Lwando Mtwa, a second year Rhodes University student, has recently been named in the Eastern Cape Pool side to take part in the South African U23 National 8-Ball Pool Championships. The event will take place between 30 September and 5 October; with Mtwa joining two other Rhodes students (Kaylene Brown and Hope Prince), in the five person EC team.
After a stellar performance for Kingswood’s Girls’ first hockey team at the annual K-Day derby, Zinathi Mbenyana was identified as the standout player in the first team hockey encounter between Kingswood and DSG. Despite neither team managing to outscore the other, Mbenyana was the difference between the sides on the day.
Cole Kirkwood is an outstanding and dedicated rugby player for Mary Waters who just recently been named in the in the Eastern Province (EP) U19 trials team to face the Griquas in Kimberley.
Rhodes University Archery Club hosted the Eastern Cape Target Championships on Sunday 11 March 2018. In addition to hosting a successful event, Rhodes Archery Club could celebrate a strong performance from all of their archers. However, it was Yashin Naidoo, Derryn Nel, and James McAlpine that really shone in the Grahamstown sun on the day.
The Sole Sisters comprises a group of 11 women who formed a running club that focuses on empowering women and children through running and the support of charity donations. With their first “journey” being the success it was in 2017, the Sole Sisters look to continue their positive journey in 2018, with a 107km run of the Baviaans River Conservancy (Eastern Cape) between Blanco and Bedford over three days in late April.
For the fifth time in its long and prestigious history, the St Andrew’s College first team took home first place in the 2018 edition of the Vides Water Polo Tournament. This achievement is notable considering that the side had no fewer that seven Grade 10 pupils in the starting lineup.
With a father a former Free State Easterns player and raised with a passion for cricket from an early age, Francois van Rooyen has developed into the top all-rounder in the Grahamstown Cricket Board (GCB) first league. He is the second best batsman in the first league (with 432 runs) and fifth best bowler (with 18 wickets), beating out many specialist players in both categories.