Team of the Month and Sportsmanship Award – January 2020
Team of the Month
During 2020 the Sports Department has introduced a Team of the Month Award for outstanding performances.
In true Saints style - the first month was filled with exceptional performances which made the choice a tough one. Some of the top nominations for this award this month were;
- The U15B Rowing Octuple leaving all and sundry in their wake as the won their race;
- U16B Cricket team vs Waterkloof having to chase down 154 in 20 overs, with the game going down to last over in which we needed 7 of 6 and scored the winning runs with 4 balls left to spare;
- Our tennis is so strong, that a nomination came in for our 3rd Team who overpowered the Dainfern 1st team – in what was a special and memorable performance for our team;
- Our U16B Basketball team holding off a powerful Pretoria Boys High Team to secure a thrilling 30-28 victory that sent the crowd into raptures;
However, the first recipient of the St Stithians Boys’ College Team of the Month Award was our First Team Water polo for winning their first Gold Medal in many years and utterly dominating the Grey Tournament that in turn has not only given the team a lift, but the entire water polo family at the school, which is having a wonderful season.
Sportsmanship of the Month Award
There were three recipients of this award who displayed the very essence of why we love sport so much, they were selfless, and thought of others way before they thought of themselves.
- The first two recipients were Hugo Schonborn and Luca Imbriolo, who proved to every boy and staff member – that sport and indeed school is so much more than about winning. Unwittingly, they together enabled the school to start off the year with one of the best displays of sportsmanship, when Hugo jumped in the pool at the Interhouse Gala, clearly not being a strong swimmer, and while all the other competitors had finished, the eventual winner of the race Luca Imbriolo, went back to get him. For a moment, each house was united behind courage and selflessness of both boys, visible for all to see.
- The next recipient is Rohan Doubell. After having gone through emotions and a major operation Rohan arrived with his leg brace and crutches to support his teammates at the Interhouse Gala, when he could so easily have stayed at home and been forgiven for doing so. He put aside his obvious massive personal disappointment to share, celebrate and support his friends’ highs and lows on the day.