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Norman Henshilwood crowned Wynberg Freedom Soccer Tournament champs

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-04-29 Tags: , , , ,

Action from the final between Henshilwood and Rondebosch Boys' High. Photo: Tania Robbertze, Wynberg Media.
Action from the final between Henshilwood and Rondebosch Boys’ High. Photo: Tania Robbertze, Wynberg Media.

The Wynberg Freedom Weekend Soccer Tournament title stayed in Cape Town, thanks to Norman Henshilwood‘s 2-1 win over familiar foes, Rondebosch Boys’ High School, at Wynberg on Sunday.

The final concluded an exhilarating weekend of schools’ football action in the Mother City, which had brought together teams from the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Cape Town to commemorate South Africa’s Freedom Day. 

A gritty, fighting performance from Norman Henshilwood lifted the team to the title after they went behind within the first five minutes of the final. Stunned but undaunted, that setback served to spur them on.

Unrelenting, they took the game to ‘Bosch, which made for a good spectacle, as both sides created chances. Norman Henshilwood, however, converted two of those to capture gold.

Third place went the way of Urban Academy after they edged out Wynberg in a penalty shootout. The team from Gqeberha continues to go from strength to strength, making noticeable progress from tournament to tournament.

While the Wynberg first team was unable to go all the way, their u17 side took the honours in their age group. In another tight title-decider, they beat Bergvliet 1-0.

Wynberg also made it to the final of the u15 competition, where they faced Bishops Diocesan College.

There were plenty of goals in the title-decider, with both teams netting three times, but that 3-3 draw meant the game had to be settled from the penalty spot. There, Bishops took charge, slotting three kicks without response to secure victory.


Cup Final: Bishops 3 (3)- 3 (0) Wynberg
3rd/4th: Bergvliet 2-1 Westerford

Cup Final: Wynberg 1-0 Bergvliet
3rd/4th: Pinelands 3-0 Curro Century City

Cup Final: Norman Henshilwood 2-1 Rondebosch
3rd/4th: Urban Academy 0 (4) – 0 (3) Wynberg

Plate Final: Pinelands 0 (5 )- 0 (3) Bishops
Plate 3rd/4th: The Glen 5-1 Bergvliet

Bowl Final:  Edgemead 2-1 Curro Century City
Bowl 3rd/4th: Reddam vs Westerford (Reddam forfeited)

Final Positions

u15 Cup

1st: Bishops
2nd: Wynberg Boys’ High
3rd: Bergvliet High
4th: Westerford High

u15 Plate  

1st: Bishops Diocesan College
2nd: Wynberg Boys’ High
3rd: Bergvliet High
4th: Bridge House

u15 Bowl

1st: Reddam House Constantia
2nd: Pinelands High School

u17 Cup

1st: Wynberg Boys’ High School
2nd: Bergvliet High
3rd: Pinelands High Schools
4th:  Curro Century City


1st: Rondebosch Boys’ High School
2nd: Bishops Diocesan College
3rd: Bridge House
4th: Edgemead High


1st: Westerford High
2nd: Reddam House Constantia



1st: Norman Henshilwood
2nd: Rondebosch Boys’ High
3rd: Urban Academy
4th: Wynberg Boys’ High


1st: Pinelands High School
2nd: Bishops
3rd: The Glen
4th: Bergvliet


1st: Edgemead
2nd: Curro Century City
3rd: Westerford
4th: Reddam House Constantia

error: Sorry ol' chap, those shenanigans are not permissible.