SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge – Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg

SPAR KZN School Girls Hockey Challenge

Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional at Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg in Greytown, Saturday, 14 May

The penultimate in the series of regional tournaments of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge will see seven first teams battle it out for the hotly contested Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional title at Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg in Greytown on Saturday, 14 May.

Schools participating in this hockey derby are Greytown High School, Domino Servite, Wembley College, Estcourt High School, Ladysmith High School, Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg, and defending champions, Wartburg Kirchdorf School, who are hoping to hold on to the title to make it their fourth appearance at the Grand Finals in July.

Wartburg Kirchdorf School XI Vice Captain Liyabona Tyali (left) and Captain Elke Engelbrecht (right) look forward to the Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional at Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg in Greytown on Saturday, 14 May.

Wartburg Kirchdorf School XI Vice Captain Liyabona Tyali (left) and Captain Elke Engelbrecht (right) look forward to the Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi Regional at Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg in Greytown on Saturday, 14 May.

This regional will take the form of a round robin with each game lasting 20 minutes. At the conclusion of the games the top two scoring teams will feature in a final to determine the regional winner that will go through to the Grand Finals at St Mary’s DSG in July,

This regional is always a strong tournament and great community event with fantastic support from parents and the district,” says Tournament Director, Les Galloway. “Everyone goes out of their way to create a festival of sport which impacts hugely on the enjoyment of the game.”

The spirit that shines through in this regional speaks much about SPAR’s brand values of community and family,” says MD for SPAR KZN, Rob Philipson. “While the game of hockey and the development of the sport is important here, what is also important to us is the connecting of people and families and communities. So we once again look forward to what this regional holds.

The winner of this regional will meet nine top teams from KZN, eight of whom have already secured their positions at the Grand Finals. So far Sarel Cilliers from Northern KZN; Pietermaritzburg Girls High School and St Anne’s from the Pietermaritzburg areas; overall defending champions, Durban Girls College; Amanzimtoti from Durban South; Ashton International from Durban North and the most recent addition, King Edward High School from the Southern KZN Regional and Grantleigh College from the North Coastal Regionals have all secured their places in the finals. On Sunday, May 15 the last finalists will be revealed at the Highway Regional at Thomas More College.

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