Spar KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge

2017-07-19 06:03
At a captain’s meeting at Durban Girls’ College and gearing up for the finals is Katja Schadle (Wartburg Kirchdorf).photo: Val Adamson

At a captain’s meeting at Durban Girls’ College and gearing up for the finals is Katja Schadle (Wartburg Kirchdorf).photo: Val Adamson

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THE top 10 hockey first teams converge at St Mary’s DSG to battle it out at the grand finals of the Spar KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge on July 29 and 30.

The format for the finals will be pool games with the 10 teams being split into two pools. Games will be 20 minutes one way, with four points being awarded for a win, two points for a draw with goals and a single point for a goalless draw.

Pool A sees defending champions St Mary’s DSG taking on previous 2011 winners St Anne’s College, Grantleigh College, Wartburg Kirchdorf School and Our Lady of Fatima. The two saints’ teams are in good form after a vigorous school season but they will be up against the formidable German precision from Wartburg and the determined teams of Fatima and Grantleigh.

Overseeing the games will be a handful of the Most Promising Umpires, who were selected at the various regionals, together with a handful of more experienced whistle blowers who will assist in grooming the young umpires.

Included in the group is Kevin Engelbrecht, who will be travelling with his team from Wartburg. Engelbrecht is part of a strong hockey family, with relatives Elona and Michelle playing for Wartburg. This is the fifth challenge for a Wartburg Kirchdorf High School team that has featured as the Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional Winner, coming eighth in 2013, ninth (2014), sixth (2015) and fifth (2016).

— Sophie Thompson: The Elf.

egional winner - eighth (2013), ninth (2014), sixth (2015) and fifth (2016). - Sophie Thompson: The Elf

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