“Selection dilemmas: Not making the team THIS week.”It’s late in the week and squads for the weekend fixtures are on the notice board. “Will my name be in the A-squad starting line-up, the reserve bench or have I been dropped?”
St Peter’s College is an Anglican, co-educational, private high school situated in Sunninghill, Sandton and was established in 1998.
The amount of Co-educational schools in the country that can compete against the traditional monastic schools in the sporting arena can be counted on one hand.
Doping in sport and especially in school sports has become an ever growing trend. As young adults and aspiring athletes it is important to protect yourself and prevent your career from ending before it even starts. Doping at a young age can bring an end to any aspirations you may have to compete on the biggest stages and excel at the sport you love.
All over the country, indeed all over the world, many more kids are growing up receiving trophy after trophy, medal after medal, ribbon after ribbon for every sports season, science fair and spelling competition they participate in.
We have all heard it and even said it before, phrases of encouragement directed towards young athletes with phrases like, “dig a little deeper” or “you have to want it more than they do” or, ideally, “be mentally tough.”
SA School Sports Magazine spoke to Paul Roos director of rugby Ryno Combrinck and asked the school’s rugby mentor to tell us about their success in winning the Sanix international rugby competition in Japan earlier this season.