Class of 2020 in the spotlight: Tanna de Freitas from Durban Girls’ College
The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in schools closing and students learning from home, ultimately leaving no room for sport. One has to feel for the Grade 7’s and 12’s in their last years of primary and high school. The boys and girls worked hard on the pre-season training and looked forward to a year full of excitement, recognition and new experiences but now have missed out on certain opportunities in 2020. AWSUM would like to give them some recognition as they will never be able to turn back the clock and write their own bit of school history in a year that was to be their biggest in their school career.
AWSUM spoke to Tanna de Freitas from Durban Girls’ College’s 1st netball team and she plays Goal Attack, Goal Shooter, Goal Defence, and Goal Keeper.
What were you looking forward to the most this year? I was looking forward to playing with my team in the action netball league.
Who would have been your toughest opposition and why? Our Lady Of Fatima – they have an excellent range of players and are very competitive.
Any outstanding players in your team (in your opinion) that the public missed out on not seeing his year? I would have to say Nika Govender.
What makes it special to play for the first team of Durban Girls’ College? It’s an honour to represent my school.
What is your best memory on the netball court thus far? Winning gold for the first team whilst only in grade nine at the time.
Why would you recommend Durban Girls’ College to future scholars? The school is one of the best out there.
What is your focus for the rest of 2020? To stay focused on the goals I have set for myself.
What are your plans for 2021? To continue to play for the first team and try to get colours for netball.
A message to your teammates of 2020? Hang in there and keep fit. Looking forward to seeing you all again on court!