Sports News and Results 27 March 2017

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to represent RGHS at the annual National Girls’ Schools Festival from 27-30 April in Pretoria:

    • Netball: Ayla Figuera; Kayla Johnson; Tristan Jones; Amber Jossie; Sarah Murashiki; Eugenia Twumasi; Alida van der Merwe; Sarah Virgin; Meg Wilson.
    • Tennis: Jordan Cox; Josephine Knutsen; Emily Malherbe; Justine Crook-Mansour; Ashley Noyce
    • Golf: Tyla Humby and Megan Tromp
    • Debating: Aviella Abrahams; Katia da Silva Valente; Kristina Semmelink; Mikayla Shaw; Jade Smith.

Good luck to the U14, U16 and U19 Hockey teams and the U16 Netball team as they participate in the Somerset College, Champions Cup and Fairmont Tournaments respectively during the holidays.

Good luck to all parents, staff and girls who are participating in the many Two Oceans Fun Runs, trail and road races during the Easter weekend. We look forward to hearing your stories.

 

TERM 2 SPORT:

CROSS COUNTRY

Practices start on Monday 24 April from 15h15-16h15. No race fixtures have been received yet. Races take place on Wednesday afternoons at various venues across the Peninsula.

 

HOCKEY

As Hockey is a team sport and all teams have been decided, please refer to the sports programme for your practice days/ times and venues. League matches start on the weekend of 5/6 May vs DF Malan here at RGHS.

 

NETBALL

Netball practices start on Tuesday 18 April as per the Term 2 sports programme. The U19s will meet their new coach, Vanes-Marie du Toit, a current South African Netball player. We are delighted that Vanes will be joining our coaching team.

Social Netball will be offered on Wednesdays from 15h15-16h15 for those girls who were not included in a team.

 

SOCIAL SOCCER and WALKING CLUB

Walking Club will start on Monday 24 April and Social Soccer on Tuesday 25 April.

 

SQUASH

Squash practices will start on Wednesday 18 April from 15h30-17h00 at the Kelvin Grove Squash courts. Girls will need to find their own lifts to and from Kelvin Grove in Claremont.

 

NEWS & RESULTS:

INDOOR HOCKEY

The annual PGSGU Inter-Schools Indoor Tournament was held at Herschel on Thursday 16 March

Rustenburg did exceptionally well in finishing 2nd behind Herschel, with the following results:

  • vs Herschel – lost 0-1
  • vs Springfield – Won 1-0
  • vs St Cyprians – Drew 0-0
  • vs Wynberg – Won 4-1
  • Goals for = 5 Goals against = 2
  • Goals scorers: Brittany Gouws (2), Jacky Sissons (2) and Courtney Wheeler (1)

A warm thank you to our Coaches, Andi Bernstein and Kyla Thompson and congratulations on an excellent season.

 

SWIMMING

Four RGHS swimmers competed at the SA National Junior (SANJ) Swimming Championships from 17-21 March at the Kings Park Pool in Durban. Congratulations to: Hannah Faure (Gr 9) – Her best placing at the SANJ was 18th in the U15 200 back.

Hannah Elvidge (Gr 9) – She made the 100m back and 200m backstroke finals and swam a SA youth qualifying time for the 100m back. She will progress to the SA National Aquatic Championships in Durban to compete in the 100m and 200m backstroke events from 2-8 April.

Erin Hartzenberg (Gr 10) – swam a PB 50m free 28:84 at SAJN and placed 10th in three finals – 50 backstroke; 50m freestyle and 100m fly. Erin will be going to SA Youth Nationals 2 – 8 April where she is entered in the following 5 events: 50m free; 50m back; 100m free; 100m back; 200m back.

Daniella Solkow (Gr 10) – who battled with tonsillitis, still participated in 9 events at the SANJ Championships. Daniella will be competing in the SA Youth/Senior Nationals from 2 – 8 April in the 50m free; 100m free, 200m free and 100m breaststroke events.

 

NON SCHOOL SPORT:

TRIATHLON

Caylan Bromley (Gr 12) competed at the SA Triathlon Champs in the Free State on Sunday 19 March.  Competitors from Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius also competed in this prestigious event under very difficult conditions – poor road quality (potholes galore), high winds, severe heat and many crashes by elite athletes.  Although she is still 17, she was grouped in the 18-19 age group for results and placed 7th female in Africa. Congratulations on this excellent result, Caylan.