Sports News and Results 18 July 2019

The term ahead is busy with PGSGU tournaments.

Please diarise the following dates:

  • PGSGU SQUASH – Friday 16 August @ WPCC
  • PGSGU CROSS COUNTRY – Friday 23 August @ RGHS
  • PGSGU U14, U16 & U19 NETBALL – Saturday 24 August @ RGHS
  • PGSGU U14 & U16 HOCKEY – Friday 30 August @ Wynberg Girls’ High School
  • PGSGU U16 & U19 HOCKEY – Saturday 31 August @ Wynberg Girls’ High School
  • Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August – RHENISH DERBY DAY – All HOCKEY & NETBALL Teams will be playing matches against RHENISH @ Rustenburg (times not yet finalised).
  • TWO RGHS Soccer Teams will also play matches at RGHS on the Saturday.

CURRENT SPORT NEWS

HOCKEY

The RGHS 1st Hockey Team participated in the U18 Cape Town Festival from 10-14 July.

A tournament report written by Rebecca Bysshe (Grade 12) follows:

“Our first hockey team’s favourite tournament, the U18 Cape Town International Schools’ Festival, took place this past week from Wednesday to Sunday. The tournament is held at various venues all over the city, including our own astroturf. Matches are played during school hours and often the school comes down to the Astro to support our girls playing, which is definitely a highlight of the tournament. The tournament is great because matches are played against teams from all over South Africa, and also teams from the UK, Namibia and Zimbabwe. We do not play many of these teams as they are not in our league, which is beneficial in gaining experience and developing as a team. We played our final match on Sunday, resulting in 8th place out of 24 teams. The tournament was great fun and enjoyed by all the girls”.

MATCHES vs FAIRMONT 19 and 20 JULY:

DATE DAY TIME TEAM OPPONENT VENUE
19-Jul Friday 18h45 U19A Fairmont RGHS
19-Jul Friday 16h20 U19B Fairmont RGHS
19-Jul Friday 17h20 U16A Fairmont RGHS
19-Jul Friday 15h30 U16B Fairmont RGHS
20-Jul Saturday 08h50 U16C Fairmont RGHS
20-Jul Saturday 08h00 U16D Fairmont RGHS
20-Jul Saturday 10h30 U14A Fairmont RGHS
20-Jul Saturday 11h30 U14B Fairmont RGHS
20-Jul Saturday 09h40 U14C Fairmont RGHS
DATE DAY TIME TEAM OPPONENT VENUE
20-Jul Saturday 09h00 U19C Westerford Westerford

NETBALL

We wish the RGHS 1st Netball Team and their coach all the best as they compete in the “Bellville Club Tournament” on Saturday 20 July.

Result Machiya (Grade 10) represented the U16 Doves CTHSN (Cape Town High School Netball) team in Wellington during the holidays from 4-6 July. The team placed 4th overall.

Result in action as the team’s Wing Defense.

SWIMMING

Jenna Renecle (Grade 8) qualified to swim in two galas during the school holidays:

  • The Cape Town Aquatics Short Course Championships where she was placed as follows:

 1st – 100m Breaststroke

2nd – 100m Freestyle

2nd – 200m Individual Medley

  • The Western Cape Aquatics Short Course Championships where she swam in the following events: 400m, 200m, 100m and 50m Freestyle; 200m and 100m Breaststroke.

Congratulations on these excellent results, Jenna.

HORSE RIDING

Arwen Dumbrill (Grade 9) and her equestrian partner, Vaderlandsche SportSch,  won the Junior EM 2019 Dressage South Africa National challenge. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement.

DANCING

A rising star, Bella Francisco (Grade 8), is an avid dancer, particularly Scottish dancing (Highland Fling, Sword Dance, Sean Tribbeus, Reel, Scottish Lilt, Flora McDonald, Sailors Hornpipe, Irish Jig).  In 2018, Bella represented Western Province at the Inter-provincials in Johannesburg.  The Inter-provincials only happen every 2 years. 

In June 2019 (being a non-inter-provincial year) they held the most important competition of the year in the Western Cape called the HDA (Highland Dancing Association). Bella won all the trophies for her category (Intermediate) in both the sections on offer, the Highland trophy and the National trophy. Bella won six medals. She also came 2nd for the Presentation Shield. This is chosen by judges and given to a dancer in any category that they think presented their dances the best.

Congratulations to Bella on these brilliant achievements and on her commitment to the many hours of training required to reach this level. Rustenburg is very proud of you.

ROWING

Following their achievements this past season, Amber Wilson and Morgan Prins (both Grade 12s) were awarded Western Province colours for rowing.

Amber Wilson and Morgan Prins

RUGBY – BALL GIRLS

On Saturday Jodi Bouman-Hughes (Grade 9) and Jade Lawson (Grade 12) were on duty at DHL Newlands for the DHL Western Province vs Blue Bulls game. 

Jodi was a ball girl while Jade was on water duties for the match referee.

Jodie and Jade in their respective match day kit.