Junior jottings

2018-04-18 06:01
Andiswa Myaka took part in the KZN karate tourname-nt hosted by Greytown and was graded to a yellow belt.

Andiswa Myaka took part in the KZN karate tourname-nt hosted by Greytown and was graded to a yellow belt.

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GREYTOWN Junior’s U13 rugby side travelled to Utrecht to attend the annual Utrecht sport week on March 25, accompanied by Mr Stanzcyk, Mr Goosen and Mr Gumede.

A total of 16 schools were present. Greytown Junior started strong winning their first two games and was placed in the A division. The side played a total of five games winning three, drawing two and then progressed to the final.

Greytown Junior was placed second out of 16 schools and received silver medals.

The best kicker of the tournament went to Greytown Junior’s fly-half Ntando Makhaye.

The side was also awarded with the Best Team Spirit and Overall Neatness and Best Discipline title.

“A big thank you to our sponsor Brokesure whose continuous support is appreciated”, they said.

The U13 Greytown Junior hockey girls traveled to Utrecht to take part in a three-day hockey tournament and were accompanied by Miss Y. Fouchè and Miss M. Chetty.

The girls participated with enthusiasm and showed great skills.

Amongst the several schools who participated, the Greytown Junior girls took third place.

The results were as follows:

Greytown Junior vs St Catherines — Won 1-0

Greytown Junior vs Grantham Park — Won 1-0

Greytown Junior vs Utrecht — Won 2-0

Greytown Junior vs NRS — Lost 2-0

Greytown Junior vs Veldenvlei — Won 1-0

Greytown Junior vs Glencoe — Draw 0-0

Ten pupils of Greytown Junior School who participated in the KZN Kyoshinkaikan Youth Knockdown Karate Tournament also had a commendable tournament.

They had to attend a practice camp from April 1 to 6 first, where they were hosted in the junior hostel.

The participants had to be up early in the mornings for their first run and exercises with breakfast at 8 am followed by round two of practice, lunch at 12.30 pm and then the last round of katas and movement in the hall with dinner served at 7 pm.

On April 5 participants were graded in the G.J.S Hall, where all fighters were encouraged to participate in the katas category to develop karate basics, life skills, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Andiswa Myaka was graded to her next belt which was the yellow belt. On April 7, the day of the tournament Andiswa was fighting and performing katas.

She was placed second and fourth in the katas category.

To the instructors Senpai
Sbonelo Mkhize first dan black belt and Senpai Lungisani Mabaso second kyu brown belt and all competitors, well done and good luck for the rest of the year.

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