GHS sports award winners

2017-10-18 06:00
At the school with the top five 2017 sports achievers (back, from left) Emily Murray, Charmaine Koekermoer (GHS head of sport), Lukhanyo Nkozo, and (front, from left) Maria Diedrick, Nonkanyiso Nyati and Nolwazi Zondi.PHOTO: supplied

At the school with the top five 2017 sports achievers (back, from left) Emily Murray, Charmaine Koekermoer (GHS head of sport), Lukhanyo Nkozo, and (front, from left) Maria Diedrick, Nonkanyiso Nyati and Nolwazi Zondi.PHOTO: supplied

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PIETERMARITZBURG Girls’ High School held its sports awards recently with numerous pupils being acknowledged for their outstanding achievements not only in the sporting codes offered at the school, but also those not offered by the school.

The Junior All-round Sport Award went to Lukhanyo Nkonzo. She was recognised for her participation in volleyball and has been a loyal member of the U14A netball (captain), basketball, soccer, hockey and junior A indoor teams. She also represented KZN Inland U14A in hockey.

The Phumzile Gumede Award for a committed and unassuming sportswoman went to Emily Murray.

Emily won this award for representing­ the first hockey, tennis and water polo teams, swimming B squad and served as a games secretary.

Maria Diedrick won the Gia Cousins Trophy for achievement, sportsmanship and service. She played for the third hockey, swimming A squad, first soccer and water polo teams and represented the South African U17 team in the European Union Cup in the Czech Republic.

Nolwazi Zondi was the recipient of the Taryn de Winnaar Trophy for perseverance and commitment. She was recognised for taking her role as games secretary very seriously. She was a committed player in the third tennis, second in netball, first hockey and indoor hockey teams. In spite of a broken finger, she represented KwaZulu-Natal in the national U18 hockey tournament, and has been included in the South African U17 squad and been selected to the South African U18 B team.

The top award, the Val Fowler Trophy for Outstanding Senior Sportswoman, went to Nonkanyiso Nyati. Nonkanyiso played for the schools second netball team, first teams in basketball, tennis, hockey and indoor hockey. She represented the district at tennis in 2016 and this year the U18A KZN Inland hockey team at the national tournament.

Nyati has also been selected for the KZN U18 basketball team and will play in the national schools championship in December. - Supplied.

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