Danville Hosts Indoor Hockey Festival

Recently Danville hosted a Grade 7 Indoor Hockey Festival. Glenashley Prep, Virginia Prep, Durban Girls’ College, Fatima, Umhlanga College and an U14 Invitational Team from Danville Park Girls’ High School participated enthusiastically in the round robin tournament.

The Danville Indoor Hockey 1st Team ran the scoring table, umpired and were the selectors of a player of the tournament from each school.

The players thoroughly enjoyed demonstrating their skills during the hotly contested matches.

Talented Show Jumper

Danville has a talented Grade 10 student, Alison, who has been selected for the following horse riding teams to compete at the SA Junior Championships being held in Kyalami Park- Gauteng in December: KZN OPEN Jumping Team, KZN OPEN Equitation Team, KZN 1.20m Jumping Team. Alison is the only Junior rider in KZN to be selected for 2 x KZN Open Teams.

She currently competes on two horses, River Dancer and Medicine Man, in the Junior level of Showjumping and Equitation. Alison started competing on River Dancer in the Open category at 1.30m in April 2015, while continuing to ride Medicine Man in the 1.20m classes. Alison has achieved awesome results this year which have placed her 3rd on the South African Junior Open Ranking and currently leading the KZN Open Junior Victor Ludorim standings.

57th Traflgar Sea Scouts

Grade 12 pupils, Emma and Rio who are part of the 57th Traflgar Sea Scouts based in Virginia, were presented with their Springbok Scout Award Certificates at the annual KZN awards ceremony. The Springbok award is the highest award attainable by a Scout in South Africa. In order to get the prestigious award, a Scout must complete at least 40 hours of community service, lead a hike of over 30km in unfamiliar territory, make a three course meal on the fire and plan and construct a pioneering project, which includes a fully functional mini replica.

This confirms that Scouts not only help their community, they earn awards and become leaders and independent thinkers.

Danville Park Girls’ High makes history in Action Netball.

The Action Netball season of 2015 was characterised by tough competition culminating in the Gold Finals of the League held at the Durban North Action Arena on 30 October 2015. Danville Park Girls’ High School made history when they had four of their teams make it to these finals : The First, Second, U14 and U15 teams.

The First Team won Gold, beating Crawford La Lucia 25-9 in the Final. The Second Team played  Amanzimtoti’s first team in the final and in a spirited game, won silver with the final score 25-19. The U15 team thrilled the crowd when they came back from four down to win 17-16. The U14 team also won Gold when they beat Ashton 24-15.

16 Danville players were selected to play for the province  : Caitlyn, Clarissa, Senayshia, Siphokazi, Skye, Tasmin, Catherine, Stacey, Bianca, Jordan, Merilee, Reyanka, Snayo, Rochelle, Monique, and Corize.  The Danville players were delighted with this significant achievement and paid tribute to their outstanding coach, Mrs Ford,  who herself was selected for the Over 30 mixed side.