KZN’s hockey girls gather in PMB to play in Joy Watt Provincial Tournament

2010-04-23 00:00

THE popular Joy Watt Provincial Girls’ Hockey Tournament takes place in Pietermaritzburg for the U16 and U19 age groups, from tomorrow to Monday.

The venues for tomorrow are Maritzburg College, GHS and AB Jackson Greenfields turf from 9 am to 5 pm.

On Sunday the matches are at the same venues, from 8 am through to 5 pm. Monday’s matches are at College, Epworth and St Johns from 7.30 am. The closing ceremony will be at College at 2 pm.

The U19A section includes last year’s winners, Umgungundlovu A (Pietermaritzburg), Pinetown, Sisonke, Vryheid, Umlazi and Umgungundlovu B.

The U19B section features the district teams from Othukela, Amajuba, Empangeni, Ugu and Umzinyathi.

The U16A section boasts teams from Umlazi A (last year’s winners), Umgungundlovu A, Pinetown A, Umgungundlovu B, Empangeni and Ugu.

The U16B section features Amajuba, Vryheid, Sisonke, Umgungundlovu C, Umlazi B and Pinetown B.

The Umgungundlovu U19A team includes four players from St Anne’s, Treverton and The Wykeham Collegiate, with two each from Voortrekker and Epworth. Coached by provincial captain Lyndal Robertson, the side should do well.

Umgungundlovu Girls’ Hockey chairperson Charmaine Koekemoer said GHS’s players could not be included in the side because the school’s first team are attending a tournament over the same weekend. Also, due to the SA U21 Women’s Inter-provincial Tournament at the AB Jackson Greenfields Turf next week, the time of the match between Voortrekker and Howick next Thursday has been changed to 5.30 pm at AB Jackson.

The Education Department’s co-curricular support services will assist with the hosting costs. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, not all districts received assistance from the government, and parents had to foot the bill for accommodation, meals and transport.

UMGUNGUNDLOVU TEAMS

U19A: Amy Greaves, Lana Kruger (Epw), Rachel Froneman, Kate Church, Stephanie McDonald, Kirsty Gourlay (St Anne’s), Vanda Papenfus, Andrea Houston, Tamryn Strumpher, TK Bucibo (Treverton), Tori Sylvester, Courtaney Stock, Kathrine Lindsay Catherine Smart (TWC), Lucre Deale, Amorè de Wet (Voortrekker).Coach: Lyndal Robertson (Treverton). Manager: Tanya Jasson (GHS).

U19B: Siwe Zondi (Grace), Tayla Brown, Pretty Nzimande, Nontu Zuma (Howick),

Isabella Rudd, Kyra Mercer, Charlie Van Tiddens (St Anne’s), Janine Gebers, Alice O’Neill, Brittney Freese (St John’s), Zandi Thompson (TWC), Nadine Herholdt, Laetitia Steenkamp, Annemie Janse van Rensburg, Anna-Marie Maartens (Voortrekker). Coach: Devon van der Merwe (Alex). Manager: Rianne Botha (Treverton).

U16A: Jade Moody (Carter), Leeanne Neave, Rachel Barnard, Lourdes Llobell, Heather McEwan (Epworth), Chiree Coetzee, Sam Brown (GHS), Katie Polkinghorne, Paige Philips, Zizi Ntobongwana (St Anne’s), Justine Pearson (St John’s), Sabrina Miles (Treverton), Melissa Glutz (TWC), Carmen Potgieter, Michele du Toit (Voortrekker), Sethemebe Thusi (Wartburg). Coach: Charmaine Koekemoer (Voortrekker). Manager: Wendy Manuel (Haythorne).

U16B: Tegan Harper (Carter), Ashleigh Swan, Anele Masikane (Epworth), Tegan Hewitson, Mbali Mngomezulu (GHS), Leisha van As (Howick), Precious Nene, Rebecca Pereira, Clara van Tiddens, Nsde Mamba, Megan Church (St Anne’s), Robyn Watson , Alison Duff (St John’s), Kylee McLoughlin, Ciara Botha (Treverton), Lara Rogers (TWC). Coach: Tookie Tullis (TWC). Manager: Jane Smith (GHS).

U16C: Akosua Awuah (Carter), Amanda Ndlela (GHS), Tess Pedler, Jessie Enslin (St Anne’s), Tamara Brewitt (St John’s), Soné van Zuydam, Sophia Wolmarans, Bali Phasha (Treverton), Jocelyn Tullis, Sarah Yeats, Ntando Dlamini, Holly Gordon (TWC), Rehana Solomons (Voortrekker), Alicia Kilburn (Wartburg). Coach: Richard Lennox (Treverton). Manager: Shelley Lennox (Treverton).

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