Big schoolgirl hockey tournement in Pietermaritzburg this weekend

2008-06-12 00:00

There will be a deluge of schoolgirls’ hockey players descending on Pietermaritzburg today to compete in the Joy Watt KZN Interprovincial tournament, which takes place from tomorrow to Monday.

The next three days will see a comprehensive programme of over 40 matches play out on two top-class synthetic turf hockey pitches within 500 m of each other — the AB Jackson GreenFields Turf and Maritzburg College’s Pape’s Astro .

The action on each day in the Princess Margaret Drive precinct kicks off at 8 am in a tournament that incorporates U14, U16 and U18 hockey teams. Hosts KZN Midlands have A and B teams, as do South Coast, while North Coast and Northern Natal field one side in each age group.

The KZN Education Department’s co-curricular support services have been key players in conjunction with KZN Midlands Schools hockey in enabling the IPT to be staged. “The department have accepted financial responsibility for all expenses relating to the tournament, including accommodation, meals, transport and all other sundry items needed to run a tournament of this nature,” said KZN Midlands Schools Hockey Association chairwoman for girls hockey, Charmaine Koekemoer, yesterday.

At 5 pm today at Maritzburg College, this KZN IPT will be officially opened by Department’s director Nomusa Muthwa.

“… we are delighted with the support the Education Department have given us, not only financially, but also in assisting in ensuring all arrangements have been taken care of,” Koekemoer said.

Most of the U16 and U18 matches take place at the AB Jackson, while Monday’s prize-giving is from 1.30 pm at the same venue.

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