PMB schools dominate festival

2011-06-07 00:00

THE annual Independent Schools’ Sports Festival at The Wykeham Collegiate over the weekend was a great success on and off the field.

Brenda Franklin, Lyndal Robertson and Sam Barraclough of the TWC sports department and their team worked tirelessly in preparation for and during the event, to ensure that players and spectators went away from this yearly celebration of independent schoolgirls’ sport with fond memories.

No fewer than 17 schools gathered on the TWC school grounds to take part in a festival of tough, competitive sport. Eight Independent schools from Gauteng and nine from Kwa- Zulu­-Natal took part in netball, tennis­, squash and hockey matches on Friday and Saturday.

The Pietermaritzburg schools showed strength in squash, netball and hockey, while the KZN Coastal schools were strong in tennis. Epworth outplayed all their opponents on the squash courts, The Wykeham Collegiate and St Anne’s dominated the netball, while all the participating schools, including Treverton, who filled in on Friday owing to a late withdrawal, showed true sportsmanship and strength on the hockey fields.

The coaches in all the sport disciplines in these midlands-based Independent schools must be complimented on the quality of their coaching. The greater Pietermaritzburg region has always had a strong schools base in this area, feeding quality players into the KZN Inland provincial teams, and it was gratifying to have each school provide the Gauteng and KZN Coastal schools with keen competition.

Next year, the KZN schools will travel to Gauteng to compete in the festival.

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