Sports news 22nd and 23rd June 2014

SA Vuka Rugby Legends – Stallions : 21 June 2014

Vuka rugby Stallions competition kicked off on Saturday, 21 June 2014.
Spine Road was well represented at this competition with the following persons included in the squad -Mr I. Peters ( SGB member) – U/15 stallions team coach
Mr M. Tregonning (SGB member & Spine Rd u/19 Coach) – u/19 stallions coach

13The stallions under 15 team faced the Langa Hurricanes which concluded in a 41-5 win to the stallions.
Langa Hurricans graced the game with 1 try whilst the  Stallions contributed 7.
The following players were responsible for the collection of try’s – Hoosain Isaacs = 2, Mujaahid
Benjamin =2, Abdul Muhammed 1, Marco Tregonning 1 and Uthmaan Frieslaar ( captain) 1.
Conversions by Marco Tregonning and Shalum McCauley. The players excitedly interacted with
Stormers player Nizaam Carr

14Soccer: U/19 Mr Price – 21 June 2014 – Spine vs Portlands

Our boys in red faced league contenders Portlands High School in this weeks Mr Price U/19
soccer clash. Despite a good defensive display by our boys, we could not quite manage to
retaliate offensively. Goals eluded both teams as they concluded the game with a scoreless draw.

Spine 0 – Portlands 0!

Celebrating Youth Month – Spine Road High School ” Day of Play”

Soccer:  Even though it was raining buckets our Spine Rod High Sports department ensured yet another sporting day for learners of Spine Road High and neighbouring surrounding schools.
Mr Peters (SGB Spine Road High) welcomed all the learners and highlighted the importance and historical significance of Youth Day. The programme of events were presented to participants –  followed by the singing of our country’s national anthem “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika” and “The Call of South Africa” (known in Afrikaans as “Die Stem van Suid Afrika”), simultaneously blessed by showers of rain.

Soccer kicked off at 9.30 with Spine Road vs Aloe High playing two matches (Aloe coached by Mr Fluers). 1st match won by Spine Road 2-0 whilst the 2nd was lost to Aloe  2-1. In recognition of their willing participation despite the harsh weather conditions, players were treated to a light brunch

Support:  A loud and proud “whoop whoop” to the learners of grade 11A who assisted with administrative as well as refereeing duties #proudlySpineRd

Netball: Thanks to Aloe ladies for braving the cold – sadly, with no indoor facilities and an unsafe playing pitch ( wet weather), these matches had to be suspended.

Rugby:  Ruck ‘Jol in partnership with Vuka Rugby Legends
Despite a heavy downpour, four schools braved the cold and wet weather to enjoy the games. A big thanks to Aloe High, Tafelsig High, Dural Arkam and the host Spine Road High players for you
sportsmanship . The competition took place in the form of a 10-  A- side tournament with the first ball kicked off between  Spine Road and Aloe. The host lost the game in the last minute of the game 7 to  5 with the second game  also being a tight affair between Tafelsig and Dural Arkam  –  Tafelsig claimed victory by with a  7 to 0 final score.

After two hours of play and no respite from the heavy downpours, event organisers mutually agreed that the field was becoming a safety hazard for the participants and matches were duly suspended. Vuka Rugby Legends proceeded to present the players with a short life-skills programme to concluded activities.

Spine Road wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to participating schools Darul Arqam, Tafelsig and Aloe for their support. Also to Vuka and SA Rugby Legends for their assistants with match officials and first aid.

“I am the product of Africa and her long-cherished view of rebirth that can now be realised so that all of her children may play in the sun. – Nelson Mandela’s final speech as president to the South African parliament, Cape Town 26 March 1999″

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