Sporting action in the water - St Andrew's College

Sporting action in the water

Rowing: The Buffalo Regatta
February 13, 2024
Makana Athletics Championships
February 13, 2024
Rowing: The Buffalo Regatta
February 13, 2024
Makana Athletics Championships
February 13, 2024

Sporting action in the water

We had a bustling weekend of water polo, and we extend our gratitude to Mr Searle for orchestrating the thrilling internal league on Saturday. The Dolphins emerged triumphant, clinching the tournament victory and earning a well-deserved reward of pizzas.

U14 – Jason Murray Tournament:

Our U14 boys embarked on their first tournament of the year in East London. They kicked off with impressive wins against Paarl Boys’ and Merrifield but faced a narrow 3-2 defeat to Grey High on the opening day. Despite this setback, they rebounded by defeating Selborne U14B and advancing to the semi-finals, where they faced Selborne U14A and narrowly lost 3-1.

In the battle for 3rd and 4th position against Paarl Boys’, they fought valiantly but unfortunately succumbed to a 4-3 loss, finishing in 4th place. This marks a promising start to the season, and we extend our best wishes as they head to Cape Town this weekend to compete in the Pitcairn Cup.

A special thank you to Coach Ben van der Hoven and Manager Nicola Verwey for their dedicated efforts in looking after the boys and making the weekend memorable for all.

2nd Team – Chukka Festival:

The St Andrew’s College 2nd team showcased their skills at the annual U19 Oakhill Chukka Festival, engaging in 7 highly competitive games against schools of varying abilities. Following a challenging Pearson 2nd team tournament the previous weekend, the team demonstrated resilience, finishing unbeaten with seven victories in Knysna.

Our appreciation goes to Mr Mpho Hlongwane for coaching the team and Mrs Paula Hinks, who efficiently managed the team for the weekend.

The weekend proved to be excellent for water polo, and all the boys thoroughly relished the experience.

Mr Grant Mackenzie