Sports Roundup, Week Ending 2 March 2018

WBHS Athletics 2018

Friday 2 March 2018, Wynberg Boys' High School: The mornings are slightly cooler and the financial year has come to end, a signal that we have reached the last fortnight of summer sport. With tours and derby matches wrapping up the first term 2018, one can anticipate the season going out with a bang.

The Wynberg supporters caps have arrived. Only online orders through Moodle were recorded, caps may be collected from the Student Support Desk on submission of proof of payment.

The rugby department is sourcing an affordable and efficient practice jersey. An online order form will be published to Moodle soon - while the jerseys will be available this year, they will only become compulsory kit from 2019.


Wynberg Boys' High School AthleticsOur boys competed against top athletes from Southern Zone schools in the zonal semi-final event held in Bellville. After a long day of competition, 16 of our athletes made it through to next round to form part of the Southern Zone team to take on teams from the Northern, Table Bay, and False Bay Zones for a place in the Western Province athletics team on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March at the Vygieskraal track. The Western Province team will compete at the Western Cape Championships in Paarl on the weekend of 9 March.

We wish them all the very best:

Ruben Fourie, Yaqub Adams, Cole Abrahams, Jaden Hoedemaker, Dylan Rudolph, Zachary Porthen, Lishan Meyer, Corne Conradie, Ryan Mitchell, Ziyaad Damonze, Adrian Taylor, Tyler McClure, Keanu Gelderblom, Cayno February, Luke Matthewson, Jared Waltman

View photos of the recent athletics tour to Waterkloof / Tuks on Flickr


WBHS Basketball at St John'sThis week saw our teams competiting in the penultimate set of fixtures for the first term - well done to the U14A & U16A on hard-fought wins over SACS. Our B side matches were postponed - with make-up matches to be advised. Our C teams were at home to Settlers' B teams - the new U16D side performed at peak to claim a win over Settlers U16B, while our U16C finished their match with a dramatic 3 pointer.

Good luck to the 1st team who compete in an international school tournament at St John's College in Johannesburg this weekend.


The past fortnight saw the 1st XI play Yorkshire Academy, Grey High School, Affies, Paarl Gym, Paarl Boys, and Worksop College from the UK. After a number of incredibly tight finishes in matches that could have gone either way, the lads will be looking to bounce back against Paul Roos this weekend - the match will be a milestome event for our captain, Matthew de Villiers, who earns his 100th 1st XI cap.

Wynberg Cricket have three more league fixtures until winter sport season: Paul Roos, Pinelands, and the traditional finish against old rivals SACS.

Congratulations to the following boys that have been identified to participate in the district programme ahead of team selection for national weeks at the end of the year.

Bonga Makaka, Matthew de Villiers, Brent Johnson, Chase Hermanus, Seb Balman, Siya Plaatjie, Matthew Petersen, Riaz Paleker, Nazeem Noor, Raeez Carr, Thando Ntini, Jason Alexander

Cameron Tanner, Tristan Perez, Zayd Noor, Jarryd Southgate, Imtiyaaz Samaai, Dom Miles, Tebogo Faas

Nic Govender, Fayaad Domingo, Tyler Williams, Laeeq Cooper, Amir Shaik, Kieron Adams

Cricket Fixtures

WBHS Cricket  U15C vs Paul Roos WBHS Cricket U14D vs Paul Roos WBHS Cricket U14B vs Paarl Boys WBHS Cricket 2nd XI vs Paarl Boys



All our A and B squads are in full preparation for the upcoming rugby season. Weeks of gym and field work, trail running, alternating with white board and video review sessions in the classroom, will soon to give way to the eagerly anticipated first matches of the season.

WP Rugby:
The following boys have been included for training with the WP High Performance squads for the 2018 provincial weeks:

Under 16 - Grant Khomo
Yasseen Jappie, Phillip Masango, Ebenezer Tshimanga, Yasseen Sadien, Ghumaid Jaffa

Under 18 - Craven Week
Dylan Munro, Jason Alexander, Luthando Woji, Patrick Chivanga, Mika Schubert


Wynberg Soccer hosts a pre-season quadrangular tournament on Sunday 3 March on the Oude Wijnberg Field - please join us as we build the excitement ahead of the local schools league season.

13h00: Wynberg 1st vs Old Mutual U20
13h45: Blue Squad vs Old Mutual U20
14h30: Red Squad vs Wynberg 1st team
15h15: Red Squad vs Old Mutual U20
16h00: Wynberg 1st vs Blue Squad
16h45: Red Squad vs Blue Squad


Pre-season competition has been in full force with our Wynberg Open Squash Tournament and the Boland Open in Paarl, both over the weekend of 23 - 25 February.

Well done to our lads at the Paarl event: Reece - 2nd & Connor 9th in U14, Chris - 2nd in U16, and Kurt - 18th in U19. 

The Wynberg Open, proudly presented by our Wynberg Old Boys' Squash Club played out in a Swiss-pairing competition on our Bill Bowden courts - eventual top spots went to Wynberg Old Boys John-Ross Malloch (1st, Class of 2009) and Matthew Lambrick (2nd, Class of 2017). A big thanks to all for the amazing support over the weekend.

WOBU Squash WBHS Squash Boland Open



Tuesday 27 February: our annual Inter-House Gala - view the event photos on Flickr

WBHS InterHouse Swimming 2018


Our premier league 1st team had a bye this week, while our other league teams played fixtures against Rondebosch, SACS and Westerford, to walk away with 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.

The 4th and 6th team beat Rondebosch, both teams comfortably winning all the doubles matches, and taking 3 singles matches each. The 5th and 7th team beat Westerford at home, with the 5th team winning all their singles and doubles matches. Our 3rd team had a tightly contested game against Rondebosch which resulted in a draw, while our 2nds, who play in the 1st league, and 8ths had tough losses against Rondebosch and SACS respectively. Next week we have fixtures scheduled against SACS, Bergvliet and Muizenberg.

Water Polo

With the U19A side away at the KES Festyival in Johanneburg this weekend, and a bye for all other sides, we look forward to the week ahead when we hold our Junior & Senior Inter-House Water Polo events on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a full set of away derby fixtures against Rondebosch on the weekend.

Water Polo Fixtures

A #WynbergMedia Sports Report, with thanks to Mesdames Groenewald & Diedericks, Messrs Engelbrecht, Adlard, Potgieter, Rudd, Wylie, & Childs.

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