Heideveld Secondary’s boys U15 basketball team in winning form
5 March 2020
Heideveld Secondary School’s boys u15 team won silver at the St John's College Basketball tournament in Johannesburg.
The 2020 edition of the tournament, the biggest schoolboy basketball tournament in Southern Africa, drew to a close on Sunday. The tournament featured 56 teams from Southern Africa playing in three age groups - U13, U15 and U19 - on the courts at St John's and Wits from 27 February to 1 March.
The format of the competition included a round-robin phase with the top sides going on to play in the knockout stages.
Many of the Heideveld players flew for the first time. They convincingly defeated their opponents throughout the competition, winning six of their seven games. Usutu Forest School from Swaziland had to work hard to clinch the inaugural U15 title with a score of 53-34 in their final game.
"The performance by all the boys and level of basketball played was outstanding," said Ngoza Phiri-Mazarura, Head of Basketball at St John's College. "The finalists in the various age groups came from Johannesburg, Kwazulu Natal, Swaziland and Cape Town, showing the depth and growth of basketball in South Africa and the Southern African region. St John's College is proud to host a tournament that showcases this talent."
The games were broadcast live on DSTV.