Sports News and Results 9 September 2021

Summer Sport starts on Monday 13 September. The RGHS Swimming pool is heated and will see its first splashes on Monday afternoon. The Tennis nets are up and awaiting the tennis players. The Touch Rugby fields are being marked and await our rugby players. Football and On-the-Move continue throughout the Summer months. Cross Country is replaced with the Running Club, so the campus will continue to be a very busy place in the afternoons.

Sign-up for Summer Sport closed on Tuesday 7 September @ 3 pm. If your daughter has missed the deadline and still wishes to participate in sport, please encourage her to visit us in the Sports Office.

Grade 8s and 9s are reminded that participating in an extra-mural session is compulsory. Should your daughter wish to be exempt for a medical reason please ask that she collects a sports exemption form from the Sports Office. Applications for an exemption from school sport is granted on a termly basis.

School Sport

Cross Country

Our second race of the season took place on Wednesday 8 September. A group of runners from Springfield Convent came to Rustenburg to run a 3km route around our campus. On a challenging 2 x 1.5km course the first runner came home in a record time of 12:23. Congratulations to all 16 Rustenburg girls who participated.  

Rustenburg had 6 runners in the top 10; Skye Micklethwaite (1st); Annie Malherbe (3rd); Kayla Ross (7th); Robyn Biccard (8th); Biancha Witbooi (9th) and Ella ten Brink (10th). The Rustenburg runners who ran last week all bettered their times this week. Congratulations to each and every one of you.

The Rustenburg runners before setting off on their race against Springfield.


On Tuesday 7 September, our Rustenburg Football players got to show off all their skills and fitness that they have been working on throughout the Winter season. We played 2 matches against St Cyprians on a glorious sunny day. Coaches Lungie and Ashraf have enjoyed working with the players and were excited about the performances. In the first match against St Cyprians U18A Rustenburg won 1-0. In the second match against St Cyprians U18B Rustenburg lost 0-1. Well done to all our players and coaches.

On Tuesday 14 September we will be playing matches against Reddam Constantia @ Rustenburg.

Our Football players and coaches before their matches against St Cyprians earlier this week.


On the weekend of 3 and 4 September, we played our final hockey fixtures of the season, against Herschel and St Cyprian’s respectively. It has been wonderful to end the season on a high and give our learners the opportunity to play some matches, after what has been a challenging season. 

Massive thanks to Herschel and St Cyprian’s for allowing us to put these fixtures together. 

The results are as follows: 

3 September vs Herschel

U19A1-4Lisa Penney
U14B2-0Robyn White x 2

4 September vs St Cyprian’s

U14B1-0Lyla Cahill
U14A2-0Tatum Malherbe & Bella Murray
U16A1-0Christy Augustine
U16C3-0Mpho Monaheng, Isabella Keytel & Sophia Webster
U16B2-0Layla Worrall & Margot Beattie
U19B3-1Taybah Williams x 2, Simone de Villiers

Thank you to all the learners, TICs, coaches and umpires who have made this Hockey season possible, and as successful. I look forward to an even better 2022 season.

WP Representatives

During the course of the week, a number of our learners took part in the final rounds of the Western Province Hockey trials. Congratulations to the following learners who were selected for the various WP teams:

WP U18A: 

Kelly Johnson (Grade 12)

WP U18B:

Azrah Dick (Grade 12)

WP U16A:

Jodie Blows (Grade 10)

WP U16B:

Saarah Magiet (Grade 10); Kyrah Naidoo (Grade 9); Lisa Penney (Grade 10)

WP U14 Squad:

Isla Barbour; Leah Hofmeyr; Bella Murray (all Grade 8s)


RGHS Netball welcomed spring with Netball fixtures against St Cyprian’s School on 2 September. On a warm Thursday afternoon, six teams competed, with half of the fixtures being played at RGHS and the other half at St Cyprian’s School. Both teams performed well and showcased some quality netball. It was a fantastic way to conclude the 2021 netball season. 

1st RGHS vs St Cyprians at St Cyprians
U14 Netball vs St Cyprians at Rustenburg

Water Polo

It has been wonderful to welcome the players back into the pool for pre-season Water Polo. With an emphasis on conditioning and the refinement of technical skills, it has been great to see how well attended these sessions have been. We are excited to see what the 2021/2022 season has in store for RGHS Water Polo. 

Rustenburg Water Polo players practice in the heated Reddam outdoor pool.

On-the-Move Update

 (Totals as of 7 September 2021)

Congratulations to the following learners who join the Rusty Runners Club (RRC). There are now 31 members in the RRC.

Bronze Awards:



Skye Micklethwaite (Grade 9) will be competing at the SA short-course championships next week (Wed 15-Sun 19) which is being held in Pietermaritzburg. Wishing her the very best of luck.

Non-School Sport


Thanaa Phillips (Grade 8) has made it to Nationals for gymnastics and competes on 6 October. She has an intense training programme of 9 hours a week. Congratulations on your selection and good luck.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Katherine McCree (Grade 10) was placed 1st in Level 9 at the Western Province championships over the past weekend. She achieved Gold for all 3 apparatus, including ball, hoop and clubs.
Katherine will represent WP at the SA National Gym Games to be held in Pretoria next month. Congratulations on your selection and excellent results and good luck.