GHS nominated as Sport Focus School

2016-03-30 06:00
In the Pietermaritzburg Girls High School gym (front, from left) Taryn de Winnaar (head of sport), Noxolo Manele, Valerie Fowler (principal), and (back) Julia Turner and Lauren Brown.PHOTO: supplied

In the Pietermaritzburg Girls High School gym (front, from left) Taryn de Winnaar (head of sport), Noxolo Manele, Valerie Fowler (principal), and (back) Julia Turner and Lauren Brown.PHOTO: supplied

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PIETERMARITZBURG Girls’ High School has being nominated as a Sport Focus School in the disciplines of hockey, basketball and netball by the Department of Sport and Recreation after a rigorous selection process.

Only eight schools in KZN were awarded the prestigious title.

This initiative aims to partner with selected schools to provide top school- going sports men and women with a strong foundation to one day compete at national level, and ultimately at the 2022 Durban Commonwealth Games.

Supported by the Free State Sport Science Institute, Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School will offer chosen candidates tailored training programmes and recovery strategies, assistance with injury prevention and management and guidance on the proper use of equipment and supplements.

Candidates will also have access to GHS’s state-of-the-art sporting facilities, some of which include an indoor centre, six netball fields, heated swimming pool, artificial hockey surface and a fully equipped gym.

Qualified and dedicated coaches will ensure that candidates not only maintain a balance on the sports field, but also with academic and cultural endeavours.

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