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Badmintn is a popular social and competitive sport at Hillcrest Primary School and we have an ‘A’ Squad, a ‘B’ Squad and a Social squad which is well attended. Our A & B Squads plays weekly fixtures on a Wednesday afternoon in Term 2. Both teams compete in the ‘A’ League with our A side winning the league every year for the past 5 years now. We have 4 courts marked out in our Multi-purpose Hall and in Term 4 we play our Inter-House and School Champs. We have Boys and Girls representing both the District and KZN Schools yearly.
Cricket is a popular sport for our boys at Hillcrest Primary School and is played in the summer months, in the first and fourth terms. Our Grades 1 and 2’s play mini-cricket, with our Gr. 2’s playing matches every Friday afternoon. Our Grade 3 boys also play Mini Cricket on a Saturday morning and our A’s and B’s are also introduced to hardball and play midweek hardball matches. Our U10’s, U11’s and 1st’s to 4th’s in the open age group play weekly fixtures on Wednesday/Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
The under 11A team participates in the Kearsney T20 Tournament every year and the 1st Teams play regular 6-a-side and T20 Tournaments and have the opportunity to participate in overnight tours, where they get to play against schools outside our district and province.
Soccer at Hillcrest Primary School has a longstanding history. It is played in the second term from Grade 1-7. Grades 1-3 play 7-a-side mini-soccer, with mini-tournaments every Thursday afternoon. The U10s, U11s and opens play either 7-a-side, 9-a-side or full-field 11-a-side soccer and play league fixtures on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. The Boys 1st Team also competes in the League Cup in Term 2 and then both the Boys and Girls teams play in regular Festivals throughout the term.
In Term 3 our U12 Boys play 7’s Rugby and participate in 3 big 7’s Tournaments at DHS, Hillcrest High and Michaelhouse. In the 4th Term we play Boys and Girls Touch Rugby from Gr. 4-7 as a way of keeping the fitness levels going, keeping them playing the game, learning the rules and developing their skills.