TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A SPORTS WOMAN -taken from various chapters in the Bible
- Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
- Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
- Do not run aimlessly; Do not box as one beating the air. But discipline your body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others you yourself should be disqualified.
- Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
- Do all things without grumbling or questioning,
- Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
- An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
- I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
- I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
- For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
LET US PRAY
We thank you O God
for giving us bodies
which are fit and strong,
and for making us able to use it well.
In our training, help us never to shrink the discipline which we know that we need and that we ought to accept.
In our leisure and in our pleasure,
help us never to allow ourselves any indulgence
which would make us less fit than we ought to be.
When we compete against others,
help us, win or lose, to play fair.
When we win,
keep us from boasting;
When we lose,
keep us from making excuses.
Keep us from being conceited when we succeed,
and from being sulky when we fail.
And help us always to, with good will,
congratulate a better team who beats us.
Help us so to live
that we shall always have a healthy body, and a healthy mind.
This we ask for Your love’s sake.
What’s in a badge?
Badges are unspoken messages. They:
- indicate membership.
- indicate some feat of service
- indicate a special accomplishment,
- act as symbols of authority
- act as means of identification.
With the Badge Comes Responsibility
Wearing it reminds you :
- that you have made a promise to uphold the values of your team.
· that you represent the school
· that your behavior and bearing at public functions help to shape public perception of what our school is all about.
· of your responsibilities of an ambassador.
Maintaining a good example is critical
What I do when I wear this badge represents how Riebeek hockey players ought to act, ought to dress and ought to behave themselves. I have to think of the things I do in a whole new way. I am representing to others what successful sports people do and to what the rest of the school and in particular our junior hockey players should aspire.
The choice is a daily one
Because I wear this badge, I accept the responsibility. I choose every match and/or practice to put aside my own preferences for the needs of the team and for the needs of the people who look to me as an example and a leader.
Did you know?
People who know, say that one should wear a name badge on the right side of your blazer. Why? Because when you shake hands with somebody, you move your right shoulder forward and your badge is then in line with your face and that person will remember your name better.
However, you must have noticed that a policeman for instance, wears his badge on his left side. Just look at the badge on your blazer – also on the left pocket. Why?
Because most badges are in the shape of a shield. A shield is a broad piece of armour varying in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, in defense of the heart against swords. The shield shape that we know and which is also the shape of our school badge and out hockey badge, is based on the Medieval shield that were used by knights in combat.
You see, a badge in the shape of a shield, is for the heart. A policeman for instance, takes a solemn oath to protect the public and his shield or badge protects his heart from harm.
What is the significance of our hockey badge?
The shape of our badge
The shield shape reminds us that we wear our badge with pride and honour (close to our hearts) and that we, in turn, have to protect the name and honour of our school and team where ever we may go.
The colour of our badge:
- Maroon is symbolic of courage, bravery, heroism and
- Maroon stands for patience in battle yet victorious.
- Gold is technically speaking, a soft, shiny, yellow, heavy metal. One of the more valued elements, gold represents perfection in all matter, on any level. Because of its resistance to heat and acid, gold is a symbol of immutability andeternity.
Our maroon and gold shield shape badge therefore says the following:
- Be brave, be courageous, be strong.
- Exercise patience when you play your match
- Strive for perfection in all actions.
- Stand immutable when it comes to your values regarding sportsmanship.
Receive this badge today, pin it to the left of your blazer and go out courageously, protecting Riebeek’s honour on the hockey field.
HOCKEY BADGES: re-awarded to the following FIRST TEAM PLAYERS:
Hockey badges are awarded to the following NEW FIRST TEAM PLAYERS:
Kelly Mc Ewan
Sport At Riebeek....because a healthy body is a healthy mind.
Play with passion and with heart. If you don’t carry passion into sport - or in any job for that matter - you won’t succeed. (Phil Espositio)
Riebeek vs Erica
Riebeek hosted a mini hockey match between Erica Primary from Port Elizabeth and the Riebeek Mini Hockey players who were playing their first ever hockey match. Coach Bianca van der Westhuizen said, “The girls were so excited and it is wonderful to see their fantastic team spirit. They are excellent ambassadors for sport as they play fairly and with passion. We are so proud of how hard they work to keep fit and stay focussed.” The A team drew 1-1 and the B team lost 3-2 to Erica. Jessica Assumption, the captain of the Riebeek A team, said, “I love the running and making my parents proud when they were standing on the side of the field. I could hardly think in class all day because I was so excited about the big match”.
Junior First Team at Collegiate Hockey Festival
The Junior hockey squad played at the Collegiate Hockey Festival on the 13th April. They drew 3 games and lost 2. 1-1 draw against Westering. 0-0 draw against Lorraine. 1-1 draw against Collegiate B. 2-0 loss against Claredon. 1-0 loss against Union. Well done to Gemma and Lara for scoring the goals for the day
Annual First Team Hockey Tour to York
Riebeek Swimmers at Toffee Gala
Physical Education as part of the Life Orientation Programme
Sarah Werth and Tammy Coombes after completing the Ladies Spar River Mile in February.