SPORTING ACTIVITIES THAT WE PROVIDE:
Open water swimming
In 2022, the A-Team competed in the A-league for the first time since the 1990’s. It was extremely challenging running against Northcliff, Randpark and Fourways but our athletes did us proud. Five individuals and one relay team from the A-Team qualified for Prestige.
The B-Team competed in the F-league. They had a great season filling all their races and winning the league. Thirteen individuals and four relay teams from the B-Team qualified for Prestige.
At Prestige, two of our athletes won individual medals. Shanay De Klerk won Bronze in the u19 200m and Onyekachi Emenike won silver in the u17 100m. The u19 girls relay team (Shanay De Klerk, Thelma Jeje, Kay-Leigh Triegaardt and Maree Pratt) ran incredibly well and won gold.
Well done to all our athletes that trained hard and improved throughout the season. A special thank you to the A-team Captains Thelma Jeje, Phindile Dube, Keletso Selala and Moses Moyo. Thank you to all the coaches and officials that helped make the season a success.
The 2023 Cross Country season was unfortunately shorter than it should have been due to numerous cancellations on account of lightning. As a result, runners struggled to build into the season as may have been expected and results were not what they could have been. It was heartening though that the EHS Cross Country team was a group of learners that could be relied upon, and who always tried their absolute best -putting in an effort that made the coaches proud. There were not many stellar results to speak of, but there is certainly potential in particularly the juniors who displayed commitment and dedication.
Our hockey boys had a very successful season this year and we intend to continue growing stronger and stronger.
Our U14 hockey boys arrived at the start of the season with more than half the hockey boys having never played hockey before but despite this, the boys often held their own against other schools. They placed fourth in the league having only lost one league match.
The U15 Boys team was an impeccably well-oiled machine giving some of the best schools around a run for their money. They started off on their Bloemfontein tour where the boys came together as a team and this set the tone for the season. They played some tough games whilst on tour but showed their strength and placed 5th overall. The boys ended the season 2nd in the league.
The First Team hockey boys of 2023 had a great start to the season by placing 2nd at the pre-season Reddam festival. They then went on tour to Bloemfontein during the April holidays where they placed 4th out of 9 schools.
At the end of last year league Edenvale was placed into a higher league, B – league (Middle schools).
Pre-season started at the end of first term, the season was a jam-packed with a number of derby days, festivals and league fixtures.
Three of our teams, U 15’s; U 16’s and 1 st went on the Bloemfontein tour. The following results from the girls’ league was achieved with all teams making it to the playoffs:
Under 14 girls placed 8th overall and faced Stoffberg,
Under 15 girls placed 8th overall and faced Stoffberg,,
Under 16 girls placed 5th overall and faced Edenglen,
Second Team girls placed 7th overall and unfortunately do not have play-offs for their division,
First Team girls placed 7th overall and faced Stoffberg.
U16’s won their playoffs, and faced Hans Moore in the quarter finals.
The First Team Girls’ will be ended their season by playing a UK school. U 16’s participated in the Pullen and Howell Trophy Festival in July 2023 playing at Edenvale.
The 2023 netball season began with a bang, starting in 2022 with the St. Peter’s tournament where our First Team played against St. Peter’s in the final and won 7 - 5.
The beginning of the 2023 year saw pre-season blossom. The interest in our Grade 8s saw 80+ girls trial for the U14 netball squad. By February, our first derby day vs. Hoerskool Die President saw EHS Netball unbeaten on the day.
The U14A netball girls competed in the annual Krugersdorp Best of The West tournament in March and won 3 out of 4 games. The only loss was to Monument 14 - 15, which is a tremendous result.
The First Team competed in the St. Andrew’s tournament during the March holiday season. The girls played placed 4th out of 32 schools that competed.
We hit the ground running in Term 2 with a win rate of 78% and 96% respectively. At the end of the league, the following teams placed first in their stream: u14A, u14B, u15B, u16B, u17, and the First Team. The u19B team finished second in their stream. After finishing first and second in the league, the teams competed in Ekurhuleni and D6 play-offs for a chance to challenge Superleague for a spot in the GSN playoffs.
The U14A, U14B, U17, and First team won their games and played the week later in Ekurhuleni Champs.
OPEN WATER SWIMMING
This season has been a successful one to say the least. The swimmers enthusiastically took to the water and achieved greatly in the various events. Many swimmers competed in the Cradle moon events and although the distance is shorter they did extremely well most finishing in the top 20 swimmers.
