Extra Curricular

SPORTS REPORT TERM ONE 2017 – MR HOMAN

The first term of our 2017 sport programme has been nothing shy of a success. It has been a long and strenuous term, packed full of fixtures, tournaments, galas and meetings.

Our cricket boys started the year off with a bang, with our U10a team staying unbeaten in all their games this term, our U8 mini-cricket team taking part in a packed festival at Sun Valley and our other age groups posting some impressive victories throughout the term. Our U13 side had a very busy term, playing some memorable fixtures, most notably our matches against Redhill from Johannesburg, Northcote from London, and our T15 tournament under lights against Sweet Valley and Kirstenhof U13a’s.

The tennis team at Bergvliet Primary have had a good season, with many of our players getting the opportunity to experience singles and doubles matches against other schools. The boys and girls have been working very hard with their coaches, and have been improving every week, as the numbers continue to grow.

Bergvliet Primary’s swimming team has grown from strength to strength in 2017, and produced top results. We enjoyed a well-spirited inter-house gala, a fun gala at Kirstenhof, but the stand-out performance was the Zonal Gala, which was hosted at BPS, where our swimmers gave it their all and managed to finish in 2nd place out of 6 schools, just behind the very strong Grove team.

Moving to athletics, our runners have exceeded all expectations this term. We introduced middle and long-distance running for the first time at BPS and took a record number of 40 athletes to our annual inter-school athletics day hosted at Fish Hoek Primary. The boys and girls did us proud, and 5 of our runners made it through to the next round, with Jaden Janson making it all the way to the final round of the Western Province Champs. Moving towards the end of the term, our top 16 sprinters enjoyed a fun athletics meet at Sun Valley Primary school, where our boys and girls showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. Jaden Janson sprinted to victory once again in both his races, with other notable performances by Jadyn Thomas and Pabalo Magadla, who managed to bring home two podium finishes in the ladder relay event.

The first term is now at an end, and it is time for us to change our cricket bats for hockey sticks, our swimming caps for netballs, and our running spikes for soccer boots. If the first terms results are anything to go by, other schools better watch out… winter is coming! Bring on Term 2!

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