Sports News and Results 23 January 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to receive advice on HOW BEST TO SUPPORT YOUR DAUGHTER on and off the sports field. Hear from SA cricketing legend Gary Kirsten in person @ RGHS in the Kemp Hall on Tuesday 31 January. This talk is only for parents and coaches, not for pupils please.

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Gary will talk to us from 18:45 in the Kemp Hall.

Chicken prego rolls and other goodies will be available for purchase from 18:00. Come and join us for a light supper before the talk.

  • A revised RGHS Sports policy is on our website – please familiarise yourselves with this
  • A reminder to please send through any sports news or achievements to the Sports office so that we can acknowledge our sports girls.
  • Water Polo matches vs Pinelands will not take place on Friday 3 February as per the schedule as Pinelands have withdrawn from the league.

 

NEWS & RESULTS:

 

INDOOR HOCKEY

Our A and B teams played matches against St Cyprians on Wednesday 25 January @ St Cyprians.

2nds vs St Cyprians 2nds: RGHS lost 1-3

Coach Andi says: “A much better individual performance from everyone, especially the grade 9’s who are getting stronger and developing an understanding from the game. We need to work on: clearing off the goalkeepers pads, creating more width and space at the back; getting closer to the ball carrier so as to assert more pressure; getting flatter in the tackle and protecting our feet; ensuring that our passes are flat at all times”.

Scorer: Ashleigh Noyce (Penalty stroke)

Man of the match: Ashleigh Noyce

 

1sts vs St Cyprians 1sts: RGHS won 3-0

 

Coach Andi says: “A huge improvement on last week and an effort was made to work on the skills and tactical play that we focused on in training. The team showed much more urgency in going forward which resulted in more circle entries and shots at goal”.

Goals scorers: Brittany Gouws (penalty corner); Sarah Firth (field goal) and Courtney Wheeler (field goal)

 

SWIMMING

We are very proud to announce that Erin Hartzenberg (Gr 10) has been selected by Swimming South Africa (SSA) to swim at the CANA ZONE IV Championships to be held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 16-19 February. She will be swimming in the 15-16 age category. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement, Erin.

SWIMMING – Open water swimming

On Sunday 22 January Caylan Bromley (Gr 12) participated in the 2.5km AROUND THE ROCKS open water swim at Big Bay. Congratulations on surviving the very cold temperatures and placing 11th overall (unofficial) and 3rd lady (unofficial) in a field of over 200 swimmers.

 

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, tomorrow. Ms Williams will teach you all the tricks necessary for open water swimming as well as prepare you with your fitness. If you are interested either write your name up with Mrs Scott in the Sports office or just arrive on Saturday.

 

TENNIS

Results of matches played 16 – 20 January

  • A Team lost 6-8 vs Springfield
  • C Team won 8-0 vs Springfield
  • D Team won 14-0 vs Norman Henshilwood
  • E Team lost 8-6 vs Jan van Riebeeck
  • F Team won 10-4 vs Norman Henshilwood

 

WATER POLO

Results of matches played against Herschel on Friday 20 January:

  • U14A lost 0-9
  • U14B lost 1-14
  • U16A lost 1-11
  • U16B won 7-4
  • U19A lost 0-17
  • U 19B lost 0-8

Congratulations to our U16B team for getting us a win. So proud of all of you for getting out there and giving it your all. In particular, well done to our U14 teams. For some, it was their very first Water Polo match ever. Well done.

On Tuesday 25 January our U16A team beat the Reddam U15A team by 3 goals to 1. Well done on this very strong performance.

 

NON SCHOOL SPORT:

BIATHLE (Run-Swim-Run)

On Friday 20 January, Rustenburg had 5 girls who participated in the 1st of a 6-series biathle series that is hosted on the Rustenburg campus.

Hannah Elvidge, Megan Phillipson; Rebecca Vosloo (Gr 9) and Jade Lawson (Gr 10) all competed in the U17 section where they are required to complete a 1200m run; 200m swim; 1200m run continuously. They finished in positions 1, 2, 3 and 5 respectively. Hannah’s time was 12:46.91.

Caylan Bromley (Gr 12) competed in the U19 section completing the 1600m run; 200m swim; 1600m run in 1st place. Caylan’s time was 16:06.31. Congratulations to all 5 of you on your excellent results.

The second biathle takes place this Friday from 5pm. Please pop in to the Sports office for more details if you are interested in taking part.

 

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 then 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. Your event would be on Sunday 12 February.