Sports News and Results 29 August 2019

Please diarise the following dates:

  • 30 August: PGSGU U14 HOCKEY @ Wynberg Girls’ High School
  • 31 August: PGSGU U16 & U19 HOCKEY @ Wynberg Girls’ High School
  • 03 September: 2020 1st Team Netball trials (15h30-17h00) – please look out for detailed invitation via email.
  • 04 September: 2020 1st Team Hockey trials (15h30-17h00) – please look out for detailed invitation via email.
  • 18 September: End of Season Hockey & Netball afternoon (U14A vs U16A; U19B vs Parents; U19A vs Past Pupils Team – times to be confirmed)

SOCCER, WALKING CLUB and YOGA sessions will continue until Thursday 12 September.

TEAM SPORTS: Coaches will communicate date of last session with their players.

Current Sports News

Cross Country

The PGSGU Cross Country Team prior to their participation on home soil.

The report below was written by Zaina Abrahams (Gr 12 vice-captain and WP Cape Metro Team member) on her perspective of the season and of the PGSGU Inter-Schools Cross Country event that RGHS hosted on Friday 23 August:

23 August 2019 marked my last school race at the PGSGU Cross Country event held at Rustenburg. 

This year’s Cross Country team became a small family. We would complain every week about the difficulties of doing the dreaded “Rustenburg Challenge” (a 600-metre lap around the school) but never failed to attend the practices. The training and warm-up sessions were not only an opportunity to improve our fitness but also to befriend people across the grades.

We have attended numerous races throughout the season. The weather never stopped a race from happening, and we have had to run through the heat as well as the rain. At one race, I could barely even see through the rain and my clothes were soaking. This year’s PGSGU race, however, offered splendid weather and it was an exceptional way to end off the season.

Rustenburg competed against Herschel, Wynberg, Springfield and St Cyprians. Herschel took the trophy for a second year in a row. Rustenburg was placed fourth.

I am so grateful to have been able to be a part of the Cross Country team for the last four years. It has become an unforgettable part of my high school career. Ms Scott, Ms Williams and Ms Behne managed the team with passion and ease, making each session as enjoyable as possible. The people who I have met through this sport are incredible and a shout-out must go to Kate Lodwick, the captain of the 2019 Cross Country Team. So, as Ms Scott would end each training session: ‘Clap one, clap two, clap three, clap four, clap five. Well done, everyone!’ ” – Zaina Abrahams (Grade 12)

U14 Results U17 Results
Annie Malherbe 4 Megan Phillipson 3
Robyn Biccard 5 Laya Gersowsky 7
Scarlett Lethbridge 7 Qailah Bhamjee 14
Caitlin Anstey 9 Lara Stulting 20
Lisa Penney 11 Khadeeja Allie-Ebraham 25
Sarah Krone 12 U19  
U15   Nika Hofmeyr 2
Kayla Ross 13 Zaina Abrahams 5
Megan Renecle 15 Gemma Watermeyer 16
Viwe Hlatshwayo 16 Ashleigh Noyce 20
Manina Viljoen 18 Rebecca Bysshe 21
Rachel Behne dnf
Chrystal Wan dns
U16  
Sarah Israel 6
Rachel Noyce 9
Isabella Lethbridge 16
Jamie McGown 21
Thami Giyose 22
Talitha Delpierre dns

Hockey

The last league matches for the season were played against Herschel.

Results vs HERSCHEL

TEAM RESULT SCORE Opposition
U19A Won 1-0 Herschel
U19B Lost 0-2 Herschel
U19C Lost 1-8 Herschel
U16A Lost 0-5 Herschel
U16B Lost 0-2 Herschel
U16C Lost 0-7 Herschel
U16D Lost 0-2 Herschel
U14A Lost 1-3 Herschel
U14B Drew 1-1 Herschel
U14C Drew 2-2 Herschel

“The 1st Hockey Team played possibly their best match of the season to end off on a winning note. With Herschel having to win this fixture to win the league, the pressure was on them to perform. Our girls were relaxed and played with the freedom that any underdog team experiences and this resulted in an amazing team effort where everyone stayed positive and supported each other in all aspects of the game. What a way to finish!👌 Field goal scored by Pauline Premier.” – Coach Andi

The PGSGU HOCKEY Tournament will be held this Friday (U14) and Saturday (U16 and U19) at Wynberg Girls’ High School. We congratulate and wish the following girls and their coaches all the very best.

