Derby day draws crowds

2017-07-11 06:02
Girls Hockey Team.

Girls Hockey Team.

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THE annual Derby Day clash took place between Hillcrest High School competing against Kloof High School last week. High spirited and closely contested matches took place throughout the day. 

Hillcrest High won 10 of their matches, drew five and lost five, giving them an overall win.
Mr Patrick Windsor, HHS Head of Sports said: “I like to call it the FA cup final of the season – a fantastic day of sport played between both schools. Congratulations to all the players and to Hillcrest High for winning overall."

 One of the highlights was pupil Graham Els, who achieved his 100 caps playing in the boys 1st team hockey match.

A particular mention also has to go to the 1st team game, with a 32-15 win, which gives them a zero-loss season. In the words of their coach Ms Emsone Fourie: "What an amazing Derby Day 2017 and what an amazing season for HHS 1st team netball with a 100% winning rate. I am extremely proud as a coach. You made me and netball and HHS very proud."

 The highlight of the day though, has to be the final 1st team rugby match, where Hillcrest High triumphed in a 23-10 win. Their coach, Mr Dusty Noble, an ex-Sharks and
Lions player, could not hold back happy tears as he made an emotional congratulations.

"Well done to our boys, you made your school proud. Thank you to all - it was a very emotional win supported by an excited mob of thrilled parents, pupils and past pupils alike.

A parent commented: “This was our first experience of derby day, and I would like to congratulate you on the excellent presentation of all the Hillcrest High pupils that we came across throughout the day.
“I am proud to be a parent of one of your pupils.
“Well done again to all your pupils on their general behaviour and neatness.
“Well done to you and your staff for all your efforts in assisting our youngsters stand out so well.”
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