May dates to diarise:
- 15 May (no Friday matches) – Hockey matches vs Wynberg @ Wynberg (Away)
- 21-22 May – Derby vs Springfield @ Springfield (Cross Country, Football, Hockey and Netball) The full programme is below.
- 29 May (no Friday matches) – Hockey matches vs Paarl Gim @ Paarl Gim (Away)
SPRINGFIELD/RUSTENBURG DERBY FIXTURES @ SPRINGFIELD
|FRIDAY 21 MAY 2021|
|SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021|
|CROSS COUNTRY||ALL AGES||08h00|
|U15B Springfield vs U16C Rustenburg||09h25|
School Sport News
It was a pleasure to play our first official hockey fixtures since September 2019, on 7 and 8 May 2021 against Hoërskool Stellenberg. All games were played at RGHS, and it was wonderful to see our learners back on the hockey field. Our U14C team played our U16D team in an internal fixture. Results were as follows:
|7 May 2021||U14B||15h00 (2 x 20)||Won 4-0|
|7 May 2021||U16C||15h50 (2 x 20)||Won 2-0|
|7 May 2021||U16B||16h40 (2 x 25)||Won 3-1|
|7 May 2021||U19C||17h40 (2 x 20)||Lost 0-1|
|7 May 2021||U19B||18h30 (2 x 25)||Lost 3-6|
|8 May 2021||U14A||008h00 (4 x 12)||Won 3-2|
|8 May 2021||U16A||09h15 (4 x 13)||Lost 0-1|
|8 May 2021||U19A||10h30 (4 x 15)||Lost 1-6|
|8 May 2021||U14C v U16D||11h40 (2 x 20)||U16D won 1-0|
Juliana Barrish (Grade 11) was invited among 32 top U18 players to compete in the Junior Nationals in Bloemfontein during the holiday. The competition was strong and playing at high altitude proved to be though. After losing a close match in the first round, she fought hard in the following matches and placed 27th overall.
Juliana played great tennis and gained lots of experience. Congratulations on these results.
Six Rustenburg learners were selected to represent the Peninsula Girls’ Rowing Club at the South African Rowing Championships in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 May. Robin Day, Darcy Gliddon, Hannah Murphy, Eryn Jacobs (all Grade 9s), Alice Wannell (Grade 11) and Kirsten MacArthur (Grade 12) all spent the season training to compete against other schools and clubs and spent the holiday on a very intense camp in preparation.
Their results were outstanding:
- Kirsten: Gold in JW18 4+ (Junior woman under 18. – Four -)
- Kirsten and Alice: Silver in JW18 4x (quad) – loosing first place by 0.48 seconds to the national Zimbabwe girls crew.
- Alice: Silver in JW18 2x (double)
- Robin: Gold in JW15 1x (skull/single) and JW15 2x (double)
- Darcy: Silver in JW15 1x (skull/single)
- Hannah: Silver in JW15 2x (double)
- Eryn: Gold in JW18 4+ (four)
- Eryn, Robin, Hannah and Darcy: Bronze in JW15 4x (quad)
Robin, Darcy and Hannah were selected for the SA Junior Development Squad and competed representing the Western Cape Rowing SA team, where they placed third in their quad race.
Congratulations to all six of you on these exceptional results.