HUNDREDS of spectators flocked to the Raymond Mhlaba Indoor Sports Centre to watch the last netball games of the season and to Motherwell NU 1 Rugby Stadium to watch final rugby matches of the Zonke SuperSPAR High Schools League on Friday.
In the U/15 Netball League, Douglas Mbopa High School claimed the champions’ floating trophy, gold medals and R2 500.
Soqhayisa High School were crowned the runners-up and received R1 500 and silver medals, while the third-placed Ndyebo High School went home with R1 000 and bronze medals.
In the U/18 Netball League, the new title holders were Motherwell High School, who received a floating trophy, gold medals and R2 500. Soqhayisa High School walked away with R1 500 plus silver medals, while the third-placed team, Masiphathisane High School, settled for bronze medals and R1 000.
In the U/18 Rugby League, Motherwell High School lifted the floating trophy, gold medals and R5 000. The league runners-up, Coselelani High School, were awarded silver medals and R3 000 and the third finishers Masiphathisane High School got bronze medals and R2 000.
Motherwell High School U/18 netball coach, Nozizwe Macanda, stated that her school team was well prepared.
“My girls did their homework and were well prepared. They were disciplined and played according to my instructions,” said Macanda.
Motherwell High School rugby coach, Sizwe Kobese, said that his team won all their games.
“We used to lose some tournaments in the past. This time around we won all our games. Credit goes to our former learner, Tholakele Sokhela, whom we work with in training our boys.
“I would like to thank Diba Lam Services project manager, Malusi Andries, for introducing the Zonke SuperSPAR High Schools League.”
Zonke SuperSPAR owner, Kevin Klette, who commended the schools that took part in the games, stated that it was a fantastic sporting league organised by Diba Lam Services and different schools in Motherwell.
“It has been a fantastic league so far and we look forward to being involved in the future. It has been a well-organised league and we congratulate the winners.
“We are giving something back to our loyal customers in Motherwell. Andries has organised the tournament successfully,” Klette said.
Andries stated that many tournaments were only played on one day in Motherwell and they decided to contact Zonke SuperSPAR to assist them to run the league.
“We explained our idea to them that we were planning to run a schools’ league in rugby, soccer and netball.
“The aim of the league is to see the learners playing on a weekly basis. Zonke SuperSPAR gave us a sponsorship of R40 000 to run the schools’ league.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Klette for helping us to run this league.
“I would also like to thank the DSRAC and Department of Education for sponsoring trophies, medals and medics and hiring some fields,” said Andries.