Premier Hockey Cup

There is cause for much excitement atย Union High School, Graaff-Reinetย this week, as our inaugural ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—›๐—ข๐—–๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฃ – an internal competition – takes centre stage!

The teams have been selected and ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ:๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ at the UHS AstroTurf – spectators are welcome!

Teams were compiled by way of a draw from a list of more than 60 of our hockey players, from u/13A level to senior 1st team level, who will battle it out to be crowned the first ever victors of this exciting competition!

This tournament is a first of its kind for Union, and sees teams comprised of Unionโ€™s hockey talent from junior level through to senior level face off against each other for top honours in a 3-day long round robin tournament.
Unionโ€™s Head of Hockey, Mr Calvin Beck, said, โ€œWe are very excited to host this event. We hope that this tournament will create an environment and atmosphere where all of Unionโ€™s hockey players feel welcome and get an opportunity to bond and get to know one another across all age groups. We hope the experience will be one our players will enjoy and look forward to seeing the bonds created between the players as the younger ones benefit from the seniorsโ€™ mentoring.โ€
This year, the ๐—ž๐—ก๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง๐—ฆ hockey team, walked off the AstroTurf on Wednesday afternoon, 10 September, as the very first victors of Union High School, Graaff-Reinet‘s ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—›๐—ข๐—–๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฃ (an internal competition).ย  The team – captained by Caytah-Leigh Koeberg and Soso Mroro – put forth a stellar effort all round to remain the only unbeaten team during the tournament. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ the captains and their respective team members, Sarah Jacobs, Lisa Menos, Katelyn Trollip, Amy Waddelow, Ambesiwe Tokwe, Alex Short, Jade Slater, Elizabeth Houseman, Sinalo Khali, Zoรซ Mills, Brogan Koeberg, Sesethu Kotishini, Bukhobenkosi Nomatye, Ashley Shell and goalie Joy Merifield.
๐˜‰๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต!