Bursary Winners Announced

SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge
Bursary winners
St Mary’s DSG, Kloof: 21 – 22 July
At the recent SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge Grand Finals, two learners were awarded bursaries from the IIE’s Varsity College.
For the third year, the IIE’s Varsity College have been associated with the school girls’ hockey tournament, travelling to all of the regionals to spot any upcoming talent. This year, as in previous years the tertiary institution has awarded two players the honour of furthering their studies.
The first bursary went to Itumeleng Noko from Ridge Park College. She shone at the Durban Central Regional that took place in March. The strikers exciting flair also was acknowledged when she was selected for the KZN U18A team recently. She is undecided about what she hopes to study next year but is looking either at a BCom or a BA at the Durban North Campus.
The second bursary was awarded to Kerryn Swanepoel from Westville Girls’ High School. The player who slots in at either defender or link made the KZN A and SA U18 B teams. She has participated in three SPAR tournaments from Grade 10. In the Highway Regional that took place on home turf in May, Swanepoel ignited her team with two spectacular goals in the thrilling regional final against St Mary’s DSG that ended in a penalty shootout. She will be studying a Higher Certificate in Events Management at the Westville campus.
Carole Adam, National Sports Manager from Varsity College stated, “For the third year, we have been dazzled with talent at the ten regionals. Hockey at school level is growing and promises an interesting future for this great sport with so much talent coming through the ranks.”
“We have awarded six sports bursaries in total now. Our aim was to award a single bursary at the Grand Finals of the tournament, but for the third year running that decision has been really difficult with so many young players revealing magnificent skills, so we have continued the trend of the two sports bursaries.”
the IIE’s Varsity College will be partnering for the fourth year with the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge that kicks off in February in Northern KZN next year with the 89th regional tournament.
For more info like the tournament’s Facebook page.

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