At least 125 schools have gathered at the Hoërskool Dr E G Jansen in Boksburg on Friday, 3 August 2012, for the annual National Schools Netball Championships hosted by South African Schools Netball (SASN), an affiliate member of Netball South Africa.
The two-day event is attracting popular support, with particularly big crowds expected on Saturday, when the finals take place in the afternoon.
The tournament will be used by selectors to determine which U15 teams will go to Singapore for an international tournament at the end of the year, in addition to another squad of players who will be visiting Dubai early in 2013.
SPAR National Netball player Erin Burger and gsport4girls Editor Kass Naidoo were invited to the opening function to give the players a few words of encouragement.
Along the sidelines of the tournament Nellie and Sindy of Kiriyatswane Secondary in Mpumalanga were delighted to be at the Schools Champs, “It means a lot to be here”, said Nellie, “Learning on the big stage!”
“And we have seen Erin,” added a clearly impressed Sindy, while holding tightly on to her autographed photograph of national heroine, Erin Burger – who at her special request, also autographed Nellie’s T-shirt, after the obligatory photo was take.
Day 1 Results at the U/19 SA Schools Netball Championships, at Hoërskool Dr E G Jansen, in Boksburg, on Friday, 3 August, 2012: Rustenburg 31-6 Hebron Rustenburg 22-15 Stellenberg AHMP 23-13 HTS Middelburg AHMP 30-9 Danville Voortrekker 17-10 Danville HTS Middelburg 30-4 Hebron Potch Volksskool 38-3 Ridge Park Potch Volksskool 17-17 Diamantveld Marais Viljoen 18-19 Ben Vorster Marais Viljoen 60-4 Ridge Park Brandwag 23-19 Diamantveld Ben Vorster 21-20 Brandwag Potch Gim 31-16 Nylstroom Potch Gim 21-18 Duineveld Menlopark 46-4 Kiriyatswane Eldoraign 37-19 Nylstroom Cambridge 18-7 Kiriyatswane Waterkloof 28-11 Middelburg Sentraal 36-3 Tom Naude Paarl Girls High 26-13 Brits Rustenburg 27-20 Voortrekker Rustenburg 30-16 HTS Middelburg AHMP 37-9 Hebron 9 AHMP 29-13 Voortrekker Voortrekker 30-22 Stellenberg HTS Middelburg 25-11 Danville Stellenberg 49-4 Hebron Stellenberg 29-16 Danville Potch Volkskool 26-13 Brandwag Potch Volkskool 25-20 Ben Vorster Marais Viljoen 35-21 Brandwag 21 Marais Viljoen 21-17 Diamantveld Ben Vorster 44-5 Ridge Park Diamantveld 44-9 Ridge Park Menlopark 40-13 Nylstroom Menlopark 30-14 Duineveld Eldoraign 24-22 Potch Gim Eldoraign 43-11 Cambridge Eldoraign 44-8 Kiriyatswane Nylstroom 22-20 Cambridge