Sports News and Results 21 April 2017

Welcome to Term 2 and the start of a very busy sports season.

  • The Winter Sports fixtures are on the RGHS website.
  • Good luck to our 1st Hockey team playing in the SPAR Tournament on Sunday 23 April @ Pinelands High School.
  • Please remember to share your daughter’s sporting achievements with us in the Sports Office via email. (All weekend results must be submitted by 12 noon on the following Tuesday in order to make the weekly newsletter that will be published on Thursdays in future).

The National Girls’ School teams depart for Pretoria on Thursday 27 April. RGHS is sending a Netball, Tennis, Golf and Debating team. The full list is below:

Aviella Abrahams Jordan Cox Ayla Figueira
Katia da Silva Valente Justine Crook Kayla Johnson
Kristina Semmelink Josie Knutsen Tristan Jones
Mikayla Shaw Emily Malherbe Amber Jossie
Jade Smith Ashley Noyce Chloe Kruger
Sarah Murashiki
GOLF Eugenia Twumasi
Tyla Humby Alida van der Merwe
Megan Tromp Sarah Virgin
Meg Wilson





Day Date Venue
Wed 03-May Rondebosch
Wed 10-May Muizenberg
Wed 17-May Elfindale
Wed 24-May Pinelands
Friday 02-Jun SACS




Two Grade 12 girls, Nureen Mahmood (2h52.48) and Nuhaa Francis (3h19.52) successfully completed their 3rd 21km and we are extremely proud of them.

Josephine Trope (Gr 8) successfully completed the 12km trail race in a very good time of 1h33.14.

Some staff news: Mrs Linda Mallon completed her 17th full 56km marathon (6:58.48); Mr Myles Siebrits completed his 11th (2h21.48) 21km and Mrs Renée Scott (1h39.57) also successfully completed the 21km.

Congratulations to all of you!



Congratulations to Hannah Elvidge (Gr 9) who has been selected to represent Western Province at the Western Cape Biathle/Triathle Champs and the UIPM Biathle-Triathle National Tour to be held in Mossel Bay on 22 & 23 April 2017.

At the Western Cape Lazer Run Champs, Hannah placed 3rd. She is going to represent the Western Cape at SA Nationals at the end of April.

At the SA Biathlon Champs, held in Paarl, while representing the Western Cape/Western Province, Hannah placed 9th. Congratulations and good luck with all your upcoming events.



Results of the U14 Somerset College Hockey tournament played from Friday 31 March to Monday 3 April 2017:

14:30 Rustenburg Springfield RGHS lost 0-3
8:20 Parel Vallei G Rustenburg RGHS lost 0-2
14:10 Somcol Girls Rustenburg RGHS lost 1-3
10:00 Bloemhof Rustenburg RGHS drew 1-1
9:10 Rustenburg Paarl Gim G RGHS lost 1-5
12:30 Rhenish Rustenburg RGHS won 1-0


Results of a very successful U16 ASICS Champions Cup Netball and Hockey Tournament hosted by RGHS from Wednesday 5 – Friday 7 April:

Netball results:

  • 1st Reddam
  • 2nd Wynberg
  • 3rd Rustenburg
  • 4th Rhenish
  • 5th Westerford
  • 6th Springfield
  • 7th Norman Henshilwood
  • 8th St Anne’s
  • 9th Oakhill


Hockey results:

  • 1st Rhenish
  • 2nd Rustenburg
  • 3rd Pearson
  • 4th Reddam
  • 5th & 6th Wynberg & Westerford
  • 7th & 8th Oakhill & WISEUP
  • 9th Settlers
  • 10th Norman Henshilwood


RGHS U19 Fairmont Hockey Tournament report (5-8 April)

Venues:  Fairmont, Durbanville, Stellenberg, Curro Durbanville

A full report from Coach, Andi Bernstein:

Wed 5 April

Vs Kingsridge 0-0

A tough match to start with – we held possession for long periods of time which was very encouraging but we never seemed to break the advantage line and score goals.

Vs Victoria Park  2-0

Goal scorers: Sharna Naidoo, Jacky Sissons

In a match where we held the advantage for at least 80% of the time and created goal scoring opportunities, we only managed to score two goals in the second half of the match. Both of these were from field goals. We need to learn to go forward more and not turn out backwards all the time.


Thurs 6 April

Vs Settlers  5-0

Goal scorers: Brittany Gouws; Jacky Sissons; Rebecca Bysche; Rebecca Hill; Courtney Wheeler

We did well against a team that was always going to put numbers behind the ball, making it very congested in the circle and thus harder to score. We created plenty of goal scoring opportunities with 5 penalty corners and scoring from 2 of them, with the other 3 goals coming from field goals.

Vs Fairmont Invitation 12-0

Goal scorers: Brittany Gouws (3); Sharna Naidoo (2); Rebecca Byssche (3); Jacky Sissons; Rebecca Hill (2); Courtney Wheeler

In a match against a much weaker opposition, we still did not take our opportunities to score more goals. The girls were tired and it showed on the field by making silly errors and having a lack of discipline with regards to the team structure. Even though it was a high scoring game, we did not play that well.


Fri 7 April

Vs Parel Vallei 0-3

This was a fast match where RGHS was not able to maintain possession and the Parel Vallei girls were stronger and quicker to the ball. We struggled to keep the ball when we had it, thus resulting in giving away penalty corners and allowing Parel Vallei to score.

Vs Kloof 2-0

Goal scorers: Brittany Gouws and Sharna Naidoo.

In our playoff match for 5th-8th position, we played so much better and did not hold onto the ball, thus resulting in scoring opportunities to arise. We only had 2 penalty corners and managed to score from one of them (Brittany). The other goal scored by Sharna was a field goal.


Sat 8 April

Vs Wynberg 0-0 and won 4-2 on showdowns

This was always going to be a tough game with both RGHS and Wynberg showing fatigue in the heat. It was a scrappy affair with no goals at the end of full time, resulting in a show down competition in which Caroline Schreiber was outstanding, showing why she is one of the best goal keepers in Cape Town.

This win ensured that we placed 5th out of 24 teams!

Well done to all the girls for a great effort so early in the season.