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Battle for Glory: Northerns and Diamantveld prepare to write a new chapter in FNB Classic Clashes

By Charne van der Merwe , in Hockey | News , at 2023-05-10 Tags: , ,

The stage is set for a captivating showdown as Northern Cape High and Diamantveld prepare to go head-to-head in the highly anticipated FNB Classic Clashes.

With Northern Cape’s recent dominance, the pressure is on Diamantveld to rise to the occasion and showcase their skills in a bid to bring the title home.

The battle for Kimberley’s supremacy reaches its pinnacle as Northern Cape High and High School Diamantveld lock horns in the fiercely competitive FNB Classic Clashes. With both schools boasting exceptional talent and a hunger for victory, this clash promises an intense display of athleticism and sportsmanship.

This year, Northern Cape is the host for the sports weekend between the two schools.

Grant Brooker, first-team hockey coach of Diamantveld says the game between the two schools is always a highlight of their program.

“We hope to make some history with a win. We have put in a lot of work and believe we are well prepared for this match. We just have to execute our plans on the day.”

The match starts at 17:30 this Friday in Cassandra at the Astro courts in Kimberley.

Meet the first hockey team from Diamantveld:

Left to right: Caden da Silva, Breyone Louw (captain), Henno van der Merwe, Jean Cornelissen, MJ Pieters, Tristan van Rooyen, Barco Scheffer (vice-captain), Hanco Erasmus, Louw de Klerk, Jurie Janse van Rensburg, Wian van Tonder, De Wet Fourie, Lourens Scheffer (Francois Hattingh – absent)

Meet the first hockey team from Northern Cape High:

Front row: Dylan Sagerys, Fareez Alexander, Tumiso Seetelo, Ashley Norman, Sibusiso Gabuza,

Middle row: Jaydan van Rensburg, Kaden Henderson, Diego Drude, Jiyaan Bosch, Thato Mapolai, Sakeer Samuels, Mfuneko,

Back row: Thlalefo Efunga, Liam Collings, Austin Langford, Mfuneko Binasie and Christopher Moreki

Results of the last five years:

2022: DHS 1-4 NCH
2021: DHS 0-4 NCH
2020 – No FNB Classic Clashes
2019: DHS 1-2 NCH
2018: DHS 1-4 NCH