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