WINDHOEK - The Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Windhoek hosted the annual Mini-World Cup Hockey recently that saw St George’s making their presence felt in a decisive manner in the finals.
The U-8 girl’s team drew in the final and finished 2nd on goal difference as the U-10 Girls achieved 1st place, while the U-10 boys drew in the final to finish 2nd on goal difference.
“Not only are we proud of our hockey teams, but we also thank our supporters and Big Brag teams. To crown a great event we also won the coveted Ambassadorial trophy for our great performance at the Big Brag. Despite freezing cold weather, the hockey players and spectators had tremendous fun and this action-packed event achieved its goal - promoting a love for hockey and engaging all schools in a team sport,” Riette Hanekom, principal of St George’s said.
Hanekom explained that each school represents a country and enters teams in the various age groups.
“Included in the fun is a Big Brag, which is held on the Friday evening, where each school promotes their country by doing a small play or song and advertising a cool drink brand. Schools-cum-nations usually have a mascot, decorate their stands and promote their country during this occasion.
“Schools stand a chance to win an Ambassadorial trophy depending on their performance at the Big Brag. This year St George’s represented Holland, entering eight teams and with our Fanta cool drink brand and giraffe mascot, we are the proud winners of the coveted Ambassadorial trophy.”