Mak­ing cut for the SA U18 team


STIR­LING High School pupil, Fran­cisca Darkoh, 17, was se­lected for of the Un­der 18 South African hockey team ear­lier this month.

Fran­cisca was se­lected dur­ing the South African Schools IPT Tour­na­ment that took place in KwaZulu-Natal.

“I am ex­tremely priv­i­leged to have been se­lected into the SA U18A hockey team,” she said. “I am very grate­ful to God for all that he has done for me.”

Fran­cisca, who started play­ing hockey in Grade 5, said it was her pas­sion.

“I don’t re­ally know when and how I fell in love with the sport, but I def­i­nitely don’t re­gret my de­ci­sion to play.

“The game of hockey in­cor­po­rates a lot of run­ning and other skills which I love,” she said.


HORSING AROUND: Bor­der Eques­trian Club Win­ter Show and the East­ern Cape Adult Show Jump­ing and Dres­sage Champs were held at the Gonu­bie Show­grounds on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day. There were 110 horses at the show, in­clud­ing ponies that were rid­den by the chil­dren. Bor­der Eques­trian Club was formed on March 16 1990 at the Gonu­bie Farm­ers Hall dur­ing an in­au­gu­ral meet­ing held be­tween two al­ready ex­ist­ing rid­ing clubs – the Gonu­bie Horse and Pony Club (es­tab­lished in 1973) and the East Lon­don Rid­ing Club (es­tab­lished around 1968). The club is the only eques­trian club in East Lon­don and the greater area with events held about once a month


ON THE BALL: Stir­ling High School pupil Fran­cisca Darkoh, who was se­lected for the U18 SA hockey squad, chases the ball

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