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Monday 16 July 2018: Wynberg sport continued unabated during the cold and wet July holidays with official tours for golf and cricket, while hockey, squash, and rugby proudly showcased individual talent at various interprovincial tournaments held around the country. Nine Wynberg soccer players were part of an invitational tour to the San Marino Cup in Italy, and a number of holiday rugby fixtures were organised around Cape Town.
Our gratitude to the respective sports MICS for sacrificing their time during the mid-year break, and for providing us, below, with a Sports Wrap Up of what our sportsmen achieved on the fields, links, and courts.
Practices, Fixtures, and our Sporting Ethos
Sports practices begin on the first day of school, Tuesday, 17 July, followed by a full round of fixtures during the week ahead. As is the Wynberg Way, all players are expected to support their first teams: once a hockey, squash, rugby, or soccer player has completed his own fixture, he is to change into school uniform to support his 1st team.
We encourage all to read our code of conduct regarding behaviour at sports fixtures, as published on our website. It is important that our Wynberg community - players, parents, coaches, teachers, and supporters - set the standard for impeccable behaviour and good sportsmanship at all fixtures.
Maintenance and Development of our Sports Administration and Coaching Standards
Committed, as we are, to the highest achievable levels, we are mindful of the essential feedback from our boy. To this end, a Wynberg Sports appraisal survey will be available for completion on Moodle during the week ahead. Boys will be able to access the survey on the Sports page under Sports administration. Please assist your son to make meaningful comments by providing him with your own feedback.
I would like to thank parents in advance for their support during the term ahead. We rely heavily on your support in terms of you motivating your son, ensuring he meets his commitments, lifting him to matches, fetching him from practices, match day preparation, hosting of touring players and assisting in tuckshops and the like. We value your involvement in every way. Enjoy the term ahead.
Mike EngelbrechtVice-Principal: Sport
Rugby - Follow Wynberg Rugby on FacebookWhile a number of our Wynberg Rugby boys represented WP at the U16 Grant Khomo week in Kimberley and the U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Paarl, Wynberg teams were out on the fields training and making use of the gym throughout the holidays in preparation for second half of the rugby season.
Holiday FixturesThe U14 and U15As traveled to the Brackenfell Festival on Thursday and Saturday in preparation for the fixtures against Paul Roos on Saturday 21 July.
The U14A managed to beat Stellenberg 8 - 5, with Ryan Coetzer securing victory through a successful penalty kick in the last minute, and proved too strong for Tygerberg, romping to a 43 - 5 win. The U15A beat Tygerberg 17 - 3 but went down 7 - 17 to Stellenberg.
WP RepresentationYaseen Sadien, Eben Tshimanga, and Hlanga Mabele represented the U16 WP team at the Grant Khomo week in Kimberley. Losing their first game against a physical Border team 6 - 16, the team bounced back with big wins against the Lions (38 - 12) and SWD (36 - 5) ending the tournament in 3rd position. Well done to the players, and to Wynberg's Director of Rugby, Craig Childs, the WP U16 assistant coach.
Luthando Woji and Jason Alexander represented WP at this year's Craven Week at Paarl Boys'. Both players were on show in WP's opening match against the Pumas, which saw WP cruise to victory, 72 - 10, with Jason contributing a try via a rolling maul. Benched against a determined Lions pack where WP claimed a 13 - 5 victory, Jason and Luthando took the field once again in the Craven Week "final" against the Sharks where WP showed their dominance over the Natal side, winning a physical battle 77 - 8. With three-out-of-three WP ended as the top province. Well done, boys, on a successful tournament.
