Sporting Chance in conjunction with Kenridge Primary School hosted the Sporting Chance Kenridge Day/Night Hockey Festival at Stellenbosch Hockey Complex on Saturday 8th September. Ideal conditions greeted the over 400 participants from across the Helderberg and Northern Suburbs.
True to its form the tournament created an incredibly festive vibe with promising young hockey players and their parents all coming to play and support their relevant schools. With the passionate team of Kenridge staff at the helm the tournament was again professionally organised and is one of the largest u13 festivals with two astros and grass fields all being played on simultaneously.
The competition was tough and played at an incredibly high pace. Tremendous talent was on display and former SA womens hockey coach Jenny King commented on the promising future of South African Hockey having witnessed the day’s action.
The team spirit and sportsmanship shown from all the participating teams was pleasing to see and both the girls and boys finals proved to be a fitting climax to the day. The teams and top performers were rewarded in a concluding prizegiving, where Sporting Chance sponsors – TK Hockey and Sportmans Warehouse supplied awesome prizes for the winning teams:
The prize winners were as follows:
Boys Winners: Somerset House
Boys runners-up: Somerset College
Girls Winners: Kenridge Primary School
Girls runners-up: Somerset House
Top goal scorer boys: Migali Giagas from Somerset College
Top goal scorer girls: Mikka Gerryts from Kenridge
Goalkeeper of the tournament boys: William Everly from Durbanville
Goalkeeper of the tournament girls: Sipi Matoweni from Table View
Player of the tournament boys: Jeremy Cheyanika from Edgemead
Player of the tournament girls: Monique Bartsch from Kenridge