Draw held for PMB High Schools FA Cup

2016-08-17 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Pupils waiting for the draw for the PMB High Schools FA Cup (from left) Xolani Hlongwa, Siyalaka Magula (Raisethorpe Secondary), Collen Goldstone, Sandile Ngubane, Anele Ndlovu (Haythorne Secondary) and Tegan Bachoo (Maritzburg College).

PHOTO: supplied Pupils waiting for the draw for the PMB High Schools FA Cup (from left) Xolani Hlongwa, Siyalaka Magula (Raisethorpe Secondary), Collen Goldstone, Sandile Ngubane, Anele Ndlovu (Haythorne Secondary) and Tegan Bachoo (Maritzburg College).

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THE draw for the 7th annual PMB High Schools Football Association Cup was held last Friday at Carter High School.

A record number of 32 schools are participating in this year’s tournament, which takes place at Carter High on 27 and 28 August.

“When we started this tournament in 2010, the aim was to provide a tournament for the high schools in the greater PMB area, being inclusive as possible but also insisting that the best possible standards are maintained to ensure an enjoyable tournament firstly for the players, the schools and the sponsors. Too often, football accepts second-best standards but we’ve shown this doesn’t have to be the case. Each year the tournament has grown in stature and we are pleased this year to have 18 boys schools and 14 girls participating from as far afield as Ixopo, Richmond, Treverton, Greytown and Wartburg and just about everywhere in between,” said tournament organiser Dan Haswell.

The tournament has also provided a platform for many talented footballers to be scouted for higher honours and many who have excelled have gone on to receive professional contracts and sport bursaries at tertiary institutions.

One such player is former Maritzburg College pupil Ryan Moon, who has recently signed for Kaizer Chiefs. Moon still holds the tournament record of seven goals scored set in 2013.

The girls section, which has been dominated by Haythorne Secondary having won it three times in a row, may be more challenging this year with the likes of Edendale Technical College and Ixopo High School having entered girls teams for the first time. The boys section is always impossible to predict - last year’s winners ML Sultan Secondary will be challenged by the likes of Haythorne, Alexandra, Edendale and hosts Carter or perhaps Maritzburg College will be able to win the trophy that has eluded them thus far, despite a number of semi final and final appearances.

The group stage of the tournament will be played on 27 August and the knock-out stages on 28 August. Entrance is free, so make your way to Carter High School for some exciting local schools football.

- Supplied.

FA CUP 2016 GROUPS BOYS

Group A:

Maritzburg College

Maritzburg Christian School

Wartburg Kirchdorf School

St Charles College

Group B:

ML Sultan Secondary

Raisethorpe High School

Treverton College

Greytown High School

Group C:

Haythorne Secondary

Ixopo High School

Edendale Technical College

Howick High School

Voortrekker High School

Group D:

Carter High School

St Nicholas Diocesan School

Alexandra High School

Zakhe Agricultural College

Linpark High School.

FA CUP 2016 GROUPS GIRLS

Group A:

Carter

Wartburg Kirchdorf School

Maritzburg Christian School

Group B:

ML Sultan Secondary

St Nicholas Diocesan College

Howick High School

Group C:

Linpark High School

Russell High School

Treverton College

Voortrekker High School

Group D:

Haythorne Secondary

Edendale Technical College

Ixopo High School

St Anne’s Diocesan College

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