VIDEOS: Margate Sports School festival finishes on a high

Quintin van Jaarsveld

The Margate Sports School festival finished on a high note on Tuesday.

Over 1000 learners from across the country formed the second wave of scholars who met on the rugby field at Douglas Mitchell Sports Grounds in Uvongo and netball courses at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre in Gamalakhe.

The opening ceremony of the second and final week of the annual Easter holidays spectacle took place at Douglas Mitchell on Friday.

Former Springbok speedster Tonderai Chavhanga and Proteas netball ace Precious Mthembu added star power and insight to Week Two by heading the respective coaching clinics.

They were ably assisted by the likes of netball guru Louise du Plessis and local coaches, who helped develop learners’ skills.

Tuesday’s action wrapped up a lively two weeks which saw over 2000 learners in all participate in rugby, netball and hockey – complete with entertaining war cries (watch) – whilst forging friendships and enjoying their South Coast surroundings and beaches.

The local schools who participated were Southcity Christian College, Creston College and Port Shepstone High School, while South Coast Warriors and a local development team ran out in the rugby competition.

Former Springbok Tonderai Chavhanga with Boet and Grace Fourie of Margate Sports School.

This year’s festival saw two new exciting developments. Vision Sport Mauritius scouts kept a close eye on the action and selected sides to compete in Mauritius later this year.

A talented trio from Southcity cracked the nod. Lona Nonkonyana was selected for the Under-18 A team, Karlien Brittion will coach this team, and Milisa Chiliza was included in the Under-18 B team.

The other new addition to the festival was the introduced of Beach Hockey by Madsen Hockey Academy, who headed the hockey aspect of the festival.

“These were wonderful firsts for us. We’re very grateful that Vision Sport Mauritius got involved this year and the battle for places in their touring squad added extra excitement and lifted the standard of netball,” Grace Fourie of Margate Sports School told eHowzit.

“Thanks to all of the coaches, referees and umpires who helped make the festival a great success. It went off really well and we were blessed with good weather. The feedback from the children has been very positive; they all said they had a blast,” she added.

Margate Sports School festival kicks off with much excitement – photo gallery

 

 

 

Vision Sport Mauritius Netball Teams

Week One:

Under-13:

NAME & SURNAME SCHOOL POSITION
LALI MARAIS STEPHANUS ROOS GK
BIANCA VAN BREDA STEPHANUS ROOS GD
NELIZE BARNARD STEPHANUS ROOS GK
GENé JOUBERT STEPHANUS ROOS GA
GENEVéVE DE VAAL STEPHANUS ROOS C
CHANé BEKKER STEPHANUS ROOS WD
AIMEE MARITZ STEPHANUS ROOS WD
LINDIE FOURIE STELLALAND GS
GONTLE SEGERI STELLALAND GD
ANNIKA PRETORIUS MESSINA C
ADRI VAN NIEKERK STELLALAND WA
HANEMIE STOLS STELLALAND GA

COACH: JANINE BAKKER (STEPHANUS ROOS)

Under-18 A:

NAME & SURNAME SCHOOL POSITION
NERINE CLOETE ALIWAL NOORD GS
ANGELIQUE LEEUSKIETER ALIWAL NOORD GA
SU-MARI BRIEDENHANN POSTMASBURG GS
PAMELA DYANTYI ALIWAL NOORD WA
KAY-SUE CROOK ALIWAL NOORD C
TSHEPISO POLILE POSTMASBURG C
JUANé COETZEE LADYBRAND GD
LONA NONKONYANA SOUTHCITY WD
CARINA LAMBRECHTS POSTMASBURG GD
ASENAKO JANTJIES ALIWAL NOORD GD
TSHEDZA LIDOVHO BIRCHLEIGH GK
BABALWA DYANTYI ALIWAL NOORD GK

COACH:  KARLIEN BRITTION (SOUTHCITY)

Under-18 B:

NAME & SURNAME SCHOOL POSITION
LESHABA LANGIE LOUIS TRICHARDT C
MIDANA MUTSHINYA LOUIS TRICHARDT GA
NOBUHLE MKHIZE POSTMASBURG WD
ZENANDE JOJAN POSTMASBURG C
CHRISTINA LAMBRECHTS POSTMASBURG GA
MILISA CHILIZA SOUTHCITY GD
MARLEM CLOETE POSTMASBURG GK
SIMAMKELE MPUQA POSTMASBURG WA
TERRY BANDA BIRCHLEIGH GS
MBALI MASEMOLA BIRCHLEIGH GS
KEMMONE TSHASANE BIRCHLEIGH WD
NTOMBI DHLAMINI LADYBRAND GK

COACH:  ANDRIESA PRETORIUS (ALIWAL NOORD)

Week Two:

Unavailable at time of publishing

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