Snr Hockey Results – Greg Beling Festival

Epic clash of the sticks at Greg Belling Festival

On Friday, 13 March, Union High School’s 1st hockey team travelled to East London to participate in the annual Greg Belling Festival.

The first game was against Kingswood High School, the travel to East London appeared to show that the girls were fatigued and although they tried their best, but they could not convert opportunities.  This resulted in them losing their first challenge 3 – 1, with a great goal converted by Chloe Shires.

After a good-nights rest the girls came prepared for an early morning start against Eldoraine High School.

The challenge was set and the girls were caught off guard by finding themselves 1 – 0 down.  This was short-lived as Jade Shires equalized to take the girls into half time 1 – 1.

After a brilliant team effort, the girls found themselves 2 – 1 up in the third quarter with a great finished goal from Sonwabisa Mroro. The fourth quarter was a continuous battle which ended with Eldoraine equalizing with a tied final score of 2 – 2.

The afternoon brought the almighty challenge of Hoёrskool Menlopark from Pretoria. Clearly the underdogs, Union took to the field with pride and managed to hold the girls to a 6 – 0 defeat, showing endless grit and heart to keep the tough competition at bay.

Union’s final encounter on Sunday was against local Eastern Cape school, Collegiate Girls High School. A tough final competitor, but the girls were adamant for a good result.  The competitive edge clearly showed as the girls held the Collegiate strikers to a 1 – 0 defeat.  This after over 20 short corners defended by the team.

Overall the girls showed amazing sportsmanship and comradery, the school community can be very proud of their results as well as their attitude during play.

 

Jnr Hockey Results – Lorraine Festival

Junior hockey girls start season off well

On Saturday, 14 March, Union High School’s 1st junior hockey team travelled to Lorraine Primary School in Port Elizabeth to participate in their annual sports festival.

The Union girls were fixtured to play against Priory, Sunridge, Westering, and Lorraine, with all the matches being played on grass.

The girls took some time to get going as expected in their first matches of the season. The more hockey they played, however, the better the girls got.

They pulled together nicely as the day went on and played some quality hockey in stages.

The final results saw the Union team draw 0 – 0 against Priory, Sunridge and Lorraine, beating Westering 1 – 0 through a goal scored by Lisakhanya Menos.

Jnr Rugby Results – Lorraine Primary School Sports Day

Union High School’s u/13A rugby team travelled to Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 14 March, to participate in the annual sports day hosted by Lorraine Primary School.

Although there are many ways to describe the efforts of these young rugby players, only one word comes to mind – phenomenal!

The Union youngsters exceeded all expectations, delivering some of the most exhilarating attacking play seen on the day.

True determination and passion were on display from beginning to end as Union defeated three strong opponents to walk away undefeated.

Union beat Verkenner 5 – 0, Grens 25 – 0 and Stulting 10 – 5.

Well done on an amazing effort, boys!

Provincial High School Athletics Championships

Erin Mitchell

Erin Mitchell made the school very proud with her recent participation in the Provincial High School Athletics Championships.

Athletes from all seven mega districts: Alfred Nzo, Amathole, Sarah Baartman, Chris Hani, Joe Gqabi, Nelson Mandela Bay Metro and OR Tambo attended the event in Cradock on Friday, 6 March, to compete for a place in the Eastern Cape Provincial team that will compete in the upcoming National Championships.

Erin participated in the Girls u/17 High Jump event where she placed 6th overall.

Union thanks her for her commitment in this regard and congratulates her on a stellar athletics season.

Jnr Cricket Results vs Niko Brummer

Union Schools vs Niko Brummer Primary School  – 9 March 2020

On Monday afternoon, 9 March, Union’s u/13A cricket team played a #T20 match at home against Beaufort West’s Niko Brummer Primary School.

Nico Brummer chose to bat first and managed to score 44 runs before being bowled out in the 11th over. Union then replied by chasing down their total in 7.4 overs winning the encounter by 7 wickets.

Shaakir and Yaseen Kazi took 4 wickets each.

Well done, gents!


Jnr Rugby Results – Grens Sports Festival

U/13 Rugby players enjoy successful tour to East London

This past weekend, Union High School’s u/13A rugby team travelled to East London to participate in the 10th annual Grens Sports Festival.

This tour marked the start of a very busy rugby season and serves as a great opportunity for Union’s young players to find their feet while playing competitive rugby against some of the best schools in East London.

After a lengthy bus ride on Friday, the group of exited rugby players faced off against Lilyfontein Primary in what proved to be a challenging encounter. The Union players played with determination and managed to win the encounter 26-5.

Saturday morning’s first fixture against George Randell Primary School was extremely physical and was unfortunately one step to far for our boys, who went down 12-24.

In the team’s last fixture of the festival, they found themselves facing a formidable Gonubie Primary School team. This match exceeded any and all expectation as the Union boys played exceptional rugby, punching way above their weight to win the match 31-12.

Snr Hockey Results – Opening Festival

UHS produces attractive hockey at EP trials

On Friday, 6 March, Union High School’s 1st hockey team travelled to Port Elizabeth to participate in an Eastern Province trials weekend.

The Union team was drawn against tough opposition, which included the formidable DSG, Woodridge and Westering. 

The girls, however, rose to the challenge and gave it their all.  They played with good intent and showed some real fight throughout the weekend.

The results are as follows:

Woodridge 0 vs Union 0

Kingswood 0 vs Union 1

Westering 1 vs Union 0

Alex 0 vs Union 0

DSG 2 vs Union 0

Snr Rugby Results – Kirkwood Sports Festival

Union beats Humansdorp, 19 – 12

On Saturday, 7 March, Union High School’s 1st XV played against Humansdorp Secondary in very hot conditions at the Kirkwood Sports Day.

The match was played at a furious pace, but both teams proved up to the challenge.

Union’s try scorers were Ashwon Davids, Martin van der Berg and Ashton Davids. Jaden Brotherton and Brett Amsterdam added a conversion each.

The Union players can be commended on a huge defensive effort.

The final score saw Union winning the encounter 19 -12.