Looking for some great entertainment to round off the school holiday? The CABS Smashing Cricket T20 Tournament is set to bring us exciting school boy cricket action 2-4 September 2016. Taking place at St George’s College, the tournament features three South African schools – St Andrews, St John’s Johannesburg and Cornwall as well as nine Zimbabwean schools
Peterhouse Boy’s 1st XV Rugby team is currently undefeated on their four game, two week tour of New Zealand. In their first game on 18 August 18, the Kings narrowly defeated St. Peter’s College in Auckland by a two point margin, 20-18. Then beat Palmerston North on 23 August by a similar two point narrow margin ending in a 26-24 scoreboard.
Five high school students represented Zimbabwe well this month in Rotterdam, Netherlands at the Junior World Rowing Championships. Jennifer Lorimer of Chisipite Senior School and Samantha Bibby, of Peterhouse Girls, competed in the junior women’s 2x race, finishing fourth in the D final. Despite windy conditions, Ciara Soper of Chisipite finished third in the C final of the single scull junior women’s race.
Gabrielle Dumont de Chassart, U6 student at Hellenic Academy, was the second woman to finish the Mandela Day Triathlon held at Midmar Dam in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa Saturday (27 August 2016). De Chassart, finished first in her category of four young women, second out of the 36 female contenders women and tenth overall out of the 114 competitors in the Sprint Triathlon.
Zimbabwe is sending a six person team to the Junior World Squash Championships in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, which run from the 6th to the 17th of August. Two girls, Arundel’s Kuzivakwashe Madungwe and Chisipite’s Carley Barton will compete in the women’s individual championships. They are joined by four boys – Luke Mannion and Callum Lawton of Hellenic Academy, Ethan Porter of St George’s College and Nicholas Joughin of Peterhouse Boys – who will enter individual and team events.
They might not have won medals, but Gateway surely won the hearts of many for their exploits over the three-day Golden Girls tournament. Missing out on their first ever final after a tightly contested semi-final penalty shootout against Hellenic Sunday morning, Gateway huddled on the park. They might have gathered to say a prayer or to recount what had just happened; we won’t know. Instead they got a surprise. All of the teams on the sidelines watching the tense shooutout ran onto the field to give Gateway a huge hug and a well-deserved round of applause. In a moment that you are only bound to witness in school sports, semi-final victors Hellenic were also there applauding Gateway for their sincere efforts and big hearts. #SchoolSportsRock
Tarisiro Fundira of St John’s College recently competed in the Global Junior Golf Iceland Games at Akureyri, Iceland from 26-29 July 2016. The international amateur circuit tournament, including 37 boys and 15 girls, boasted mainly players from Iceland, but also from Northern Ireland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Latvia and Norway. Facing the extreme cold Icelandic temperatures very different from temperate Zimbabwe, Fundira shot a three day total of 257, playing 85-87-85 for +44 over par over the three days of golf.