Sports News and Results 16 January 2017

  • Gary Kirsten Presentation – Save the date: On Tuesday, 31 January, SA cricketing great, Gary Kirsten, will be addressing our parents and coaches in the Kemp Hall. Details to follow shortly.
  • A revised RGHS Sports policy is available here. Please familiarise yourselves with this.
  • The fixtures for all Indoor Hockey, Tennis and Water Polo matches are also on the website.
  • A reminder please to send through any sports news or achievements to the sports office so that we can acknowledge our sports girls.

Photo left: Kayleigh Beattie; Zoë Naude and Adwoa Danso showing off their finals lanyards and numbers at the “School of Speed” event at Greenpoint stadium.

 

NEWS & RESULTS:

INDOOR HOCKEY

Our A and B teams played matches against Westerford. Our 1st team lost narrowly 0-1 and our 2nd team lost 0-5.

Coach Andi says: “The results are disappointing, but that is largely due to the fact that players held on to the ball too long and being individualistic resulted in few opportunities. But, there is huge room for improvement so that is the positive going forward into the new week”.

Ashleigh Noyce (Gr 10) and Courtney Wheeler (Gr 11) were singled out as the star players of the evening.

 

SWIMMING – Open Water Swimming opportunity

We would like as many girls as possible to enter the CAPE MILE OPEN WATER SWIM on Sunday, 19 February. Please enter by visiting http://www.stillwatersports.com/news/sanlam-cape-mile-entries-open/. In order to prepare our swimmers for this Open Water Swimming event we are offering a free swimming lesson in the RGHS pool from 10h00-11h00 every Saturday leading up to the event, starting on Saturday 28 January. Ms Williams will teach you all the tricks necessary for Open Water Swimming as well as help you with your fitness programme. If you are interested, please pop into the sports office before the end of next week to sign up.

 

NON SCHOOL SPORT:

ATHLETICS

Eight RGHS girls represented our school at the “School of Speed” event that took place at Greenpoint Stadium on Wednesday 18 January. The event was exceptionally well organised and our girls learnt a huge amount in the space of a few hours. The events offered were the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m. Starting blocks were compulsory for the 100, 200 and 400 for which there were heats and finals. The 800m events were straight finals. Our girls did extremely well, with two girls making it through to the 400m final, 3 ran in the 800m final and 3 girls made it through to the 100m finals. Well done to all of you for putting yourselves on the line. Thank you to the parents for their support.

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The 8 RGHS athletes from left to right:

Back row: Rafiqua Anwar; Zoë Naude (both Gr 12); Adwoa Danso; Kayleigh Beattie (both Gr 11)

Front row: Emma Nicholas (Gr 8); Megan Phillipson; Hannah Elvidge; Laya Gersowsky (all Gr 9)

 

GOLF

If your daughter is interested in learning the game of golf, please ask her to pop in to the sports office before the end of next week. We have been offered free golf lessons and would like to extend this offer to our pupils.

 

TRIATHLON

On the weekend of 11 and 12 February, the ITU series returns to Cape Town. RGHS has been asked to provide some teams with swimmers who would be willing to swim the first leg of 500m, as part of a team. If you are willing, at no cost, to be a part of this International sporting event, please see Mrs Scott in the Sports Office as soon as possible. A number of our girls participated last year and had a huge amount of fun. Their event would be on Sunday, 12 February.