In March we were invited to a hockey festival hosted by Wartburg Kirchdorf School where we played four matches of which we won three and lost one. This was a great start to the 2007 hockey season.
In April, the boys’ and girls’ teams were invited to a friendly match at Wartburg. The girls drew 3-3 but the boys unfortunately lost 0-3. The month of May saw a number of highs and lows. Early in the month the 1 team displayed good hockey skills when they played on home ground against Stanger High and beat them 3-0. Two later matches played in Pietermaritzburg were sound victories for the girls, however, 29 May will be remembered as a day of defeat when we were beaten by Hermannsburg Deutsche Schule 5-0! The season ended with a match on ASTRO against Maritzburg Christian School which we lost 2-1. (During the season, the 1st team was often supplemented by 2nd team players.)
The highlight of the season was the KZNCSSA Winter Sports Zonal Hockey trials in Estcourt followed by the provincial tournament held in Richards Bay. A number of players received KZNCS SA colours for Hockey : Nontokozo Buthelezi u19, Anja Joosten u13, Elona Joosten u19, Shimei Meyer u15, S’thokozile Nkala u13, Nydia Stegen u19, and Jeannine Stegen u19. Five players, S’khanyi Ngubane, Elona Joosten, Jeannine Stegen, Nontokozo Buthelezi, and Shimei Meyer were selected for a KZNCSSA open hockey team which was invited for training and matches in Durban in August.
This season has been an enjoyable one. The girls worked hard and learned that it’s not winning that matters, but how you play the game.
Miss M Vosloo
SENIOR GIRLS RESULTS
Wartburg Hockey Festival
vs Alexander High lost 0-1
vs Durban Academy won 2-0
vs Wartburg Kirchdorf 2nd won 3-0
vs Howick won 1-0
vs Wartburg Kirchdorf 1st drew 3-3
vs Stanger High won 3-0
vs Russel High won 6-0
vs Eastwood won 5-0
vs Hermannsburg Deutsche Schule lost 5-0
vs Maritzburg Christian School lost 2-1
vs Hermannsburg Deutsche Schule won 2-1