This past weekend a number of our squash players took part in the annual Dave Hodgson Squash Festival hosted by St Andrew’s College and the Diocesan School for Girls here in Makhanda.
This festival is one of the highlights on the Eastern Cape Squash circuit and has many of the top schools in the country participating in it. This means that our players are exposed to and play against some of the top ranked national players who form part of the various participating schools teams. Festivals such as these give our players an opportunity to test their squash skill-set against other players outside of their school and immediate surrounds and also provides them with the ability to learn and grow as players.
Kingswood Girls 1st Team
With six girls playing their first matches for Kingswood this weekend we entered a very young but enthusiastic team.
The Kingswood squad consisting of Keagan Lottering (Captain), Elsjé Griesel, Erin Taggart, Lilly Winstanley, Mercédes Adriaan, Makayla Govender and Grace Hough played with commendable tenacity and spirit throughout the festival.
The score lines do not reflect how competitive most of the games were as we went up against Queenstown Girls’, DSG, Saint Stithians, Herschel, and Clarendon.
- KC vs GHS 6/0 loss
- KC vs Saints 5/1 loss
- KC vs DSG 6/0 loss
- KC vs Herschel 6/0 loss
- KC vs Clarendon 6/0 loss
Kingswood Boys 1st & 2nd Team
Our Kingswood boys played two very tough opponents on Friday the 4th of February in Grey High School and Selborne College.
On Saturday morning, a local derby was played with St Andrew’s College and with Grey High’s 2nd team. The level of play was very high and a number of boys earned their first caps with the festival proving to be a good warm up for FNB Invitational happening next weekend in Bloemfontein.
The boys’ squad included the following players: Luke Kelly, Stephen Aylesbury (Captain), Jean-Luc Basson, Brad Goss, Angus Brown, TJ Cannon, David Loudon, Rogan Goliath, Luke Miles and Chris Ferraris.
After some exciting matches over the two days of the festival, the boys achieved the following results:
- KC A vs Grey High A 5/1 loss
- KC A vs Selborne 6/0 loss
- KC A vs SAC 4/2 win
- KC B vs Grey High B 5/0 loss