SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge
Take Two Paused
In almost a carbon copy of last year’s SPAR KZN Schoolgirls’ Hockey Challenge, the Take Two of the milestone celebratory tenth year has been put on hold.
Midway through the ten regionals, the news was announced that due to the threatening Third Wave of the pandemic, the tournament would be postponed.
Tournament Director, Les Galloway stated, “We were so excited to be back on track and get the girls out onto the field to enjoy this wonderful game, but the responsible decision is put everyone’s safety and health first. We got a directive from SA Hockey, and with Gauteng announcing that their third wave had hit, we thought it best to make the hard choice of pulling the remainder of our tournaments here in KZN.”
As soon as Galloway got the green light that the tournaments could go ahead in April, she quickly announced the fixtures for the ten regionals, with a six week action packed plan starting the first weekend in May. The tournament that usually takes place over three months, rolled out in quick succession.
Galloway and the SPAR team managed to get in five tournaments before having to hit the pause button. The successful tournaments played were the Durban North Regional, where Danville Park Girls’ High were crowned; uMvoti, uThukela and uMzinyathi Regional where Wembley College took the honours; the Highway Regional where St Mary’s lifted the trophy; the North Coast Regional where Grantleigh reclaimed their title and finally the Durban Central Regional where Durban Girls’ College maintained their 100% domination of the region.
Tournaments still to be played were the Northern KZN Regional hosted by Ferrum Hoerskool; the Pietermaritzburg Central and Northern Regionals at St Anne’s College; the Durban South Regional hosted by Kingsway High School and finally the Southern KZN Regional hosted by King Edward High School.
“For now, our challenge has been postponed but we managed to get five fantastic tournaments in, and watched the girls have an absolute blast on the field. We look forward to continuing this tournament when it is safe to do so.” Galloway concluded.
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