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Strong starts for local teams at SuperSport Schools Plus | Cape Town International Hockey Tournament

Somerset College secured a win and a draw on the opening day of the Cape Town International Hockey Tournament. Photo: Enhanced Sports and Cape Town International Hockey Tournament.

Western Cape sides, Somerset College, Paarl Girls High SchoolAnd Paarl Gym He took responsibility for Pools A, B and C. ChisipitThe team from neighbouring Zimbabwe topped Pool D after the first day of action Cape Town International Hockey Tournament Wednesday.

19pearl The annual event features 64 teams from u19 boys and girls teams, with 20 teams competing for the title. Elite Girls section.

Last year’s finalists were, Millfield Green Stripes And Kingston Grammardid not return to this year’s tournament, leaving Paarl Gim as the top-ranked team from the event ahead of 2023.

First day, Ian Naked‘s students met expectations and made a great start to the season with consecutive wins.

In their first match they competed against the England team, Uppinghamand beat them 9-0. Ridder’s Square He took the lead in scoring by scoring the first hat-trick of the tournament. Anya Swanepoel scored two goals, Marika Neethling, Jone de Winnaar, Alanda RademeyerAnd Isabella Nellit also shook the networks.

After this big win, they faced a comprehensive 8-0 demolition Windhoek High SchoolNeethling scored twice. A Roux Ridder and Rademeyer were on the scoreboard again, and there were others joining them Tanya Pieterse And Minke Botha.

With these results, it is no surprise that Paarl Gim came top in Pool C.

Paarl Girls High School started the match with a 5-0 defeat Bellville. Nina Cilliers leading the scoring with double digits, Halle Williams, Rouxne PentzAnd Lisa Craven He also scored a goal.

A few hours later they hammered it Windhoek Afrikaans Private School 7-0. As he did in the morning, Cilliers led the scoring with two goals. Williams, Craven and Pentz, who also scored their side’s openers, were again on the scoreboard and joined them Elize Janse van Vuuren And Charlotte Louw.

Ram Year Keevy’The team, which finished ninth last year, is set to aim higher this time around, judging by its opening day performance.

These big victories have taken Paarl Girls’ High to the top of Group B, where they lead the table on goal difference. Parel ValleyScoring five goals and conceding one in their wins Clifton College (Bristol, England) and Bellville.

The only teams to complete the opening day without conceding a goal were the two girls’ schools in Paarl.

From Somerset, Winners of the Belgotex Easter Hockey Tournamententered the tournament as the second best team after finishing in fourth place last year, just behind Paarl Gim.

However, they did not get off to as strong a start as Paarl Gim and Paarl Girls’ High. At Ainsleigh Root‘s charges began their campaign with a 1-1 draw against last year’s Evolve division winners, St. Paul’s. Lara Gouws Found the net for Somerset Leyla Grogli He scored for the Windhoek school.

De Kock’s team found their range when they faced off AKS Lytham. Annabelle Hamel And Nina Benson Each of them contributed to their team’s victory by scoring one goal.

Unlike the other groups, competition in Pool A is tight after the opening day games. Somerset College are tied on four points Hoerskool Kempton Park but have a better goal difference. The Western Cape side have scored three goals and conceded one, while Kempton Park have scored two goals and conceded one.

Behind them Durbanville High School and St. Paul’s, which tied both games, scored twice and conceded two goals

Zimbabwean team Chisipite advanced to the top with their wins in Group D. Springfield Convent School And Hoerskool Outeniqua.

The Kanyiwe Tafuma-The coached team achieved a 2-0 victory over Springfield in their first match, thanks to goals Alexia Pitcher And Zarina MakwarimbaLater in the day, Chisipite again defeated Outeniqua, this time by a margin of 2-0. Emma Reilly And Tanya Masamba Strike for Zimbabweans.

Chisipite’s two wins have levelled the scores with Windhoek Gymnasium, who have two wins, beating Outeniqua 2-1 and Rustenburg 1-0. However, Chisipite, with a goal difference of four goals, are top of the table ahead of Windhoek Gymnasium, who are on plus two after their two wins.

Unfortunately, the second day’s fixtures have been cancelled. South African Weather Service a….. was published Level 8 weather warning For parts of the Western Cape including Cape Town. Organisers will revise the game schedule which will be updated when changes become available.


Pool A

Somerset College 1-1 St Paul’s College
Durbanville High School 1-1 Hoerskool Kempton Park
Somerset College 2-0 AKS Lytham
St Paul’s College 1-1 Durbanville High School
Hoerskool Kempton Park 1-0 AKS Lytham

Pool B

Hoërskool Bellville 0-5 Paarl Girls High School
Clifton College 1-2 Parel Vallei
Hoerskool Bellville 0-3 Parel Vallei
Clifton College 7-0 Windhoek Afrikaans Private School
Paarl Girls High School 7-0 Windhoek Afrikaans Privaatskool

Pool C

Worcester Gym 1-0 Curro Durbanville
Paarl Gym 9-0 Uppingham
Windhoek High School 0-8 Paarl Gym

Pool D

Windhoek Sports Hall 2-1 Hoërskool Outeniqua
Chisipite 2-0 Springfield Priory School
Rustenburg 0-1 Windhoek Sports Hall
Chisipite 2-0 Hoerskool Outeniqua

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