Hockey - Follow Wynberg Hockey on FacebookWynberg Hockey was well represented at the IPTs as recorded in the end of term newsletter. Congratulations to our lads selected for national representative sides: Tevin Petersen SA U18ABrent Johnson SA U18BFrancois Kaiser SA U17 High Performance Squad Tevin Petersen went on to play in a 3 match test series against Australia in which South Africa recorded two draws, with the visitors securing the series with a 1 - 0 win. Team Positions at IPT:U16A – 3rd/12 – A SectionU16B – 1st / 12 – B Section. Promotion to A section, Coach - Wynberg’s Bryce West U18A – 3rd/12 – A Section, Coach - Wynberg’s Devin StantonU18B – 7th/12 – A Section, Coach - Wynberg’s Mouton Joubert
Squash - Follow Wynberg Squash on FacebookWynberg’s Reece Cooper, Seth Flisberg, Imraan Haron, and Connor Dalton made up the bulk of the U14 WP team competing in the IPT held at St John’s College in Johannesburg in the first weekend of the mid-year holidays. Congratulations to Reece Cooper who made South African Top 11 u14 boys team.
Further congratulations go to Wynberg’s Christopher Cresswell for achieving third place overall while representing WP U16 in East London.
Soccer - Follow Wynberg Soccer on FacebookThe Isimemo saseKapa team, comprising 32 players from schools around Cape Town including 9 Wynberg Soccer men, toured to Italy to compete in the San Marino Cup.
With a packed itinerary, the tour provided an unforgettable and invaluable football experience for all. With pre-tournament matches against Milano FC and Ausonia FC (Inter Milan Academy), and a session at the Inter Milan training Clinic, the teams headed to San Marino, the oldest Republic in the world, to separate into Blue and Red sides for the main competition.
From the opening ceremony where our Capetonians were feted enthusiastically by teams from across the globe as Isimemo saseKapa proudly flew the South African Flag, through to the final day where the Blue Team claimed the winners’ podium in a 2 - 0 victory over Bastia FC (French Academy), the spirit, passion, and pride of the whole squad was a credit to Cape Town, and the ongoing development of soccer at schools’ level.
A memorable soccer experience for all involved - Cape Youth Football represented at the highest level.
Cricket - Follow Wynberg Cricket on FacebookWynberg Cricket’s Colts experienced excellent mid-winter cricket facilities and wonderful hospitality from Uplands College in White River. Billeted in the very modern Goss Residence on the impressive Uplands Campus, the team’s fixture at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park proved to be an amazing experience at a remarkable venue. It is not often that one shares one’s 3rd man fielding position with a warthog!
Our thanks to Wynberg’s Patrick Smith and his former Uplands colleague, Hennie Joubert, for organising the match. Our day ended with a spectacular drive through the Park where we were treated to sightings of wild dog, honey badger, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, impala and hippo.
Wynberg vs Jimmy Cook Academy Wynberg 188 all out. F Domingo 67. JC Academy 121/10. U Davids 2/15 K Thyssen 2/22
Wynberg vs Menlo ParkWynberg 266/8 K Thyssen 92 J Prodehl 82.Menlo Park HS 267/4
Wynberg vs NelspruitNelspruit 229 all out. J Prodehl 4/22 Wynberg 230/4 F Domingo 82 and J Prodehl 57
Wynberg vs GarsfonteinGarsfontein 151/5 (T20) F Domingo 2/22 Wynberg 122/8 F Domingo 42
Overall this was a great tour for the boys allowing the players to grow as cricketers against older, more experience players. Special mention must be made of stand-in captain, Fayaad Domingo, who really thrived on the responsibility, leading from the front with both bat and ball, showing a true hunger for the game. Jesse Prodehl and Keanan Thyssen played important roles as all round senior players, but most importantly, his tour provided an opportunity for fringe players and B team cricketers to show their ability amongst A team sides - they all performed brilliantly.
Golf - Follow Wynberg Golf on FacebookWynberg Golf’s first team traveled to the Southern Cape for the annual Cape Schools Week. The boys competed in both foursomes and singles matches and although it was a struggle against tough opposition, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The weekend had plenty of highlights with both Liam Roelofse and Reece Mulholland shooting their best individual rounds. Every player felt that they finished the weekend as a better golfer, and with some hard work ahead, Wynberg's golf can certainly reach the heights of previous years.
A #WynbergMedia sports article, with thanks to Ms Groenewald and Messrs Engelbrecht, Wiley, Joubert, Childs, Rudd, and Vincent