On September 9th 2023, the SPAR Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge team assembled at Hoërskool Kempton Park after taking all of August off.
To celebrate the return to U13 action, 10 schools were invited to participate on the Kempton Park Astro:
Laerskool Jan van Riebeeck
Eldoraigne Uitnodiging Span
Laerskool President Steyn
Holy Rosary School
Nageng Primary school
Summer has well and truly arrived on the Highveld. Parents, with children in tow, streamed into the venue at 8.30 dressed for the December holidays in Durban to witness a full day of U13 hockey action.
Winner of Pool A, Laerskool Jan van Riebeeck and winner of Pool B, Laerskool Orion met in the 21st match of the day to determine the overall winner. The teams couldn’t be split in regular time and so a shootout followed. Laerskool Orion took the SPAR trophy home after 2 successive 8 seconds goals and 2 successive 8 seconds saves by their goalkeeper who took the individual reward home for golakeeper of the day. Orion striker also got the top goalscorer award for the day making it a clean sweep. She chose an Austin Smith #5 hockey stick from Princess as her prize.
Thank you to SPAR without whom this wouldn’t be possible. Thank you to Hoërskool Kempton Park for hosting us and providing access to their astro. And lastly, thank you to all the parents who came along to support the u13 girls on a very warm Saturday morning.
Spar Girls Hockey Challenge is thriving and great talent on show. If you missed the action, check out the Supersport Schools app for the matches.