news. We are very proud of Caylan and wish her all the best with her training and racing in the weeks leading up to these Championships.

On Saturday 10 February a number of girls took part in the Discovery World Triathlon in Cape Town. Rebecca Vosloo (Gr 9); Erin Hartzenberg (Gr 10) and Rebecca Behne (Gr 11) all completed the 500m swim section in 3 different teams.

Grade 9 students, Hannah Elvidge (swimmer); Megan Phillipson (cyclist – 20km); Laya Gersowsky (runner – 5km)  completed the team event in 1:09.21.

Caylan Bromley (Gr 12) competed as an individual and completed the sprint distance course in 1:10.48 and placed 8th in the 16-18 age category.

Back (left to right): Rebecca Vosloo; Hannah Elvidge; Erin Hartzenberg; Caylan Bromley; Rebecca Behne; Coach Viv Williams

Front: Megan Phillipson and Laya Gersowsky