Kingswood hockey fest huge success

FIGHTING OFF CHALLENGE: Kingswood's Vaughan Meyer, right, tries to control possession in their match against St George's from Zimbabwe in the Co-Ed Hockey Festival in Grahamstown
FIGHTING OFF CHALLENGE: Kingswood’s Vaughan Meyer, right, tries to control possession in their match against St George’s from Zimbabwe in the Co-Ed Hockey Festival in Grahamstown

KINGSWOOD’S Co-Ed Hockey Festival at the weekend proved another resounding success, with 32 teams playing 98 matches over the four days in Grahamstown.

A total of 19 schools from around South Africa competed in this annual schools hockey extravaganza, with matches being played at Kingswood, St Andrew’s, DSG and Rhodes University.

Each team played six matches and the organisers were especially pleased to have attracted teams from as far afield as KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Zimbabwe.

First team boys coach and festival organiser Gregg van Molendorff said: “There can be no doubt that it will continue to grow in stature as one of the premier hockey events in the country over the next few years.”

Due the fact that the event was a festival, there were no official winners for the respective sections. However, in the boys’ section, both Westville and Clifton finished unbeaten, as did Hudson Park in the girls’ section.

The following teams took part:

Boys: Kingswood, Graeme and St Andrew’s (Grahamstown); Hudson Park, Stirling and Cambridge (Border); St Dominic’s, Woodridge (EP); York, Glenwood House ( SWD); Clifton, DHS, Westville, St Charles (KZN); Trinity, Cornwall Hill (Gauteng); St George’s, St John’s, Peterhouse (Zimbabwe).

Girls: Kingswood, VG, DSG (Grahamstown); Hudson Park, Stirling, Cambridge (Border); St Dominic’s, Woodridge (EP); Union (Graaff-Reinet); York, Glenwood House (SWD); Trinity, Cornwall Hill (Gauteng).

 

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