Durban Central Regional hosted by St Henry’s
3 Schools Trust: Saturday, March 17
It has been seven years of seamless victory for Durban Girls’ College in the Durban Central Regional of the SPAR KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge.
Since the tournament’s inception the school has held a tight grip on the regional honours, as well as claiming victory in three out of seven Grand Finals.
Participating teams will be itching to challenge DGC’s stronghold in this regional to be hosted by St Henry’s at the 3 Schools’ Trust astroturf in Glenwood on Saturday, March 17 from 07:30am.
Seven central Durban schools will take to the astro including defending champs Durban Girls College, Durban Girls' High School, Inanda Seminary, Hoërskool Port Natal, Maris Stella, Ridge Park High School and hosts, St Henry’s.
Speaking from the sidelines during team selections, Durban Girls’ College coach Kerry Gaze said, “We will pretty much have a similar team to last year, as we only lost two matrics. It is looking good. The indoor league has provided us with some good games, and we have enough time to prepare for this regional. We are looking forward to it.” Gaze is supported by seasoned hockey coach Bell Meek, who will manage the team.
The tournament will take the form of a round robin with a total of 21 games being played. Each game is played one-way and lasts 20 minutes. A win will get a team 4 points, a draw with goals 2 points, a goalless draw 1 point and a loss 0. First and second places will then go head to head in a final match to determine the Durban Central champs.
The winning team will join nine other teams from regionals around KZN at the Grand Finals, which takes place at St Mary’s DSG in Kloof on July 21 and 22. The first team to reserve a spot at the finals is Ferrum High School, winners of the recently played Northern KZN regional. The PMB Central and PMB North regionals will take place this weekend on March 10 and 11 at Pietermaritzburg Girls High and St Anne’s respectively.
For more info like the tournament's Facebook page.