Approximately 15 swimmers participated at Buffelspoort Platinum mile and we had 3 swimmers in the top 10, namely Kyle Letley, Kieryn Letley and Kerrin Burgess, however all achieved a medal. Another highlight was Jenna Beeton winning her age category at Sterkfontein swim.
Well done to all the participants.
A 7 month rugby season has come to an end, with some exceptional results, growth in the sport and some truly memorable moments…
Our annual rugby camp at the start of the year proved to be a challenge with the rain pouring down, this however did not stop the boys from braaing their own meat and composing songs despite the weather conditions.
Our promising u/14s, most of whom have never played rugby before have grown exceptionally through this season and show a lot of promise for the future.
The u/15s are our Junior ‘stand outs’ for the year winning more than 75% of their games and reaching the Semi-Finals of the Valke League, where unfortunately they lost against HTS Carel de Wet in a close encounter.
The u/16 boys showed character where it matters the most, with a narrow loss against St Benedicts u/16A team at the start of the year, which showed they were up to the task. Unfortunately they lost in the Valke League Quarter-Final due to irregular events which does not showcase the true reflection of this team.
The First Team Rugby has had an exceptional season once again reaching the Valke League Finals, which will be played this upcoming weekend. They have also qualified for the ‘’Noordvaal beker” Provincial Competition where they will be facing the best teams from all the Northern Rugby Unions.
It has been yet another exceptional year for Edenvale Rugby, the goal set out was reached which was that results matter but building character, developing discipline and making valuable memories are the main reasons we play the game.
This year's soccer season came with many challenges and considering the fact that we missed out on two full seasons due to covid the boys managed to bounce back and showed great skill, hard work and determination. All age groups managed to make it to the quarterfinals of the discovery cup except the mighty first team, they made it to the semi-finals.
The U16s and First team attended the Krugersdorp Best of the West Tournament where the boys went up against tough competition.
The U16s made it to the final and unfortunately lost 2-0, however Joshua Scott won player of the tournament.
The First team showed great skill and sportsmanship, they made it to the Semi-finals.The first team boys had many challenges at St Peters, their results were as follows: They won 1, Drew 1 and lost 2.
Well done to Emmanual Gitonga, Moses Moyo and Spiro Vakaloudis for showing great leadership qualities throughout the season and for showing exceptional talent.
Well done to Moses Moyo for making the St Peter's Team of the tournament squad.
Edenvale High School has consistently produced some of the highest caliber girls' soccer players in the province and the country. This year we have two of our own representing at the highest level, Taylor Ann Berkovic and Tanna Hollis.
This year was no exception to the trend as some of the strongest teams EHS has ever fielded resulted in some pleasing results and trophies. The under 15s have been rebuilding this year and had a decent showing in the JVW league, finishing 5th. The under 17s fared better and placed 3rd in the league with a couple of nail biting games where EHS came out on top.
The 1st Team overcame two early defeats in the league against Parktown Girls and Waverley Girls. This meant that despite finding their rhythm in the remaining matches, double digit victories were not enough to reach the knockout rounds of the JVW league. Focus then turned to the recent St Peters' College Tournament where some of the best schools in the country took part in a 4 day World Cup style tournament. The 1st Team remained unbeaten in the tournament securing the final with a 2 - 1 victory over St Anne's College from Hilton, KZN. This is the second time that EHS has won the tournament under Mr Pratten's directorship with support from Mrs Roberts (administration), Ms Delafield (Goalkeeper Training) and Ms Van Der Linde (Assistant Coach). This added yet another trophy to the cabinet and great motivation for any aspiring girl soccer player to live up to the greats of EHS and play for the 1st team in 2023.
The 2024 swimming season is well underway!
Swimmers have been practicing throughout the 2023 term 4 and we look forward to seeing what the 2024 swimming season will hold.
Girls and boys participate in Southern Gauteng as well as Eastern Gauteng tennis leagues. The Southern Gauteng leagues take place in the 1st, 3rd and 4th terms and the Eastern Gauteng leagues in term 2 so there is tennis all year round.
The 1st Boys team was placed second in the Eastern's league. The 1st boys team competed in the B league in the Southern Gauteng league and was placed 13th in the top 26 schools. The girls’ team entered the Eastern Gauteng A league facing stiff completion from Kempton. Cameron Christie was selected to play in the Eastern Gauteng squad while Tyron Mnguni played for the development team. Cameron, who captained the teams, along with Tyron were awarded Full Colours for Tennis.