More schools asked to join hands

2016-04-27 06:00

COMMITTEMENT, passion and hard work work for the whole season finally paid off for Haythorne High School women’s team.

The Woodlands-based school were officially crowned 2016 Cumberwood School League (CSL) Champions.

The CSL is made by the likes of Eastwood Secondary School, Haythorne High School, ML Sultan, Karina Secondary School, Raisethorpe, Heather and Northbury Seconday School.

Haythorne were crowned champions after the CSL fixtures were wrapped up at Eastwood Secondary School grounds. According to Haythorne’s coach and CSL co-ordinator Sue Schalwyk the league was founded in order to create a stage for girls to play.

“We felt more emphasis and fucus was mainly on male players. The majority of sponsors and expactions mostly concentrates in men’s soccer and women’s players are eitheir sidelined or overlooked,” said Schalkwyk.

Schalkwyk says it is dissapointing that some of the schools are still not part of CSL and sometimes cagey to travel or honour their fixtures in areas such as Woodlands and Eastwood.

“We need more affiliates to come on board. Unfortunately the likes of Raisethorpe, Heather and Northbury don’t want to travel to Woodlands and Eastwood. It is alleged that they feel unsafe in those areas.

“You can ask any educator or player, there is nothing wrong with Woodlands and Eastwood are their school grounds are perfect, safe and suitable for soccer,”said Schalwyk.

Schalkwyk also revealed that one of the former Haythorne High pupils and player Slindile Chonco has been offered full scholarship at the University of Free State made possible by the ex-Leicester City/ Maritzburg City defender Godfrey Tenoff who is currently working as a sports officer and coach at UFS.

“You can already see that in future some of these girls will carry on with their careers somewhere else and be recruited by national teams and universities. I mean the results are already there and Chonco is a living proof for that.”

Eastwood Secondary School were the runners-up. Haythorne’s next mission will be in August (Women’s Month) where will travel to Kloof to take part in the Annual Women’s Soccer tournament.

“We are not yet done with our goals,”said Schalwyk.

*During the final games in Eastwood on Saturday, Gift of the Givers provided hygenic personal packs for players, coaching staff and administrators.


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