Sports News and Results 28 August 2017

Wishing all the Rustenburg Girls the best of luck as they represent RGHS at the various PGSGU tournaments over the next 2 weekends:

  • PGSGU Squash @ WPCC from 14h45 on Friday 1 September
  • PGSGU U14 and U19 Hockey @ Wynberg Girls’ High from 08h00 on Saturday 2 September
  • PGSGU Cross Country @ RGHS from 15h30 on Friday 8 September
  • PGSGU U16 Hockey @ Wynberg Girls’ High from 08h00 on Saturday 9 September


Please diarise the following important dates:

End of Hockey Season End of Netball Season
Team End date Team End date
U19A Thu 5 Oct U19A Wed 6 Sept tbc
U19B Wed 6 Sept U19B Thu 31 Aug
U19C ENDED U15A & B Thu 31 Aug
U16A Sat 9 Sept U16A Thu 31 Aug
U16B Sat 2 Sept U16B Wed 6 Sept
U16C Sat 2 Sept U16C Thu 31 Aug
U16D Sat 2 Sept U14A & B Wed 6 Sept
U14A Wed 6 Sept U14B Thu 31 Aug
U14B Fri 1 Sept U14C Thu 31 Aug tbc
U14C Sat 2 Sept


End of Cross Country Season End of Squash Season
Team End date Team End date
All runners PGSGU Friday 8 Sept A & B PGSGU Fri 1 Sept


Water Polo – the season opener TREADATHON will take place this weekend starting at 4pm on Saturday 2 September and ending at 4pm on Sunday 3 September. Come down and support Nicola Barrett (current SA Ladies player) in her effort to tread water for 24 hours. More details at or contact the Sports Office via email for more details.

Netball touring team trials will take place on Thursday 7 September from 15h30 until 17h00. The 1st Netball Team will be travelling to East London from 27-30 April in 2018 to participate in the National Girls’ Schools Festival).

Water Polo trials will be taking place in the first week of September.

  • U19 trials: Tuesday 5 September from 18h00-19h30 @ SACS top pool
  • U16 trials: Thursday 7 September from 18h00-19h30 @ SACS top pool

(Girls will need to sign up on the Sports notice board outside the Staffroom by Friday 1 September).

Past Pupil Netball and Hockey matches: These will be taking place on Wednesday 6 September. Please note the Hockey programme times below have changed. Netball times stay the same. We still need parents to volunteer to play for our Parents Teams. Please contact the Sports Office asap.

End of winter season Hockey/ Netball matches vs Parents and Past Pupils fixtures:
WEDNESDAY 6 September 2017
HOCKEY Match length
16h00-17h00 U14A vs U16A 2 x 20mins
17h10-17h50 2nd Team vs Parents 2 x 20mins
18h00-19h00 1st Team vs ROGU team/ Past Pupils’ team 4 x 10mins
  NETBALL Match length
15h30 – 16h10 U14A vs U16A 2 x 15mins
16h10 – 16h30 2nd Team vs Parents 2 x 10mins
16h40 – 17h20 1st Team vs ROGU team/ Past Pupils’team 4 x 10mins


  • 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 Tuesday preceding the Thursday on which the weekly newsletter will be published).




Congratulations to Megan Phillipson (Gr 9) and Caylan Bromley (Gr 12) who represented Metro Western Province at the Interprovincial Tournament in George this Saturday, 26 August. Megan placed 16th and Caylan placed 8th in their respective age groups. Well done on these fine achievements.



Bloemhof Investec U16 All-Stars Tournament

“Rustenburg’s U16 team took part in the Bloemhof Investec U16 All-Stars Tournament. For this tournament you select a team with your best U16 players so we had the privilege of three 1st Team players being part of our team. We started off slowly and it took some time to get used to everyone which cost us a 0-2 loss against Bloemhof. With only a twenty minute break before our next game we quickly identified areas we could improve on and drew 0-0 to Rhenish. We moved on to play against Somerset College straight after Rhenish and we carried our momentum and worked beautifully together as a team, resulting in a 3-0 win (goals scored by Ashleigh Noyce and Rebecca Bysshe). Our last pool game was against Stellenberg. Georgia Hill (Captain) put us on the score board but Stellenberg managed to sneak in a goal right at the end, resulting in a 1-1 draw. We placed third in our pool and played against Fairmont for 5th/6th place. It was a very tight game and both teams defended really well. We drew 0-0 and ended in a shared 5th place. Thank you to all the parents for getting us there and for supporting us in the icy and rainy weather” – Coach Ms Viljoen


Results of Matches against Springfield are as follows:

DATE DAY TEAM Result Score
25-Aug Friday U19A Won 2-0
26-Aug Saturday U19B Lost 1-0
26-Aug Saturday U19C Won 3-1
25-Aug Friday U16A Won 3-0
26-Aug Saturday U16B Won 2-1
25-Aug Friday U14A Drew 1-1
26-Aug Saturday U14B Lost 0-1



Rustenburg hosted the U19 and U16 PGSGU Tournament on Friday 25 August and the U14 and U15 event on Saturday 26 August.

The events ran extremely smoothly and all the visiting schools have been very complimentary of the new format that was used. Mr Gates was present at the two prize-givings that were held at the end of the tournaments. It was a great pleasure that one of the winning teams was our own Rustenburg girls. The U16 Team really did us proud – they won the Interschool trophy and must be congratulated on this fine achievement.

A special thank you to all the coaches for their dedication and commitment throughout the season. Congratulations to all our players and captains who held their teams together.

The full results are as follows:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
U14 Wynberg Rustenburg Herschel St Cyprians Springfield San Souci
U15 Wynberg Herschel St Cyprians Rustenburg Springfield
U16 Rustenburg Springfield Herschel Wynberg St Cyprians San Souci
U19 St Cyprians Herschel Springfield Wynberg Rustenburg San Souci




Our Junior Soccer Team played their first match of the season on Saturday 26 August. We played against a more experienced side from Rhenish Girls’ High.

There was a great atmosphere and our Junior Team really held their own in the first half. The final score, however, was 0-7.

We were able to use the Rygersdal field for the match. Rygersdal Coach James has been pleased with the progress made and will be reporting back individually to the girls. RGHS is proud to be able to offer Soccer as a sport to our pupils. We wish to grow the interest and will continue to employ Rygersdal Football Club coaches in the future.

Congratulations to all our Soccer players.



Results from matches played on Friday 25 August

  • Rustenburg A Team had a BYE
  • Rustenburg B 6 vs Wynberg Girls 11



Congratulations to Jade Lawson (Gr 10) who has also been selected to represent the Western Province Touch Rugby Team at the Interprovincial tournament to be held in Durban later this year.




Congratulations to Hannah Elvidge (Gr 9) who placed 1st in the U17 age group at the Western Province Winter Biathlon Championships. She scored 2248 points for her swim and run.



Two RGHS girls have been selected to represent the Cape Winelands (formerly Boland) Surfriders Association (CWSA) Junior Team.

After the completion of three trials where the top two counted for team selection, Natasha van Greunen U18 (Gr 12) and Juliet Fiet U16 (Gr 9) have been selected to represent CWSA  in the 2017 Billabong SA Junior Championships which will take place from 4 to 8 October 2017. We wish them all the best in this event, let’s hope the right waves come your way.