Interschools’ Netball – Results

On August 24th, 2013, posted in: Featured, Netball, News, Sport by

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While the stories are being written we can reflect on this weekend’s PGSGU Interschools’ Netball in images.

u19 Team 

With excitement in the air, all girls were ready to go. With the girls arriving as early as 7:15, they had over enough time to prepare for the fixtures ahead.  Captain and Head of Netball, Anna Jacobs, steered the team in the right direction with loads of motivation and team spirit.  Taking off with the first fixture, everyone was blown away at Wynberg’s pace, scoring 11 goals to 3 against us, which was, quite a surprise considering our league match against Rustenburg was quite a tight goal difference. In our 2nd game against Herschel, things were not as easy, going goal for goal in the first 4 minutes of the 12 minute game, and having 2 centre passes intercepted by Herschel left us with the end score of 6-9 in the red.

3rd game of the tournament, was up against Springfield, with changes made to the team, Sasha Duncan on a GS and Christin Sands on a Centre position, the girls had once again come up against a tough team, in Wynberg’s favour at the end of the day, we ended the game 5-4. San Souci had been the 4th game in our fixture for the morning, and with the girls feeling the excitement of having 2 wins and 1 loss so far, our girls were full steam ahead, with the shooting skills of Olivia Adams and Sarah Stieger, as well as the brilliant defence by Yeukai Chamba and Anelisa May, WGHS, walked away victorious with the final score at 15-0.

For the last game of the tournament, our girls had been extremely nervous, considering that St Cyprians had been the only southern zone school that we had loss a league fixture to, never the less, after a pep talk from Coach, Sakeena Williams, the girls took court and were determined to get a positive result, once again the entire team came to the party, and held on to each and every centre pass, the game ended in a draw with a score of 7-7.

WGHS U/19 team of 2013 had ended the tournament in 2nd position, and we are extremely proud of our accomplishment, the coach had the following to say, “This season has been nail biting and to end it off with a result like this, I cannot ask for more. Where the team is concerned, everybody stepped to the plate when they needed to, and with an awesome Head of Netball steering them in the right direction, it made my job all the easier. I would like to take this chance in thanking Mrs Alison Smith for all her hard work this year.”

u16 A Team

On Friday, 23th September the U/16A netball team played interschools at Herschel Girls’ High School. The team showed great sportsmanship to the other schools and we showed great support for our team as well. Each match we played harder and fought till the end. We also enjoyed each others company and being able to play indoors was a new experience. We played 5 matches of 10 minutes each against Springfield, Rustenburg, Herschel, Sans Souci and St Cyprians. Some matches were extremely close. In teh game aginst St Cyprians, Wynberg was down by 3 goals but managed to fight back and secure an 8-8 draw . We also drew with Springfield 5-5, but lost against Rustenburg and Herschel.  We managed to beat Sans Souci. At the end of the long day the U/16s finished 4th. We were proud of ourselves and felt it was a great end to an awesome netball season.

Dana Arries

u14A Team

The final games of the season for the under 14s concluded with the Inter-schools tournament at Herschel on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August 2013.

The team got off to a shaky start, losing 8 – 5 to St Cyprians School. This game served as a warm up for the following two games against Sans Souci and Springfield. Nikki Mlumbi (who plays for the U14C team) as well as Carrie Schaller and Brooke Jacobs were brought into the team to play against Sans Souci Girls’ High. The score ended at 11 – 0 to WGHS. The game against Springfield followed, with similar results, ending with 12 – 0 in WGHS’s favour. These wins were attributed to the team playing their own game, utilising basic principles, and brought great confidence into the team.

Saturday presented the team with the two toughest matches against Herschel and Rustenburg Girls’ High. These opponents historically had the upper hand, but this did not deter the players’ focus. Herschel emerged victorious over WGHS. The final game was the most exciting, with many heart wrenching aspects, but also many turns of the balls and conversions into goals. The team put up the greatest fight, until the final whistle blew. Unfortunately, the score did not reflect the team’s effort, as WGHS went down 7 – 4 to Rustenburg. The U14 team must be commended for a great tournament, which showed the players’ character and never-say-die attitude. The team has also made great strides since the beginning of season with remarkable development in their game as players. Saarah Smith, the captain, fell sick two days before this tournament, but was present to steer the team irrespective of her illness. She showed great leadership, both on and off the court. WGHS player of the tournament has to go to Nikki who was brought in from the C team and was instrumental in making a huge difference to the team’s score lines. This player shows much promise as a future netball star!