The 2015 Cross Country season started with a “bang” with 25 girls very keen to get their legs moving. This year we welcomed a very strong junior team. Our girls featured in the top ten in every league race in which we participated.
Tegan, Tate, Alexandra, Daniella and Caitlyn all made it through to KZN Trials.
Congratulations to all the Soccer girls for one of the most successful seasons in Danville’s history. The Soccer teams excelled at the age group tournaments. The U14A team came first in the U14 tournament, the U16 team came second in the U16 tournament and the First Team came third in the U19 tournament. The Under 14 team was undefeated throughout the season and the Under 16 and First Team only lost one match.
Congratulations to the following girls who made the KZN teams and travelled to Gauteng in the October holidays. U14 – Sipho; U15 – Cailin; Open – Nobuhle and Non Travelling Reserve, Fezeka.
It was encouraging to see many new girls playing Squash in 2015. The First Team faced strong opposition and played to the best of their ability in the Inter-Schools League.
We entered a junior and a senior team into the Durban A League this year, and are currently the only state school competing in this league.
The first team have grown in confidence, and the girls have all had individual success in their matches. At the Smythe Doubles Tournament Danville was placed 12th out of 24 teams. Darshna went to the KZN trials. We were invited to play in the All Girls’ Festival in Bloemfontein, where the level of tennis was exceptional.
Danville organised a league for a group of Durban schools so the teams enjoyed many more matches during the season. Our First Team were undefeated in this league.
At the KZN Top Schools Championships we were placed second, narrowly missing going to Nationals in Pretoria by two baskets.
Congratulations to Inga and Natusja for being selected for KZN
Volleyball is also a rapidly developing sport and 2015 has been a fantastic year for the Danville players. Our U16 team finished third in the league and fourth in the Top Four Tournament.
The Under 19 team were undefeated the whole season and won the league as well as the Top four tournament.
Congratulations to Reyanka, Aqueelah, Amanda, Chloe’ and Fezeka for making the U19 Ethekwini teams.
During the 2015 Indoor Hockey season Danville won 27 out of the 36 Indoor Hockey matches and the First Team was unbeaten throughout the Indoor season. They tied for first place with Durban Girls’ College in the pre-season indoor tournament, and ended the season on a high when they beat College 3-1.
Congratulations to Jessica for making the KZN Raiders’ Team and Cheree for making the Mynahs Team in the Senior Ladies section. Cheree was also selected for the PSI SA U18 team.
During the Outdoor season the U14A and U16A teams won four out of nine games. The First Team beat St Mary’s DSG for the first time in over ten years and was placed third in the U18A League. Danville was placed third overall in the KZN Schools’ A League. Jessica and Cheree made the KZN U18A team and Erin the KZN U18B team.
In 2015 Danville hosted the Durban and Districts Gala, where we achieved fifth place.
Ally competed at Level 3 in the National Swimming Championships, and reached the finals in five out of the six events. Well done to the following girls who made the District Schools Aquatic Championships – Ally, Gillian, Staci, Aimee, Rachel and Lara.
The First Team won the Gold medal in Term 1 and again in Term 4; the U14 and U15 teams also took Gold and the 2nd team had their best season ever, ending in 2nd place. This is the best that any school has ever done in the Action Netball league.
Danville had 15 girls selected for different KZN age group teams and three of our girls represented South Africa in a National Tournament held in Australia.
In 2015 Netball reached new heights with the U15A, U15B and U14B teams undefeated throughout the season, and the First Team and U14A’s losing one game by one goal in intense matches.
The First Team was placed first in KZN and sixth out of 21 schools in the annual National Girls’ Schools Festival.