TAAL-NET INTERSCHOOLS ATHELETICS
All the Taal-Net schools converged on 22 February 2019 at Diggers Stadium, 60 Silver Pine Avenue, and Randburg to compete amongst themselves in the schools athletics. The Taal-Net schools were Kempton Park, Beula Park, Midrand, Turffontein, Randburg, Pretoria, New Harvard College, Roodepoort and Hazyview that travelled all the way from Mpumalanga Province to take part and witness the event. All the participants were determined to make a name for their respective schools and were full of energy to outcompete each other.
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running , jumping and throwing. The Athletics events involved the running in the 100m, 200m, 400m and relay events. The winning results of racing events were decided by the finishing positions. The jumping events (long jump, high jump, triple) included boys and girls but competing separately according to their sex and age. Those that achieved the highest measurement from the attempts won according to their sex and age groups. The throwing events which included discus, javelin were also won by those who achieved the furthest measurement from the respective series of attempt also by sex and age group.
All the schools were put into 5 groups to foster the spirit of teamwork amongst our leaners. Group A was made up of Pretoria and Midrand, group B was Beula Park, Hazyview and New Harvard, group C was Kempton Park, group D was Randburg, and group E were Roodepoort and Turffontein. The event started at 0930hrs as per plan. They were done one after the other so that the attendees could have the opportunity to witness all the events that were taking place. The activities were finished around 1500hrs.
The results for all the disciplines were then announced as follows:
Group C 712 points, group D 446 points, group A 340 points, group B 322 points and group E 260 points .Taal-Net school Kempton Park was the overall winner.
We are very thankful to the parents who created the time to come and support their children .For those who could not manage to make it, we say there is always another chance, please come and support the children since this could be the beginning of a rewarding and paying career for the learners.