British hockey team visits GHS

2017-08-02 06:00
The King’s High School hockey team at Pietermaritzburg Girls High last Tuesday.PHOTOS: LETHIWE MAKHANYA

The King’s High School hockey team at Pietermaritzburg Girls High last Tuesday.PHOTOS: LETHIWE MAKHANYA

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THE King’s High School from Canterbury, England, on a South Africa hockey tour, played against Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School on Monday. Participants were the U16, A and B teams from both schools.

GHS A beat King’s High A 4-1, and Kings High B team beat GHS B 2-1.

Kings High A team admitted defeat saying that it was a tough game and they had challenges.

“It was a good game, but it was tough. The team we played was very good. I think our problem was that we were unfit. If we can increase our fitness level we will come back fighting. We want a rematch,” said Mabel Pickering, King’s High A team player.

However, being unfit was not the only challenge the team faced. They were not used to playing in warm weather.

“We are not used playing in the heat - we are used to playing in 10 degrees, at the least. It was like summer for us, but it was beneficiary because we learnt something and we will be able to play in the heat when we go back,” said Mabel.

Nolwazi Zondi, in the GHS A team, said their team played well and hope that King’s High returns.

“We are always keen for a game - they must come back. If we can play like this after holidays without training it means we are doing well, but there is always room for improvement,” she said. King’s High pupils said they love South Africa, and their hockey tour will form part of their history.

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