St Andrew’s Commonwealth Hockey Star

St Andrew’s School for Girls is known for producing some of the finest athletes in the country, and they can certainly be proud of old-girl Stephanie Baxter who has made the South African Women’s Hockey team and will be representing South Africa at the commonwealth games in Australia.

Currently ranked No. 14, The South African Women begin their campaign with a tough start against the English on the 5 April, before taking on Malaysia, Wales and India looking to secure a top 2 spot in group A to qualify for the medal play-offs.

South Africa’s Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa and High Commissioner to Australia Beryl Sisulu both wished Team South Africa well before the Commonwealth Games gets underway in Gold Coast.

“Fly the South African flag high,” said Sisulu.

“Back home our cricketers are making us proud and here the cameras are on you, so represent well. Make us proud and rest assured, we are here to support you as much as you need,” Sisulu continued.

For her part, Sports Minister Xasa said: “I bring warm greetings from back home and from our president. We encourage you to shine, we are proud of you and please bring the medals back. Nothing can stop our country.” She also urged the country’s sportsmen and women to be on their best behaviour.

The Games start with Wednesday’s opening ceremony and continue through until the closing ceremony on April 15.

Read also: Bedfordview Represented At Commonwealth Games

 

 

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