Parktown High School for Girls hockey team compete valiantly in Pullen & Howell Tournement
Parktown High School for Girls hosted one of the four pools the first round of the Pullen and Howell Tournament on Saturday, 20 July. The competition is made up of four pools with four teams per pool. The top two teams in each pool went through to the quarter-finals which were played on Tuesday and Thursday followed by all the games for final placings on Saturday, 27 July. Parktown was one of the host schools for all 4 days and did some fundraising by selling food and drinks. This was a great success and thank you to all who supported and assisted their soccer and netball girls.
Well done to Parktown Girls’ hockey players on an excellent tournament. The U16A Team won their first pool match against TrinityHouse 3 – 0. They went on to lose to the tournament winners Transvalia and then narrowly lost to St Dominic’s in a very close game. They placed 3rd in their pool overall.
The First Team won their first match of the day against Reddam JHB 2 – 0, then lost to the Waterkloof but managed to pull another win against Jeppe 2 – 0. The girls did very well and placed 2nd in their pool. The first team then played in the quarter-finals on Tuesday against TrinityHouse Randpark and then again on Thursday against Krugersdorp. They unfortunately lost their match against Trinity but made a big come back winning 3-1 against Krugersdorp which set them up to play for 5th and 6th place on Saturday, the final day of the tournament.
On the final day of the Tournament, the U16’s played against St Dominic’s, unfortunately, losing this match but then beat Randpark High School later in the day on penalties where the Goalkeeper Vicky Ciolkosz played like a star. Well done to the U16’s for placing 11th out of 16 schools.
Parktown Girls’ First team played their final game for the tournament against Marais Viljoen where they lost 4-2 after leading for the majority of the match. They had a fantastic tournament overall and congratulations to the girls for placing 6th overall out of 16 schools.
Thank you to all the parents and peers who supported the girls and thanks to the soccer and netball girls for running the food and drinks sales over the weekends of the tournament.