Hockey girls gear up

2014-03-06 00:00

WITH the Spar KZN regional hockey tournaments taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Durban’s schoolgirl first hockey teams have a busy weekend ahead of them.

On Saturday, defending champions Durban Girls’ College (DGC) will be hosting the Durban Central regional tournament. Participating are DGC, Maris Stella, St Henry’s, Port Natal and Ridge Park.

DGC have won their regional tournament since its inception, going all the way last year when they beat Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School in the final to take the coveted Spar KZN trophy.

At Riverside Sports Club, Our Lady of Fatima will be hosting the Durban North regionals. Ashton College are the defending champions for this region, where nine schools will be participating.

Previous winners of the Durban North regionals include Our Lady of Fatima (2011) and Danville Girls’ College (2012). The other schools that will be taking part are Durban North College, Northlands Girls’ High, Hillview, Crawford La Lucia, Crawford North Coast and Parkhill.

On Sunday, the Highway regionals will take place at Thomas More College in Kloof. Defending champions, St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, will be back in the hope of making it four consecutive appearances at Finals Day in July. The other schools that will be competing are Gelofte High, Hillcrest High School, Westville Girls’ High School and Kloof High School.

Two teams have already secured their appearance on Finals Day. They are Ferrum High School from Newcastle and Kokstad College. Ferrum of KZN north will be making their fourth appearance while Kokstad will be making their second appearance, having just been crowned the champions of the KZN south regionals that took place this past weekend at King Edward School in Matatiele.

The Most Promising Umpire award at the Matatiele tournament went to Donovan Rothman from Southcity Christian School. This award qualifies him to umpire at Finals Day in July.

Five more KZN regionals will be played in the next two months, completing the 10 regions around KwaZulu-Natal and involving a remarkable total of 81 schools. Each region will have one school representing them at Finals Day, which takes place at Thomas More College and St Mary’s DSG on July 27 and 27.


1 Kokstad College, 2 Creston College, 3 King Edward High School, 4 Southcity Christian School, 5 Suid-Natal, 6 Port Shepstone High School, 7 St Patrick’s College, 8 Bergview, 9 St Monica’s, 10 Ixopo.

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