Winter warmers

Stephanie Bihl (captain), Mikayla Boettger, Michaella Beart (vice-captain) and Emma Anderson, with Carmen Abrahams, the social worker at Hope and Light Childrens Village. Below, the Somerset College 1st Girls Hockey Team, back row from left, Ainsleigh de Kock (coach), Lauren Venter, Stephanie Bihl (captain), Emma Anderson, Michaella Beart (vice-captain), Mikayla Boettger, Jemma Falkenberg, Alexia Falkenberg and Sophia Downes. Front, from left, Andrea du Plessis, Jemma Boettger, Tarka Harford, Audrey Yeoman-Simpson, Hanna van Heerden, Kristen Germishuys and Tessa Wittles.

The Girls 1st Hockey team from Somerset College were meant to take part in the St Mary’s Waverley Hockey Festival in the 2020 April holidays, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hockey tour could not take place. The team set about covering the distance from Somerset College to St Mary’s together as a team by running, or walking the 1 400km over four weeks on home turf. Furthermore, they decided that the funds raised by them would go to a local charity named Hope and Light Community Welfare in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. Each hockey team member also donated a blanket for each of the 25 children in the Hope and Light Children’s’ Home, which were delivered by the four matric players to this children’s home in Sir Lowry’s Pass. A special mention must be made of both Stephanie Bihl (captain) and Michaella Beart (vice-captain), who contributed 276km and 235km respectively to the
1 400km goal. The team also set the target of raising R21 000 by the time they had completed the 1400km goal.