PGSGU Interschools’ Netball

On September 15th, 2014, posted in: Netball, News, Sport by

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u14

The under 14A played their inter school competition at Herschel girls high. The event was exciting and quite tense, all that played, left their hearts on the court.

The 1st game we played was against St Cyprians, and with both teams ready to prove their worth, we were equally matched, and ended with a draw of 2-2.

The 2nd game was Springfield. We felt quite confident after the 1st match and took the court by storm. We won with a 12-2.

The last game for day 1 was against San Souci, which was an interesting one as we do not play against them in the league, we managed to walk away with yet again another victory with a score of 7-0.

The 2nd day of the tournament arrived, and all girls were extremely nervous, with our first match being Herschel and 2nd being Rustenburg, we knew we were in for a tough day. Playing indoors really set our team back a bit, as our girls were not use to the lines, we gave it our best, but were not as fortunate as the day before, losing both matches by a narrow margin.

Overall we ended in 4th position. The coach was extremely proud of the girls and the progress they have made throughout the season. We look forward to next year’s competition.

Written by Jade De Villiers u/14A

u16

On the 29th August the U16A Netball team prepared themselves for the PGSGU Interschools’ netball competition held at Hershel. Months of training, practising and sweat had led to this final moment. Our team won two of their matches and yet unfortunately came third out of the schools participating.  The team played well and thoroughly enjoyed all the games that they played. The atmosphere in the indoor court was electric with the Wynberg war cries ringing loud!

 

u19

On Saturday 30th of August the first team netball girls, consisting of all matric learners, played their last Interschools’ at Herschel Girls School. It was an early start for the girls and there was loads of excitement amongst them.

Their first match was against their rivals Rustenburg Girls’. Captain and Head of Netball, Yeukai Chamba, gave her team a few words of motivation and upped the team spirit as this had been the third time Wynberg and Rustenburg went head to head. Their first match was at the All Girls’ Tournament in Port Elizabeth earlier this year and their second was the league match which happened mid-year.  Wynberg was determined to come out with a win as they had lost their previous fixtures against Rustenburg. The matches ran 12 minutes one side. So Wynberg were determined to win. It was a nail-biting match that Wynberg managed to win 6 goals to 5.

In their second game against Herschel they struggled to maintain their lead. The goal difference continued to be tight. One team scoring after the other, with the score ending with a 8 all draw. A game that was not easy.

Our third game of the tournament was against Springfield. With our new addition to the team Alex Steyn in the goal shooter position ready for action. Once again Wynberg was playing against a tough team. It was another goal for goal match. The defence was tight and the shooters were on point. The spectators were on the edge of their seats, cheering very loudly. So loud that the players on court could not hear the referee. The game ended 10 all.

Our girls were extremely nervous for their last match of the tournament as St Cyprians play exactly the same style of netball and are a very strong team. Nevertheless, Wynberg considered it a must win because if they were victorious the would place second in the tournament. The girls took to the court, for the last time, determined to get a positive result. The entire team pulled their weight and this fixture proved to be yet another nail-biting affair. And St Cyprians left Wynberg in the red. The game ended with a loss for Wynberg. They placed fourth position and they were extremely proud of themselves even though they didn’t get the result they had hoped for.

Emotions ran high as Mrs Williams, The Head of Netball, had organised gifts for each player. Helena Veysey, a grade 8 pupil that plays Goal Keeper for the u14A team, gave a heart wrenching speech which had the matrics balling their eyes out. She had thanked them for all their hard work and for being brilliant role models to the younger age groups. She emphasised on how inspired she was by the first teams sisterhood and she doesn’t doubt that these group of girls would continue to play netball in the future.

We wish the matrics the best of luck for their future endeavours.

Netball motto for 2014 -“7 players, 1 heartbeat