Parktown Netball girls placed in the Top 10
National All Girls’ Festival
On Wednesday, 1 May, Parktown Girls set off for the tour of the year. This year’s festival was hosted in Paarl by La Rochelle and Paarl Girls High School. They met in the dark at 04:30 at OR Tambo International Airport to fly to Cape Town. After a bus trip from the airport to Paarl, Parktown arrived at our accommodation for the 4 days, ATKV Goudini Spa. The opening ceremony was taken to a new level this year. It was an outdoor event, with a professional singer, speakers and a light show that entertained the 1000 plus participants and staff from schools around the country.
On Thursday, Parktown started with all the festival activities. Everyone was very excited to get going with their busy schedules for the first day. The Debaters had 3 rounds, the hockey girls played 4 matches, the Netball girls played 4 matches and the Tennis girls played 3 matches. Day one ended with a very early bed-time as everyone was exhausted.
Parktown’s Netball girls placed in the Top 10 which is an absolutely fantastic result; the highest placement in a long time for Parktown Netball. After 8 pool matches, Parktown placed 5th in our pool which put us through to play for 9th and 10th place out of 20 schools. The team played their hearts out with very sore legs after playing so much Netball on the two previous days and won their final placement match vs Pretoria Girls 21-20. Well to the Netball girls on a great result.