Zimbabwe is sending a six person team to the Junior World Squash Championships in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, which run from the 6th to the 17th of August. Two girls, Arundel’s Kuzivakwashe Madungwe and Chisipite’s Carley Barton will compete in the women’s individual championships. They are joined by four boys – Luke Mannion and Callum Lawton of Hellenic Academy, Ethan Porter of St George’s College and Nicholas Joughin of Peterhouse Boys – who will enter individual and team events.
They might not have won medals, but Gateway surely won the hearts of many for their exploits over the three-day Golden Girls tournament. Missing out on their first ever final after a tightly contested semi-final penalty shootout against Hellenic Sunday morning, Gateway huddled on the park. They might have gathered to say a prayer or to recount what had just happened; we won’t know. Instead they got a surprise. All of the teams on the sidelines watching the tense shooutout ran onto the field to give Gateway a huge hug and a well-deserved round of applause. In a moment that you are only bound to witness in school sports, semi-final victors Hellenic were also there applauding Gateway for their sincere efforts and big hearts. #SchoolSportsRock
Tarisiro Fundira of St John’s College recently competed in the Global Junior Golf Iceland Games at Akureyri, Iceland from 26-29 July 2016. The international amateur circuit tournament, including 37 boys and 15 girls, boasted mainly players from Iceland, but also from Northern Ireland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Latvia and Norway. Facing the extreme cold Icelandic temperatures very different from temperate Zimbabwe, Fundira shot a three day total of 257, playing 85-87-85 for +44 over par over the three days of golf.
Chisipite came from behind to edge Hellenic 2-1 in this year’s Golden Girls final at Arundel on Sunday afternoon. The girls from Chisipite last had their hands on the trophy in 2013 with the 2014 and 2015 titles going to Peterhouse. You can watch the game at https://ssn.co.zw/2016/07/31/livestream-golden-girls-final-2016/
With the conclusion of the first round of the Golden Girls Hockey Tournament this afternoon all is set for the semi-finals of the biggest girls hockey tourney in the land. Peterhouse and Chisipite will battle it out for a berth in the tournament final tomorrow. Gateway who have been very impressive throughout the season will play Hellenic in the second semi-final after a similarly impressive run of form in the first round of the tournament on Friday and Saturday. Who is your money on to make it to the finals tomorrow?
Eaglesvale Girls 1st XI Hockey are through to the semi-final round of the Silver Girls tournament taking place at Arundel School in the capital. Grouped with Heritage, Tynwald, St John’s High, Westridge and Oriel, the girls from Willowvale escaped their pool unscathed registering a 100% win rate. What’s even remarkable about Eaglesvale’s performance is that they haven’t conceded a goal yet this weekend. Eaglesvale plays Goldridge in the first Silver Girls semi final on Sunday morning. Can Eaglesvale keep their record clean?