On July 15, eight under 13 hockey teams gathered at Kingsmead College in Rosebank to engage in a day of fun.
Dance offs, war cries and 25 minute hockey matches were the order of the day as the mercury struggled to break free from single digits. Hosts, Kingsmead College were in a pool with Assumption, Roedean and St Mary’s, while pool B was made up of Rivonia Primary, St Katherine’s, In Touch and St Teresa’s.
The format dictated that each team would play three matches in their pool and because it’s a Festival there’s no real winner or loser on the day. The emphasis at SPAR Hockey Festivals is on participation and fun.
A word from Meagan, the Spar Challenge Events Manager on the day:
What a way to start our first ever U13 Girls Spar Day Challenge!
A welcome to the crisp fresh air at the beautiful Kingsmead College, wonderful hosts, met by some pretty impressive and ever so competitive U13 Girls from a few schools around Johannesburg. Thank you all for making this day one to remember, from the Cold hands to Amazing Song choices and dancing to making new friends for life, we appreciate you all for showing your love for the game, Hockey.
To our Coaches, Managers and Umpires, without you, hockey would never happen, your time and devotion to the sport is unmatched, we thank you, endlessly. Another Huge Thank you to SPAR for making sure our parents had yummy warm, and very much needed Coffee/Teas then to our players and Staff receiving overflowing goodie bags and shirts, not to forget, the phenomenal prizes handed out to players. Lastly, to our Players, Well done. Your hard work and commitment to the sport is recognized and showing in great talent, your passion for the sport gives us huge hope for the future. Thank you for being apart of the Hockey Family.