Learners Take Aim

On Friday, 26 July, 11 Union High School learners made history when they competed – for the very first time – alongside Marlow Agricultural High School and Hoër Volkskool in an inter-school shooting competition.

The competition was held at the Koedoeskloof Outdoor Shooting Range in Uitenhage and was a great success for the Union learners.  Although the wind was howling, the learners still managed to record great results.

In the Air Rifle Open Sight competition, Tammy James claimed a second place with a score of 13/20.  Michaela Price came in third with a score of 11/20.  Jordan Hall and Schea Johnson also recorded good results.

In the Air Sport Pistol category, Kelly-Page Scott came second among the girls and Angus McGlaggen first among the boys.

“I am so very proud of these learners, not only for their excellent performance in challenging conditions but for flying the Union flag so high during this momentous event,” said coach Christelle van Eck.

Generous Donation To Develop Competitive Shooting

Union High School extends its grateful thanks to the organisers of Opening of the Season, for their generous donation in support of the development of competitive shooting as a sport at the school.

Seen here is Ms. Christelle van Eck receiving the donation from Mr. David Kinghorn on UHS’s behalf.

The Opening of the Season is an annual hunting competition in Jansenville to mark the start of the hunting season, the proceeds of which are always donated to a worthy cause.


On Wednesday afternoon, 17 April, Union High School hosted its very first competitive shooting league event.

Twelve UHS competitors took part in this sporting contest against the top shooters from Hoër Volkskool and Marlow Agricultural High School.

The event – which was held at the HVS shooting range – was a great success and saw the Union shooters achieve some very good results.


In an exciting end to their school holidays, 11 Union High School competitive shooters participated in their very first ‘big’ competition – the Eastern Province Open Championships – this past weekend.

The event, held at the Koedoeskloof shooting range in Uitenhage on Friday and Saturday, 29 and 30 March, transpired in cool, windy weather but saw the shooters deliver excellent scores nonetheless.

“It was a stress-filled day for all involved, but the learners gave it their best and we couldn’t be happier with the results they achieved,” said coach Christelle van Eck. “The learners were well-mannered, never complained and helped where ever they could, truly keeping the Union flag flying high.”

Amber Bezuidenhout, Angus McGlaggen, Michaela Price, Megan Putter, Lauren Waddelouw, Amy Waddelouw, Tessa James, Tammy James and Kelly-Page Scott competed in the Air Rifle Open Sight event, with Corniel Vorster competing in the Air Rifle Open Sight, Air Sport Pistol, Air Pistol Standing and Air Pistol Freestyle events and Schea Johnson competing in the Air Rifle Open Sight, Small Bore Rifle Light Open Sight and Small Bore Rifle Silhouette Open Sight events.