U14 PGSGU TEAM U16 PGSGU TEAM U19 PGSGU TEAM
Robyn Biccard Kayla Beattie Qailah Bhamjee
Jodie Blows (VC) Amy-Raie Bernberg Rebecca Bysshe
Alexa Ceruti Micaela Ceruti Shana Daniels (GK)
Kamea Chetty Erin Chase Tyler de Villiers
Amber de Villiers Azrah Dick (C) Georgia Hill (VC)
Alhaan Emeron Sofia Gray Rebecca Hill
Amy Forbes Sara Israel Nika Hofmeyr
Ruth Jones Hannah Lavery Tyra Ingold
Aaliyah Khan Isabella Lethbridge (VC) Kelly Johnson
Scarlett Lethbridge Erin le Roux Josie Malherbe
Sophie Macdonald (GK) Kimika Naidoo Rachel Noyce
Saarah Magiet Zahra Palha Ashleigh Noyce (C)
Annie Malherbe Jemma Pyper Pauline Premier
Emma Naiker Catalina Ross (GK) Hannah Schaefer
Lisa Penney (C) Nina von der Heyden Gemma Watermeyer
Ashleigh Rix Anke van Jaarsveld (Res) Coach: Andi Bernstein
Coach: Andi Bernstein Coach: Ms Viljoen

Netball

“On the morning of Saturday 24 August, five schools came together to take part in the PGSGU (Peninsula Girls’ Schools Games Union) Netball tournament. The determined teams took to the courts proudly dressed in their school colours. Many parents, teachers, friends and family came down to support the teams.

Rustenburg achieved excellent results. They won three out of the four trophies and all age groups were in the top three with the U14s coming third and the U16s and U19s both winning their age-groups. The Rustenburg U16 team were the only team that won all their matches. A lot of enthusiasm and hard work went into all the matches that morning. It was a display of outstanding sportsmanship and sedulous effort. Well done to all teams that took part!” – Roxanne Comyn (Grade 10)

View the results from the PGSGU tournament below:

U14 U16 U19
HERSCHEL   10 pts RUSTENBURG    15 pts RUSTENBURG   13pts
ST CYPRIANS    8 pts HERSCHEL     12 pts HERSCHEL   13 pts
RUSTENBURG  7 pts WYNBERG       9 pts ST CYPRIANS   9 pts
WYNBERG    3 pts SPRINGFIELD   6 pts WYNBERG    5 pts
SPRINGFIELD   0 pts ST CYPRIANS   3 pts SPRINGFIELD  3 pts
  SANS SOUCI    0 pts SANS SOUCI    0 pts

The third trophy that Rustenburg won was the “Goal Trophy”. This trophy is awarded to the school whose total goals scored by all three age-groups is the highest.

Position School Goals
1st RUSTENBURG 181
2nd ST CYPRIANS 164
3rd HERSCHEL 159
4th WYNBERG 130
5th SPRINGFIELD 89
6th SANS SOUCI 20
We are very proud of our Netball Teams and their coaches

Deep Sea Angling

Karla Rautmann (Grade 8) was recently awarded an All Africa, SADSAA and WPDSAA junior 6kg line class record for n 11.09kg Yellowtail caught on 6kg breaking strength line in Struisbaai earlier this year.

The WPDSAA record equates to a Regional record, the SADSAA record to a National Record and the All Africa record is for a fish species that is found throughout the world and currently the biggest in its category caught by an angler residing in Africa.

Congratulations on achieving and now holding these records, Karla.


Golf

La’eeqa Aziz (Grade 10) participated in the Western Province Golf Atlantic Beach Junior Open on Sunday 18 August. She played 18 holes in the Open C Division, placing second and achieving 40 points. La’eeqa has been selected to play in the Women’s Golf RSA Boland Ladies Amateur Championships in Langebaan on 14 and 15 September.

Congratulations on these excellent results and good luck for your upcoming tournaments.