Hockey lovers is set to witness an exhilarating clash of hockey titans this Friday as Hoërskool Noord-Kaap and Diamantveld take to the field.
With a fiercely competitive history between these two top schools, boasting a record of two wins, one draw, and one loss for each team over the past four years, anticipation is running high for this highly anticipated match.
The rivalry between Noord-Kaap and Diamantveld on the hockey pitch has captivated the sporting community in Kimberley. Each encounter has been marked by intense competition, strategic gameplay, and a display of remarkable skill from both sides.
As the teams gear up for their upcoming face-off, there is a sense of excitement and anticipation surrounding which team will emerge victorious this time.
The recent history between Northern Cape High and Diamantveld High School is a tale of closely contested battles, where both teams have tasted the sweetness of victory and experienced the bitterness of defeat.
Neither side has been able to establish a dominant streak, leading to a constant hunger for redemption and the desire to secure a definitive win in this crucial match.
In the lead-up to the Friday clash, both teams have been leaving no stone unturned in their preparation. Countless hours have been spent on the training ground, refining strategies, sharpening skills, and fostering team cohesion.
Coaches and players have been meticulously analyzing past encounters, looking for any advantage that could tip the scales in their favor.
Spectators can expect a display of top-level hockey from both Northern Cape High and Diamantveld High School. The players’ commitment, talent, and unwavering determination to bring glory to their respective schools will be on full display.
The Astro in Cassandra will be filled with the electric atmosphere of anticipation as the teams take to the field and unleash their skills, vying for supremacy.
Steve Dooling, coach of the first hockey team form Diamantveld says he is excited and nervous for this coming weekends fixture against NCH, it is a game that go either way but I back my team to pull of the win
“Our preparation for this weekend is going good, it’s just now for the girls to put the performance in on the field.”
Aidan Brooker, coach of Northern Cape first hockey team says they are looking forward to the games.
“It will be an exciting match.
“We are expecting a tough and challenging game, but I am confident that we are well prepared and hopefully it will pay off with a positive result.”
Meet the first hockey team from Diamantveld:
Left to right: Yzelle Hewitt, Sheri Smith, Leoné Meyer, Mia Truter, Miné Auret, Nelisé Hattingh, Danielle Posthumus (captian), Entle Mpekula, Loumari Barnard, Imke Potgieter, Leilah Snyman, Andeli Krause, Wiandie Botha, Deandré Jacobs (Absent: Ezaan Schön)
Meet the first hockey team from Noord-Kaap:
Front row: Charelle Adams, Mondi Phuzi (VC), Chante´ Petrus (C), Nadine Gordon
Middle row: Nazneen Alexander, Micayla Willis (GK), Aleah Kock, Aqueelah Fortuin, Oratile Manoto, Maleesha Meyers.
Back row: Chloe Nagel, Nikita Du Plooy, Babalwa Maniza (GK), Sabiha Borraine, Ntsako Mamogale, Maddison Joseph
Absent: Kezia Gough, Rethabile Tlhabisang
Results of the last five years:
2022 – Diamantveld 1, Noord-Kaap 1
2021 – Diamantveld 3, Noord-Kaap 0
2020 – No FNB Classic Clashes
2019 – Noord-Kaap 1, Diamantveld 0
2018 – Diamantveld 3, Noord-Kaap 0