Sports News and Results 15 March 2018

Winter Sports TRIALS dates coming up:

NETBALL: 
U14: Tuesday 20-Mar 15h30-17h00
U19B: Monday 19-Mar 15h30-16h30

HOCKEY:

U14: Monday 26-Mar 15h30-17h00
U19 B & C: Monday 19-Mar 15h30-17h00

SQUASH:
All ages: Wednesday 11-Apr 15h30-17h00

HOCKEY FIXTURES FOR THE UPCOMING 2018 SEASON

HOCKEY FIXTURES 2018
Details will only be available on a weekly basis with regards to times and which teams are playing.
MONTH DATE OPPOSITION VENUE
MARCH 10 SPAR
APRIL 27-29 Champions Cup Rustenburg
27-30 NGSF
MAY 5 Reddam Reddam
12 Settlers Settlers
19 Stellenberg Rustenburg
26 Bellville Rustenburg
JUNE 2 Westerford Rustenburg
9 DFM DFM
16 Wynberg Wynberg
18 Interhouse hockey
JULY 18-22 Cape Town Festival
21 Springfield Springfield
28 St Cyprians Rustenburg
AUGUST 4 Fairmont Fairmont
Rhenish Derby 18 Rhenish Rhenish
25 BYE
SEPTEMBER 1 Herschel Rustenburg
PGSGU 7 PGSGU Wynberg
  8 PGSGU Wynberg

 

  • PRE-SEASON FITNESS & RUNNING TRAINING – Do you want to be at your best this winter season? If so, join us for 3 sessions and an optional park run to get better prepared for the upcoming Winter Sports season. Remember that conditioning and running fitness forms the basis of most team sports. All Winter Sports (Cross Country, Netball, Hockey, etc) players are welcome to join us during the holidays on 3, 4, 6 and 7 April from 08h45-10h00 on the Rustenburg School Campus at no charge to Rustenburg Girls. More details to follow! Enquiries, please email scottr@rghs.org.za
  • MAX MOUTHGUARDS will be doing an impression session at Rustenburg for your convenience. Please read all details below.
    Please go to the following link: http://www.maxmouthguards.co.za/product/rustenburg-girls-high-school/
  • Make sure you register online before placing the order. Our 2018 school/club discount price is R625.00 per MAX Mouthguard. We will only be accepting orders online where parents can pay by credit card, cash or EFT.
  • Cash transactions attract an R100.00 surcharge
  • Proof of payment must be presented at the fitting session.
  • Additional one colour spare mouth guard at a reduced price of R300.00 – option available on the website when placing an order.
  • RGHS Mouthguard Fitting Sessions
    • Session: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)

    Please let me know if there is any additional information you need?
    If you are experiencing any issues with placing an order online. Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can guide you through the process. Warm Regards, Ilzette Feyt, Sales Manager (0820766222)

SPORTS RESULTS AND NEWS

ATHLETICS

On Monday 12 March at 06:15 our Rustenburg athletes were treated to a workout presented by 2016 Olympian and track star, Dominique Scott. Dominique taught us all a number of new and very useful warm-up moves and running drills that we plan to put to good use for the upcoming Cross Country season. Dominique kept the girls busy for a solid hour and was most impressed with the girls’ level of commitment and enthusiasm with which they conducted themselves.

 

Kelly Prowse (Gr 8) participated in the Western Cape Athletics Championships in Paarl this past weekend. She represented Western Province in the U14 300m hurdles, placing 5th in the finals and only 2 seconds off the national qualifying time. Kelly also represented Western Province in the U14 high jump and received the bronze medal for her jump of 1.55m, achieving the national qualifying height.

 

 

Kelly in full flight clearing the high jump bar.

INDOOR HOCKEY

RGHS 2nd Team 3 – Westerford 2nd Team 1

The 2nd Team played their last match of the season and ended on a winning note, beating Westerford’s 3rd Team 3-1. The girls really played well and made good connecting passes, resulting in two goals scored by Rebecca Hill (Gr 11) and one by Josie Malherbe (Gr 9).

Player of the match was Maxine Harrison (Gr 12) who thoroughly deserved the recognition as a player who has spent many years playing and has gotten stronger with each season.

This team has produced it’s best results yet, winning 4 games, drawing 1 and losing 2.

 

RGHS 3rd Team 3 – Westerford 3rd Team 5

PGSGU Inter-Schools Indoor Hockey

This tournament took place on Thursday 8 March at Herschel.

