District Mail

Col­lege’s hockey girls run, walk for Hope and Light


SOM­ER­SET WEST – The un­der-18A girls’ hockey team of Som­er­set Col­lege made the most of their can­celled par­tic­i­pa­tion in the St Mary’s Waver­ley Hockey Fes­ti­val, cov­er­ing the 1 400-km dis­tance from Som­er­set Col­lege to St Mary’s by run­ning or walk­ing over four weeks on home turf. They set a tar­get of rais­ing R21 000 by com­ple­tion. Fur­ther­more, they de­cided the funds raised would be do­nated to Hope and Light Com­mu­nity Wel­fare in Sir Lowry’s Pass Vil­lage. Each team mem­ber also do­nated a blan­ket to the 25 chil­dren at the home. Spe­cial men­tion must be made of team cap­tain Stephanie Bihl and her deputy, Michaella Beart, who con­trib­uted 276 and 235 km re­spec­tively. The school thanked all who sup­ported the ini­tia­tive. The team (back from left) are Ainsleigh de Kock (coach), Lau­ren Venter, Stephanie Bihl, Emma An­der­son, Michaella Beart, Mikayla Boettger, Jemma Falken­berg, Alexia Falken­berg and Sophia Downes. Front: An­drea du Plessis, Jemma Boettger, Tarka Har­ford, Au­drey Yeo­man-Simp­son, Hanna van Heer­den, Kris­ten Ger­mishuys and Tessa Wit­tles.

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