Athlone High School for Girls

Sport

SOCCER

The 2010 season was a great one for the girls’ soccer team. The players were involved in various matches and gave it their best at all times. As the girls soccer manager I was proud of the way they handled themselves in difficult situations. We are proud to announce that we won 4 matches, drew 1 and lost 1 match to Forest High School. The girls' commitment is noteworthy and a few girls have been selected to play in the District team. However, due to organisation gremlins at the district, we had to withdraw our players. Owing to the commendable performance of our team, we have captivated the attention and interest of different tournament organisers. We were inundated with invitations to play in many tournaments but had to refuse many in the academic interest of the learners. We managed to win games against the best schools in our league, as a result of which we ended the season on a good note. This was possible because of dedicated players especially Siphokazi Tinta and Gloria Hobbs who were outstanding and exceptional.The team constantly dispalyed a high standard of soccer skills and talent on the field.

For the 2011 season all eyes will be on some of the players who will be trying to win the cup for the school.The UJ league kicked off on 3rd August and will continue into September. There are 9 other schools participating in the league. The girls scored an astounding 8 goals against John Orr Technical School and drew against Midrand High.

 

HOCKEY

The hockey season started with a huge turnout, many newcomers and a few veterans. Practice sessions commenced with great enthusiasm and energy.Support for the team was incredible and the players were very rich in postivity, determination, participation and teamwork. The enjoyment of partaking in the sport was fully worthwhile. Keen involvement was evident at both the home and away matches. The girls must be complimented for taking care of their hockey sticks. Players were very willing to learn and expand their knowledge and skills in the sport. We had a great hockey season and trust that the girls had fun.

There are many areas in which the team needs improvement, and we are looking forward to working on these aspects. With hard work and team spirit we hope to increase the competition level and bring bring more glory to Athlone Girls’ High.

There were many members of this team that were given awards for their dedication to practises and matches, as well as for improvement and great skill. These learners are to be congratulated for their participation.

ATHLETICS

The athletices season commenced with a large turnout of very enthusiastic students who all were very interested in improving their athletic skills, as well as their general fitness levels.The commitment from the students resulted in them attracting new students each and every week, resulting in a larger turnout from week to week. The dedication and hardwork definitely paid out, resulting in Kainda Asumani and Dorothy Dube taking 1st and 2nd positions in the 100m and 200m sprints respectively at the pre-Gauteng trials at Hoerskool Vorentoe, whilst competing against some of the best in the region. Great improvement in the relay teams was noted, resulting in the U15,17 & 18 placings of 1st, 3rd and 4th respectively at the Distrcit 9 meeting which was held at Barnato Park High School. The overall performance was quite commendable at both Barnato Park High and Vorentoe. We definitely look forward to greater performance and participation as the new athletic season commences. .

There are many areas in which the team needs improvement, and we are looking forward to working on these aspects. With hard work and team spirit we hope to increase the competition level and bring bring more glory to Athlone Girls’ High.

There were many members of this team that were given awards for their dedication to practises and matches, as well as for improvement and great skill. These learners are to be congratulated for their participation.

 

BASKETBALL

This year has been a wonderful year in basketball. In 2007 only 5 learners were interested in basketball. With dedication, perseverance and passion for the sport, the team gradually developed the skills and strategies required to play. With the assistance of a coach, the players were transformed into a brilliant team. Our girls have participated very well throughout the year. They were dedicated and attended their weekly training sessions. Their unwavering dedication in 2011 led to us qualifying for the biggest 16 Gauteng Championship. Unfortunately, the competition was strong and we were knocked out in the early stages of the tournament. Well done to the hockey players, we look forward to more victories in 2012!

 

NETBALL

Netball has for some years been the most popular and best supported sport at the school and 2011 saw the largest group since 2008. We had 7 teams who successfully made it to the trials. We are delighted that Kapinga Kamunga from the Under 16 team was selected to play at Provincial level. Unfortunately due to foul play, she was deprived of that opportunity.

The netball teams particpated in the league tournaments and the Under 17 team did us proud by making it through to the quarter finals.All the other teams were committed and produced good results despite challenges.

 

TENNIS

Tennis has always enjoyed small but interested support.2011 marked a significant improvement in learner involvement in Tennis. For the first time the sport was played at a competitive level against other schools. The tennis players are very dedicated and attend practice sessions diligently. As a team the girls worked together to achieve excellent tennis players. That is what they aimed for and they achieved their goal for this year. We are are grateful for the services of a past learner, Prisca Lete, who has served faithfully as the coach.

 

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