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St. Mary’s Waverley mainstay at Fairtree Super 12-tournament

By Bronwyn Naidoo , in Hockey | News , at 2023-08-10

The team from Johannesburg, St. Mary’s Waverley, alongside Oranje Meisieskool are the only two teams that have participated in all seven of the Super 12-tournaments. 

The two teams also met twice in final matches once in 2014 and two years later in 2016 where Hannah Pearce from St. Mary’s had also been named player of the tournament. 

 St. Mary’s hosted the St. Mary’s Hockey Festival that took place in March of 2023. The hosts met with Oranje (ranked 1st) in the final of the festival and had just missed out on taking the first place with only one goal difference against their opponents (0-1) and took second place. 

St. Mary’s also faced Durban Girls’ College, currently ranked 7th that resulted in a draw (2-2) and had won both their games against Paarl Gimnasium (ranked 4th) and Collegiate (ranked 8th) beating their opponents each with one goal to nil in the festival. 

The team is captained by the vice-captain and goalkeeper Zenande Mbatsha and captain Hannah White who had also been chosen for the 2023 under 18A SA team after the u18 national SASHOC tournament that took place in Bloemfontein at the end of June 2023. 

St. Mary’s Waverley is clearly no rookie in the Super 12 and have not been able to place in the top five in the past four tournaments, going up against well-known opponents this could be the year the girls make a long awaited comeback. 

St. Mary’s Waverley’s first team:

Hannah White, Zenande Mbathsha, Alexia Bakos, Isabelle Barrow, Mia Boscia, Zara Colyn, Ava Economakis, Tayla Gibbs, Bailey Gresty, Kyla Grobbelaar, Tea-Simone Hutchons, Olivia Kruger, Amy Sharpe, Natalie Simon, Amy Smith.

St. Mary’s Waverleys fixtures for the Fairtree Super 12-tournament:

Thursday, 10 August 2023:

09:10 – St. Mary’s Waverley vs Collegiate
14:10 – St. Mary’s Waverley vs Paarl Gimnasium
18:20 – St. Mary’s Waverley vs Herschel

Friday, 11 August 2023:

09:10 – St. Mary’s Waverley vs Oranje
14:10 – St. Mary’s Waverley vs Menlopark

 

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