Reflecting on the 2017 “Best of the West” Easter Festival

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The weekend of 13, 15 and 17 April 2017 has definitely been one for the books at Krugersdorp High School as one of the most successful sporting weekends that the school has showcased over the years. With 20 rugby sides and 12 hockey sides being a part of the event, there was no shortage of superb results that took place. For the first time in the history of the festival 4 Zimbabwean schools participated in the event of which two hockey sides were involved – this adding a new vibrancy to the hockey fixtures. The rugby game of the tournament had to have been the final game of the festival between Hillcrest College and hosts, Krugersdorp High School which ended in a draw, 26-26. Hillcrest College in fact also won the Espirit de Corp Trophy for Rugby as they showed excellence both on and off the field. Generally, the standard of hockey was very competitive at the festival, the most competitive it has been to date. The game between Potch Gimnasium and Krugersdorp High School was a superb showcase of hockey. Even though the game ended in a draw, 2-2, a phenomenal showcase of skills was exhibited by both sides in a tough tussle of hockey. Potch Gimmies was involved in a superb match against H/S Pietersburg on Monday, 17 April. The game could have gone either way – Pietersburg ended up the victors by winning 1-0. The Espirit de Corp trophy for hockey went to the Zimbabwean touring side, Prince Edward. The boys from the side entertained the crowds with great hockey and an even better spirit over the 3 days. The overall feedback from the event has been overwhelming as the teams involved as well as the spectators had a fantastic time at the festival. No doubt this event, will continue to grow from strength to strength and will continue to bring in evenly balanced competition throughout Southern Africa.

Results for the weekend:

Rugby (Opens)

Pretoria Boys XV beat Hillcrest College (Zimbabwe) 22 – 20

H/S Roodepoort vs Lomagundi College (Zimbabwe) 12 – 7

GLRU Developmental Side vs H/S Bekker 19 – 12

St. Georges College (Zimbabwe) vs H/S Bastion 17 – 14

Monnas XV vs Port Natal 40 – 7

Krugersdorp High School vs Jabulani Rugby Club 24 – 8

Hillcrest College vs H/S Roodepoort 65 – 0

Pretoria Boys XV vs H/S Bekker 40 – 21

Lomagundi College (Zim) vs Jabulani Rugby Club 36 – 12

Monnas XV vs GLRU 26 – 31

Port Natal vs H/S Bastion 12 – 29

Krugersdorp High School vs St. Georges (Zimbabwe) 8 – 50

Port Natal vs GLRU 14 – 62

Pretoria Boys XV vs Lomagundi College (Zimbabwe) 28 – 14

St. Georges College (Zimbabwe) vs H.S Bekker 5 – 31

Jabulani Rugby Club vs H/S Roodepoort 21 – 17

H/S Bastion vs Monnas XV 31 – 21

Krugersdorp High School vs Hillcrest College (Zim) 26 – 26


Hockey (Opens)

H/S Bastion vs Hillcrest College 5 – 1

Edenvale high School vs Prince Edward (Zim) 1 – 1

Helpmekaar vs H/S Pietersburg 5 – 0

H/S Ermelo vs H/S Roodepoort 11 – 0

Monnas vs Secunda 1 – 1

K.H.S. vs Potch Gim 2 – 2

H/S Bastion vs H/S Pietersburg 0 – 8

Monnas vs Ermelo 0 – 1

Hillcrest College (Zim) vs Potch Gim 1 – 2

Prince Edward (Zim) vs Secunda 2 – 0

Edenvale High School vs H/S Roodepoort 4-0

K.H.S. vs Helpmekaar 4 – 0

Roodepoort vs Secunda 1 – 1

Prince Edward vs Monnas 1-1

Bastion vs Helpmekaar 0-2

Edenvale vs Ermelo 1-4

Pietersburg vs Potch Gim 1-0

Hillcrest vs K.H.S. 1-2

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