23-25 March 2018
COLLEGIATE JUNIOR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Welcome to our website which will keep you abreast of sporting news and festival highlights. Twelve girls’ schools will be represented namely Balmoral from Queenstown, Clarendon from East London, DSG and Victoria Primary from Grahamstown, Erica Primary and Collegiate Junior from PE, Herschel Primary, Wynberg Girls’ Junior and Springfield Convent from Cape Town, Kingsridge Junior from King William’s Town, St. Michael’s School for Girls from Bloemfontein and St. Peter’s Girls Primary from Johannesburg.
“The five S’s of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.”– Ken Doherty. The past five festivals have highlighted the value of having so many sporting codes at one festival, giving status to all and enhancing school spirit and healthy camaraderie amongst our sportswomen. Competition on the tennis, netball or squash courts, in the pool playing polo or on the astro playing hockey will enable the girls the opportunity to apply these attributes and then accept both defeat and victory with dignity and self-control. May good sportsmanship, teamwork and fellowship be the winner at the end of what promises to be an enjoyable weekend.
Enjoy the warm hospitality that Collegiate Junior School has to offer you either as a player or a spectator. This has been a superb team effort and I am most appreciative of the enthusiastic way the staff accepted the challenge to host the festival. My wish is that the many hours of commitment and dedication of Mrs Pearson, Miss Derry, staff, the organising committee, CAMS and the PTA pays dividends and that you all enjoy a weekend filled with sporting highlights!
I would like to make special mention of our generous sponsors who have added great value to the festival and to whom we are most grateful. Thank you! Thank you too to all the coaches, parents and staff members for affording the girls the opportunity to participate.
I leave you with a quote by Lorii Myers (No excuse, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book): “True sportsmanship is a) knowing that you need your opponent because without him or her, there is no game and b) acknowledging that your opponent holds the same deep-rooted aspirations and expectations as you.”
Yours in sport
Mrs Gill Robinson