SPORTS SUMMARY AT GRPS
At George Randell Primary School we offer a wide variety of both summer and winter sports codes for both boys and girls. In summer we offer the following sports codes for boys: Cricket, Swimming, Tennis, Chess, Athletics, Biathle and Mini Cricket. The following codes are offered for the girls in summer: Swimming, Tennis, Chess, Athletics and Biathle.
In the summer terms (Term 1 & 4) our cricket teams play in the local East London Cricket and Mini Crickert Leagues, which is Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for the various age groups every week. In addition to these games the school also organises Saturday cricket derbies against other local schools so the boys can experience different formats of the game. Our U13A Cricket Team takes part in the Barnard/ Kent EC Cricket Festival, which alternates between East London and Port Elizabeth as the hosts. East London teams play PE Schools and visa-versa in this festival. Our boys and girls take part in swimming galas that take place on a weekly basis. Certain children are selected to represent our school at these galas and George Randell usually competes at B-League galas in Term 1 and 4. Our children also have the opportunity to compete at Biathle events, which usually takes place on Sundays every week at various venues. Once again a select few children are selected to complete that are competent at both swimming and running. We also take part in the local tennis league, which takes place every Friday afternoon. We have a boys and a girls 1st tennis team that competes in the league, we also offer Tennisette for our younger children. We also stimulate the mind in preparing our children for the local chess league, which takes place every Monday, we enter an A Team, B Team and a FP Team. We also give our children the opportunity to compete at Athletics and we enter them into all local zone Athletics meetings in Term 1, where the children compete for a place in the Eastern Cape Team. The children hone their skills at Long jump, High jump, Shot put, Sprinting and Long distance running. George Randell Primary also hosts an Interschools Prestige Athletics Event, which only comprises of track events.
In the winter terms (Terms 2 & 3) we offer the following codes for boys; Rugby, Tennis and Cross Country and the following for girls; Netball, Hockey, Tennis and Cross Country. All our Rugby teams play in the local East London rugby leagues, which takes place every Wednesday. In addition to this we also play Saturday Derby Days against schools from all over the Border area. Our U13A Rugby team takes part in the Glenwood Rugby Festival in Durban in April and our U9A, U11A and U13A teams tour PE every year in August. Our Netball and Hockey teams also take part in the EL local leagues. Our Netball teams play every week on a Tuesday and Thursday and our Hockey teams play fortnightly festivals and derbies on Wednesday thus allowing our girls to play both Hockey and Netball. Our U13A Hockey team tours Bloemfontein to take part in a development festival every July and our U13A Netball team takes part in the Glenwood Netball Festival in Durban along with our U13A Rugby Team. In the winter terms we also give children the opportunity to do long distance Cross Country Events where selected children run at weekly Cross Country events hosted by various schools every Friday and Saturday in and around the Border Area.
Our sport’s teams play in the colours of chocolate brown and gold and our teams are coached by enthusiastic and dedicated coaches, many of whom coach, administrate, umpire and referee at provincial and senior level.
Mr. J. Kent (HOD SPORT GRPS)