St Anne’s and GHS win tournaments

2011-03-22 00:00

THE St Anne’s Diocesan College and Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High first teams won their respective regions of the Spar Unilever Schoolgirls’ Hockey Tournament hosted by Epworth and played on the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Epworth artificial surfaces in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.

From the outset it was clear that St Anne’s and GHS were the teams to beat in the respective PMB North and PMB South tournaments. Both teams picked up maximum points in tournaments that were run on a round-robin basis.

Although GHS were missing Zimi Shange, who was at a national camp with Bloemfontein-based Dutch goalkeeper specialist Joppe de Vries, they were able to win PMB South. St Anne’s arguably played the most attractive, expansive and structured hockey.

A report on the Parklane SuperSpar championship will be in next week’s Witness.

“The tournaments went off extremely well,” said a delighted chairperson of KZN Schools’ Hockey, Charmaine Koekemoer. “Epworth has proven to be an excellent venue. Epworth and UKZN are within walking distance of each other, enabling players and spectators to move easily between the two hockey turfs.”

Girls’ High, St Anne’s and Wembley College, which won the Umvoti area tournament hosted by Wartburg on Saturday, have qualified to play in the first Spar Unilever KZN Schools’ Champion of Champions play-offs at St Mary’s in Kloof on July 24.

The ten schools’ first teams that have won the various regional tournaments that took place in the province will be competing to be crowned the inaugural KwaZulu-Natal champions.

In PMB Central, GHS beat the following teams: 1-0 vs Epworth; 2-0 vs St John’s; 1-0 vs Treverton; 6-0 vs Maritzburg Christian School; 5-0 vs Alexandra.

In PMB North, St Anne’s beat the following teams: 1-0 vs The Wykeham Collegiate; 2-0 vs Voortrekker; 3-0 vs Howick; 2-0 vs Carter; 2-0 vs Grace College; 11-0 vs Heritage.

FINAL PLACINGS

PMB North: first St Anne’s; second TWC; third Howick; fourth, Voortrekker; fifth Carter; sixth Grace and seventh Heritage. PMB Central: first GHS; second Epworth; third St John’s; fourth Treverton; fifth Alex and sixth MCS.

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