Sports News and Results 26 June 2017

Good luck to all our Hockey players and staff who are involved in National tournaments being held during the July holidays.

Good luck to all girls who will be competing/participating in any sports event during the holidays. Whether it is a National event, a fun event or even a park run; be safe out there, and give it your best! Please share your stories with us on your return to school in Term 3.


On Monday 26 June the STAFF vs MATRICS Netball match took place. This event has become a tradition and was the curtain-raiser match to the Inter-House Hockey and Netball tournament. This event is always popular with the girls, as they love to see the staff in action. The Staff Team legitimately won the match 10-7.

Inter-House Netball results:

1st Michiel Vos                   9 points (goal difference 10)

2nd Bleby                            9 points (goal difference -6)

3rd Cambridge                   7 points

4th Innes                             4 points

5th Marchand                     0 points


Inter-House Hockey results:

1st Marchand               12 points

2nd Cambridge             9 points

3rd Innes                       4 points

4th Michiel Vos            3 points

5th Bleby                        1 points


Inter-House Cross Country results:

The Inter-House Cross Country races took place on Thursday 29 June.

We welcomed 28 runners from our Junior school from U10 to U14. There was some excellent competition and the results of our top runners are as follows:

Name Grade Time
1 Hannah Elvidge Gr 9 12.04
2 Megan Phillipson Gr 9 12.18
3 Laya Gersowsky Gr 9 12:40
4 Rachel Noyce Gr 8 12:55
5 Emily Hobson Gr 11 13:12
6 Rebecca Behne Gr 11 13:15
7 Isabella Lethbridge Gr 8 13:16
8 Talitha Delpierre Gr 8 13:20
9 Caylan Bromley Gr 12 13:49
10 Kayla Henry Gr 9 13:51
11 Justine Crook Mansour Gr 11 13:52
12 Lara Rule Gr 8 13:55


Sports Results and more…


Cross Country fixtures continue on Wednesday 26 July. This league fixture will be hosted by Wynberg Boys’ High School. Zonal Champs are at Milnerton on Wednesday 2 August.

In Term 3, RGHS will be hosting the Interschools Cross Country event on Friday 8 September. We are wanting to enter our best runners and are hoping that runners will continue to train throughout the holidays. I have written a running programme to guide runners for the three weeks (1-23 July) as to what they should be doing in order to maintain their fitness. This programme is available to any RGHS girl who is interested. A copy can be collected from the Sports Office from Wednesday 28 June.



Results from matches played against DSG and Stellenberg on 23 and 24 June:

DATE DAY TEAM Result Score
23-Jun FRIDAY U19A Lost 0-1 vs DSG
Matches vs Stellenberg
24-Jun SAT U19A Won 2-0
23-Jun FRI U19B Lost 1-3
23-Jun FRI U19C Lost 0-1
24-Jun SAT U16A Won 2-0
24-Jun SAT U16B Won 1-0
24-Jun SAT U16C Lost 0-1
24-Jun SAT U16D Drew 1-1
24-Jun SAT U14A Lost 1-4
24-Jun SAT U14B Drew 1-1


Match reports:

RGHS 1st Team vs DSG 

Score: 0-1

Fri 23 June –  “This was a great match against tough opponents. We showed an improved performance but narrowly lost 0-1 to a goal scored quite late in the match. The team looked settled and played a great passing game. The DSG coach was very complimentary about how well we played with structure and poise’ – Coach Andi


Score: 2-0

Sat 24 June – “The girls continued to play in the same manner as they did on Friday, which resulted in us keeping the ball for long periods of time. We were able to win 5 penalty corners from which we scored twice through Brittany Gouws and Kelly Van Vlaanderen. A great result in a tight match’ – Coach Andi



There are many Hockey matches that will be played in Term 3. In particular, the first week of the term, 25-29 July, is very busy. Please diarise the following:

U19A will be participating in the Cape Town Hockey Festival. Fortunately, all their pool matches will be played at Rustenburg:

26-Jul Wednesday 08h00 U19A Windhoek Gim RGHS
26-Jul Wednesday 11h30 U19A Durbanville RGHS
27-Jul Thursday 08h00 U19A Rhenish RGHS
27-Jul Thursday 11h30 U19A DF Malan RGHS
28-Jul Friday 11h30 U19A SPUR WP Invitational RGHS
30-Jul Sunday Play-offs CT festival tbc


On Friday 28 July most of our teams will be playing league matches vs Herschel as follows:

02-Aug Wednesday 18h30 U19A Herschel Herschel
28-Jul Friday 19h30 U19B Herschel Herschel
28-Jul Friday 15h50 U19C Herschel Herschel
28-Jul Friday 18h30 U16A Herschel Herschel
28-Jul Friday 16h40 U16B Herschel Herschel
28-Jul Friday 16h00 U16C Herschel RGHS
28-Jul Friday 15h10 U16D Herschel RGHS
28-Jul Friday 17h30 U14A Herschel Herschel
28-Jul Friday 15h00 U14B Herschel Herschel
U14C No Match


On Saturday 29 July a number of our team will be playing matches against Wynberg as follows:

29-Jul Sat 09h00 U19B Wynberg Wynberg 2
29-Jul Sat 08h00 U19C Wynberg Wynberg 2
29-Jul Sat 10h00 U16C Wynberg Wynberg 2
29-Jul Sat 11h00 U16D Wynberg Wynberg 2
29-Jul Sat 08h00 U14C Wynberg Beginners RGHS




Three Rustenburg girls took part in the first race of the SPUR Mountain Bike Trail Series held in Somerset West at the Southey Vines Mountain Bike trail park on Sunday 25 June.

Saskia van der Merwe (Gr 12) placed 4th with a time of 26m23s; Chloë Parker (Gr 11) placed 7th with 31m46s and Rebecca Behne (Gr 11) placed 9th with 42m25s. The girls all thoroughly enjoyed the experience riding 4 laps of the course.

The next race will be in Worcester at Hoërskool Montana on 5 August, then on 26 August at Stellenberg High School, Durbanville. The final race is on 16 September at Paul Roos, Stellenbosch.

Rustenburg is currently placed 13th out of the 33 schools that are entered. We encourage any girl who wishes to join this small group of cyclists to please chat to Mrs Scott or Mrs Behne.

Chloë Parker; Saskia van der Merwe and Rebecca Behne after completing their first race in the SPUR Trail Series.



Zoë Naude (Gr 12) is officially a member of the DHL WP Schools Rugby U18 Girls Team. We congratulate her and wish her well as she participates in the U18 Girls National Rugby Week.