ABOUT OUR SPORTS
161 athletes ran for Edenvale High in the 2019 season. We took part in 4 meets before competing at inter-high. The A-team competed in the B-league and have now progressed into the A-league for 2020. Numerous individuals and relay teams progressed to Prestige, and consequently acquitted themselves very well, winning 5 individual medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze).
Of particular note at Prestige is that EHS dominated the relays -2 gold and 3 silver medals were attained. Our u/14 and u/16 girls relay teams both placed first with dominating displays of speed, while our u/16 boys relay team showed their speed in a very close-run race, taking silver. EHS has shown speed across all age-groups -girls and boys- and we look forward to a strong showing in the A-league in 2020!
This season we had double the number of runners competing as compared to last year with lots of talented and enthusiastic grade 8’s joining the team. 4 girls qualified for inter-districts – 3 juniors namely, Taylor-Ann Berkovic, Kerrin Burgess and Kay-Leigh Triegaardt and 1 senior, Emma Wooldridge.
Our junior girls’ team qualified to represent the Eastern District at the Inter-league competition along with Helpmekaar and Pretoria Girls. Our team of 6 girls placed 5th out of 9 teams. Our boys ran well in the very competitive league with notable performances from Leonard Brits, Hlatsi Joala, Tristan East, Given Dlamini, Kuvimba Chirambaguwa, Xolani Phiri and Joshua Mackeand.
Our First Aid department has grown over the years – with 30 plus members and this year we have no fewer than five Level 3 certificate holders. The new year will start off with training for our newest members, including some additional staff, so that they can gain the necessary expertise to assist our learners and especially our sportsmen and sportswomen.
Their passion for their duties ensures that there are First Aiders on duty every day, Monday to Friday and on weekends when we have fixtures.
South African school chess has developed into a major competitive sport nationwide and thanks to CHESSA students are breaking into international chess tournaments as well. As a result our own players have had the privilege to challenge some of the best minds of South Africa and expand their own tactical thinking.
In chess one can always improve and we are finding new ways to grow as players and show how dedicated Edenvale High School students are. We look forward to new junior students who share the passion as our strongest senior and who will carry on the tradition.
Our season started with the Summer League festival held at Edenvale, where all our teams placed first.
Our 1st boys hockey teams toured to George, where the boys won 3 of the 4. At the Hyde Park Easter Festival for 1st teams, our U/16 and the 2nd boys teams won 3 of the 5 games respectively. Aitken Tournament: 1st boys team placed 6th out of 16 schools.
Boden Tournament: U15 boys team placed 6th out of 16 schools.In the Easterns Premier league, all our boys teams placed in the top 3.
Nine of our hockey boys were selected for Easterns :
u/14: Gareth Cockroff, Leonardo Goncalves, Jared Samlal
u/16: Brandon Butler, Jarred Appel, Mathew Stoltz
u/18: Connor Tarabanov, Tristan Webster, Carlos Cordeiro
What a season. Starting out in a new league. New challenges. New competition. New skill. Most importantly, new successes.The following results from the girls’ league was achieved:
Under 14 girls placed 2nd overall in their age group and made it through to the quarterfinals where they were defeated by Hoërskool Heidelberg.
Under 15 girls placed 1st overall, dominated over Hoërskool Delmas in the quarterfinals to qualify for the semi-finals that took place on 8 June 2019 against Hoërskool Dinamika. The Under 15 team qualified for the Noordvaal Tournament and placed 2nd overall. Under 16 girls placed 1st overall and made it through to the quarterfinals where they were defeated by Hoërskool Dinamika. Second Team girls placed 4th overall in their league for their division.
First Team girls placed 2nd overall and made it through to the quarterfinals where they faced a tough opponent and were defeated by Hoërskool Delmas. Edenvale High School girls’ hockey also represented the school when 20 girls made it to the final round of trials. The following girls also achieved the following results from the Easterns Trials and were selected for their respective teams:
Under 16A: Shanay de Klerk
Under 16B: Luyanda Khumalo
The 2019 netball season has been one where new heights were reached. We started the 2019 season with the Hillcrest Festival which we hosted for the first time at Edenvale High and what a huge success it was. Our 1st team also took part in the annual St Andrews netball festival and earned an 4th place.
We took on the challenge of joining the Ekurhuleni B league this year and all of our teams exceeded our expectations. We again had a record number of teams taking part in league play-offs this year. The u15B and 16B teams were placed 1st in the league establishing themselves as the number 1 B-teams in Ekurhuleni B league. The 15A, 16A and 1st won their league respectively and took part in the league play-offs where the u15 A beat Leeuwenhof and the first team beat St Dunstans for the first time since playing them in 2016. This meant that the 15 A and 1st teams got the opportunity to partake in Ekurhuleni challenge round where both teams unfortunately lost by narrow margins. However, making it this far in itself is already an exceptional achievement. We had a number of learners progressing to different rounds during individual trials. An excellent season!
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.
With our longest season yet we made sure for an efficient pre-season build up.
Given the opportunity to move up to a higher division in the Valke league, we battled but grew as the fixtures moved on.
Highlights of the year:
Hosting the Hillcrest 1st team festival was largely successful in itself. On the results we beat Alberton High and Drew with the highly rated Hillcrest themselves.
Sutherland 7s tournament was a highlight when reaching the final against Sutherland themselves, losing 12-5 against a very good side.
u/14: One of our most promising sides, hugely exciting talent awaiting our 2020 season with only bad luck not winning most their games.
u/15: Improved hugely from the previous year with more and more players joining rugby.
U16: Again a very strong team from the previous year, managed to beat Benoni High which is one of the most highly rated rugby schools in the East Rand.
1st team: a Young but very promising side managed to beat one of our biggest competitors Rand Park High for the first time in over 8 years.
A very exciting 2020 awaits.
The 2019 season has been a tough one for all teams with many new teams added to the league. Four teams were fielded and only the 1st team finished third in their pool narrowly missing out on a quarter final place on goal difference. The u14s, u15s and u16s had an uphill climb to get the playoffs with the u16s finishing highest in their pool compared to the rest.
We had a challenging soccer season once again. EHS remains in the JVW girls soccer league.Our Under 15 team were unstoppable this season recording 6 league wins playing the team at the top of the standings. This means that the Under 15 team will be the only team representing EHS at the league play-offs to crown the top 3 teams in Gauteng. The team scored 44 goals and only conceded 4 goals.
Congratulations to the U15 team for winning the JVW Tournament!
Our first team, under management of former EHS first team captain, Sarah Reynolds, finished 3rd on the league table. The team also qualified for the JVW opening tournament where they were cut short in the quarter-finals after 4 hard fought matches.
Our swimming season ended on a high note this year as we placed second at the C- League Inter-High, where we competed against the likes of Crawford Lonehill, Dainfern College, Curro Aurora and De La Salle. Construction to our new indoor pool is almost complete and we will be hosting our first gala in our new and improved facilities on the 31st of October 2019.
We are confident that having this state of the art facility available for use will see our results improving even further. In attempts to further grow the sport we will be including winter training sessions (all year round training) for our learners starting in the new year (2020).
We have a full time swimming coach available - with coaching sessions taking place 3 days a week, 1 day is set aside for galas and Fridays our swimmers are encouraged to take part in strength and cardio training in our CrossFit gym.
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. Two boys’ and one girls’ teams entered these leagues.
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 in 2019 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.