Curro Regional Sports Trials set the pace for an action packed weekend.

St Dominics Newcastle hosted the Curro Regional Sports Trials this past weekend.

Over 1 000 learners from Curro Schools across South Africa descended onto St Dominics Newcastle. Each learner determined to prove their worth on the sport field. Whether from Mt Richmore, Secunda, Nelspruit, Hillcrest or Bloemfontein, the mission was to dominate the Curro Regional Sports Trials.

Each learner working extremely hard, aiming to be chosen for the Wildebeest team and compete at the National Championships.

The gruelling three-day selection process kicked off on Thursday, March 8, with the learners competing in netball, soccer, hockey and sevens rugby.

Hosting the event for the first time, St Dominics Newcastle proved to be an ideal location, offering the participants the opportunity to use the exceptional facilities in their quest for glory.

Johan Jacobs, St Dominics Sports Couch, explained the reason the trials are held in a tournament format, is to allow learners to gain enough game time to prove themselves. Under the watchful eye of facilitators, the children could showcase their abilities at their relevant sports, while showing the ability to play as a team.

The event proved to be a resounding success. “It really went well and was well supported. Everything went according to plan and it was a privilege for St Dominics Newcastle to host the event,” Jacobs enthused.

Crystal Pretorius from Curro Nelspruit catches the ball during the game between Bloemfontein and Nelspruit’s u/13 girls.


Caitlyn Wheal from Nelspruit gains control over the ball, during the match-up between Mt Richmore and Nelspruit’s u/15 girls.
St Dominics and Nelspruit u/18 match-up sees Ndumiso Mashele from St Dominics and Lhato Mahlaba from Nelspruit compete for the ball.


Cassidy Steenkamp and Natasha Friend form St Dominics Newcastle.


Micah Moritz from Curro Hillcrest takes charge of the ball during the match-up between Nelspruit and Hillcrest u/18 boys.


Liam Briggs from Curro Nelspruit charges up the rugby field during the u/18 match between Curro Hillcrest and Curro Nelspruit.


Rachel Robinson and Nikita Gironi from Curro Hillcrest.


Diogo Graca and Lwazi Mabundo.


Akhil Harripersadh and Chase Farr from Curro Grantleigh.


Taylor Adam and Angelique Cater from Hillcrest.


Tara Scott and Jayde Donaldson from Hillcrest.


Simone Gösmann, Kaitlyn van der Merwe, Robyn Murdey, Zayna Bam and Leiyah Akoojee.


Shawana de Gouveia, Erin Scott and Morgan Lattrus from Curro Nelspruit.


Johan Feuth from Hillcrest charges through the rugby field with Matthew Hardy in hot pursuit.


Savannah-Lee Jacobs, Rebecca Pereira, Chanè van der Westhuizen and Nikita Vladescu from Mt Richmore.


Gomolemo Khumalo, Ashley Mashigo, KT Motsoahae and Kylo Seter from Nelspruit.


Nondumiso Gumbi from St Dominics Newcastle and Sibonga Shabalala from Meridian Newcastle.


St Dominics Newcastle learners all amped up for the three-day event.


Joa-Lue Snyman and Luca Veronesi from Hillcrest.


Bonke Mathebula, Wendy Nkosi and Faeeza Patel from Curro Nelspruit.


Kian Mouton from Nelspruit takes on a St Domincs Newcastle player during a match-up between Nelspruit and St Dominics Newcastle u/13 boys.
Leiyah Akojee from St Dominics Newcastle attempts to gain control over the ball Chloë Gibb from Hillcrest during a tournament between the U/13 girls.

The results are to be released during the upcoming week, the Newcastillian will publish them ASAP. Well done to all participants for being so well behaved and for demonstrating some truly amazing skill on the day.

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