Sabina, who is in grade 11 at Danville Park Girls’ High School, participated at the SA Canoe Marathon Champs in Cape Town this past weekend in testing and freezing conditions. In the U18 K1 (singles) she placed 3rd and in the K2 (Doubles) Sabina and her partner Christie came 1st, securing a spot in the South African team who will compete at the World marathon Champs in Germany in September.
Well done Sabina!! We will be holding thumbs and look forward to hearing your results in September.
The Danville Park Girls’ High School first team Netball have been a dynamite team since Grade 8.
They were undefeated in grade 8 in 2012. They competed in the Schools Challenge in Grade 9, and won all their games therefore being the top KZN team in 2013 . They represented KZN in the National Netball Schools Championship in Boksburg. In 2014, they lost to Kuswag by one goal and didn’t make it to the Boksburg tournament. In 2015 they won the Schools Challenge in KZN and competed once again at Boksburg. This is now the third year that this team has won the Schools Challenge and therefore will represent KZN in August at the National Netball Schools Championship in Boksburg. 7 out of our team are KZN players and have their goals set on playing in the Brutal Fruit challenge in the future. We look forward to hearing their result in August 2016.
Recently, Danville Park Girls’ High school held its inaugural under -13 Photonote Hockey Festival. Participating primary schools included: Our Lady of Fatima, Chelsea Preparatory, Maris Stella, Atholl Heights Primary , Athlone Primary and Northlands Primary . Danville Park Girls’ High also entered an invitational team.
The idea behind this event was to allow the primary schools and this worked out to be very effective as each school played 4 games over the two days.
Erin Hunter, South African Hockey player, opened the festival with an inspiring talk to the players and encouraged them to follow their dream of Green and Gold. She told the story of how she came to play for the National side and was inspired by several people including Pietie Coetzee, who officially opened our Astro . Pietie was a South African hockey player, and is the leading goal scorer in Women’s International hockey. The tournament was a huge success despite the weather. We hope that this event will become an annual festival.
Recently, Tate, a grade 9 pupil at Danville Park Girls’ High School competed in her first obstacle course race at the Impi Challenge which was held in Eston. She competed in the Impi Dash Competitive category, which consisted of a 5 km trail run with 8 obstacle challenges. She did incredibly well and came in 3rd overall, 1st lady across the line and only 44 seconds behind first place! This really is an exceptional achievement considering that she couldn’t even reach some of the obstacles but somehow managed to get over!
Tate is a really talented Trail runner; to date she has completed in 6 trail events and has achieved the first lady home in all of them.
The following Danville girls have made the KZN Coastal Hockey team in their respected age groups. U18B Caitlyn de Lange, U16B Tatum Lardant and Awande Mkhwanazi, U14A Tatum Kroutz and Caitlyn Field.
The U14A Team is made up of the best players in the whole of KZN, so this is massive for Danville Hockey having two in!
Two Danville Park Girls’ High Pupils, Kelly Snyman (Grade 11) and Christy Gilmour (Grade 10) were selected to be part of the KZN Long board Surfing team and participate in the SA Champs at Mossel Bay, Southern Cape, at the end of April 2016. Christy competed in the U16 and Open Women and Kelly in the Open Women. Christy was placed 6th in the Open Women followed by Kelly in 7th place. Congratulations to Christy who won the U16 Division.
Caitlyn , a grade 12 pupil at Danville Park Girl’s High, has recently played 50 games for Danville’s First Team Hockey, has made the U18B KZN Coastal Hockey Team and has been selected for the KZN U18 Waterpolo Team. Awesome work Caitlyn.
Justine Burnard, a grade 12 pupil at Danville Park Girls’ High School,was selected for the squad of riders to represent Kwazulu-Natal in the South African International Championship (SAIC) Tournament for Endurance Riding which was held recently at Fauries Smith in the Free State.
SAIC, also known as the Tri-Nations, is the yearly international endurance event in which overseas countries (Namibia, Botswana, UAE, Uruguay) come to participate and challenge the talented SA riders.
Justine competed in the 80km and 120km ride. In the 80km race she was placed 1st in the Lightweight class in a time of 3hrs and 28 minutes. Justine has also broken the 3000km barrier.
Ally competed in the Level 3 Swimming Championship in Port Elizabeth in the holidays and did exceptionally well. Her results were as follows: 2nd place in the 14yrs 50m Freestyle, 3rd place in the 14yrs 100m Freestyle and 3rd place in the 14yrs 200m Individual Medley. Last weekend she competed in the Inter- Provincial Lifesaving Championships. Ally won the Surf Swim and the Iron Nipper in the Girls U14 age category. Ally also competed in the Inter-Club Champs in the U14 age group and her results were as follows: • 1st place in the Surf Swim • 1st place in the Run Swim Run • 1st place in the Iron Nipper • 2nd place in the Beach Sprint • 3rd place in the Board Race • 4th place in the Long Run • 4th place in the Flags Ally won the Girls U14 SA Competitor of the Competition. Ally was also announced as the highest scoring nipper in the competition scoring 47 points (out of a potential 56). Congratulations Ally on all your exceptional achievements.
On Saturday, 12 March, 52 Junior Men and 20 Junior Women got to the starting line for the 2016 Bloemfontein ATU Triathlon Junior African Championships in Maselspoort, which features the future of South African Triathlon.
Tegan, a grade 9 student at Danville Park Girls’ High School participated in the 14-15 year group, representing Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The race started with a 400m swim, which Tegan completed in just over 6 minutes. She then transitioned through to the bike ride where she completed the 10km cycle where she averaged over 30km/h.
The final leg of the Triathlon was a 2.5km run and Tegan finished in a total time of 38:43 giving her 2nd place in the Junior Women’s Youth Race.
Well done ,Tegan! Your hard work and dedication has resulted in an amazing end to the season!