Massive sporting festival ahead for Westering High School
Westering High School are preparing to welcome more than 800 learners from across the country when they host the Standard Bank Twizza Biennial Co-Ed Festival from Friday, 14th June.
Featuring the sporting codes of boys’ and girls’ hockey, netball and rugby, the school will play host to 17 schools in the four-day event.
Westering sports co-ordinator Geowynne Gamier said the festival was a way for the often overlooked high school sports stars to show their skills as they compete for honours across the various codes.
“Over this period, there are numerous major sporting events like the Craven Week, hockey interprovincials and so forth. So, this is a chance for some who were not selected for those teams to be part of a sporting festival as well,” he said.
Gamiet said the invited schools would be out to claim bragging rights from the various Bay schools at the festival. He is confident that Westering High School would put on a good show against the visitors, with the possibility of bringing home a few medals.
“We have quite a few schools who will be out to prove a point. Each have their strengths, which they will look to use to their full advantage to gain the upper hand. It is difficult to pinpoint who the strongest schools are, as each will have their own strengths and weaknesses.”
Gamier said the action would get underway on Friday afternoon with five hockey matches being played from 1pm. The festival will get into full swing on Saturday morning with the netball and rugby fixtures from 9am, while the hockey fixtures start at 8am.
Bay schools attending will include: Alexander Road, Andrew Rabie, Despatch, DF Malherbe, Framesby, Ithembelihle, Linkside, Victoria park, Westering and Woodridge. The travelling contingent will be: Fairmount and Fish Hoek from Cape Town, Cambridge and Hudson Park from East London, Union High from Graaff-Reinet and Port Alfred High.