Coach Andi Bernstein had the following to say:

“The RGHS Indoor girls had a great tournament. Whilst the results may not reflect this, they played with energy and enthusiasm and never gave up. Every match is a tight one and with two 1-1 draws (against Wynberg and Springfield), and two 0-1 losses (St Cyprians and Herschel), the team struggled to score enough goals to ensure a top spot.

Goal scorers of the day: Sarah Firth (1); Ashleigh Noyce (1) and Jacqui Sissons (1)

Kiara Skors was outstanding in her efforts as the reserve GK standing in for Caroline Schreiber for the last two matches, and she should be commended for this.”

SPAR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

RGHS participated in the South Zone regional Spar tournament on Saturday 10 March at Wynberg Girls’ High school.

We played 5 matches, won all 5 and scored a total of 14 goals and none against us, thus winning our pool and making it through to the finals in May at Bellville High School.

Goals scored during the morning:

  • Hannah Schaefer – 4
  • Courtney Wheeler – 3
  • Justine Crook – 3
  • Jacqueline Sissons– 2
  • Rebecca Hill, Sarah Firth – 1 each

The team had an outstanding tournament and deserve to be in the finals in May. Congratulations on an excellent start to the season.

TENNIS

Results from past weeks:

Tuesday 27 February

  • C Team  14 – St Cyprians 0
  • D Team 8 – Herschel 6
  • E Team 8 – Jan van Riebeeck 6
  • F Team 14 – Groote Schuur 0

Friday 2 March

  • A Team 10 – Herschel 4

Tuesday 6 March

  • D Team 14 – St Cyprians 0

Thursday 8 March

  • G Team 8 – Westerford 6

Friday 9 March

  • B Team 6 – Herschel 8

TOUCH RUGBY

The 1st and 2nd Touch Rugby teams represented Rustenburg at the annual Century City tournament hosted by in-2-Touch. Coach Mrs Barrett-Theron had the following to say:

“Our 2 teams were split into 3 teams of 8 players to compete against schools like Claremont High School and Norman Henshilwood High. The 2nd and 3rd teams played well but fell out in the pool stages of the tournament.

The 1st team played against Norman Henshilwood in the semi-finals and beat them 2-1. We played Spine High in the finals and when the whistle went we drew the match 1 all.  This led to playing a drop off (4 vs 4 players on the field and after 2 minutes 2 players would leave the field) in extra time.  The girls played phenomenal Touch Rugby and showed so much character.  We lost in the final and received the silver medal.  Our RGHS players were polite and showed such good sportsmanship.  We are so proud of all our players.

 

 

NON-SCHOOL SPORTS

CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

On Sunday 11 March, 6 Rustenburg Girls were privileged to ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour – commonly known as The Argus.

I call it a privilege as it truly is just that. I, too, was one of the privileged 35000 cyclists. The organisation is brilliant and the weather was fabulous. To be one of 35000 cyclists to participate is simply a ‘bucket list’ event and the following girls have ticked this box. Well done to each and every one of you.

  • Megan Phillipson (Gr 10) completed her second ride as an individual.
  • Rachel Noyce (Gr 9) completed her third ride with her Dad on a tandem.
  • Jamie Fraser (Gr 11) completed her first ride with her Dad on a tandem and suggests that she will attempt it on her own in 2019.
  • Isabella Lethbridge (Gr 9) completed her first ride as an individual with her Dad and younger sister for company.
  • Megan Davidson (Gr 11) completed her first ride as an individual with her Dad and younger brother for company.
  • Lara Rule (Gr 8) completed her first ride as an individual with her dad on the start line too.

Well done to all the parents who supported their daughter’s with their training prior to the ride and on race day.

 

SAILING

Nika du Preez (Gr 8) will be taking part in the Inter-Schools sailing regatta to be held at Imperial Yacht Club (IYC) on 24 and 25 March.  She will be sailing her Optimist in this regatta and is excited to represent RGHS at this event.

Nika will also be taking part as a team member (on a Pico) in the MAC24 hour which is to be sailed this coming weekend from Milnerton Aquatics Club (MAC).

We wish Nika all the best with her sailing endeavours.

 

MOTORCYCLE RACING

Erin Lane (Gr 11) participated at the Killarney International Raceway (Short Circuit Racing round 2) on Saturday 3 March. She won one of the 3 races of the day becoming the first women to win a race in her class in the Cape Town Short Circuit racing.

She was also second overall for the day and was crowned rider of the day. Congratulations on these brilliant results, Erin.

 

UNDERWATER HOCKEY

Kayla Currie-Gamwo (Gr 9) represented Boland Underwater Hockey at the Interprovincial tournament held in Potchefstroom (North West) from 8 – 11 March.

Her team placed 5th overall. Congratulations, Kayla.