uMvotii, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional at Wartburg Kirchdorf
The second last regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge takes place in Wartburg on Saturday, May 12.
Leading the uMvotii, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional is host school, Wartburg Kirchdorf School who have claimed victory five times.
In the picture: Left to right, Neliswa Mkhungo, Gaby Straeuli, Eryn Lötter and Katja Schädle from Wartburg Kirchdorf School having fun at last year’s SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Grand Finals in Durban. Picture: Jonathan Burton
Coach for the defending champs, Lisa Misselhorn stated that her team was not as strong as in previous years, but they were hard at work getting their game plan ironed out to their usual German precision.
Wartburg have dominated the regional with five consecutive wins, since 2013. Previously Wembley College won in 2011 and Ladysmith High won in 2012. Five schools will be participating in this tournament, with the first game of the round robin getting under way at 8am. The games are 28 minutes long, with a change over blown at 14 minutes.
Joining Wartburg are Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg, Wembley College, Domino Servite and Greytown High School. Four points will be awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw with goals, 1 point for a goalless draw and zero points for a loss.
The winner of this region will be heading to the Grand Finals that will be held at St Mary’s DSG in Kloof on July 21 and 22.
Teams that have already reserved their spot at the Grand Finals are Ferrum Hoërskool (Northern KZN); newcomers Epworth School (PMB Central Regional); St Anne’s DSG (PMB Northern Regional); Durban Girls’ College (DBN Central Regional); Amanzimtoti High School (DBN South Regional); Our Lady of Fatima (DBN North Regional); King Edward High School (Southern KZN Regional) and St Mary’s DSG (Highway Regional).
The last regional for 2018 is the North KZN Coastals, which takes place at Grantleigh in Richards Bay on May 19.
For more info visit the tournament’s Facebook page.