St Faith’s rare sporting glory

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St Faith’s rare sporting glory St Faith’s High School has shown that their excellence goes beyond academics by lifting gold medals in handball and volleyball at the just-ended NASA Games held in Bulawayo where all provinces were represented

 

Ray Bande
Senior Reporter

FAR from the narratives of academic excellence that usually come with the name of St Faith’s High School – the Anglican-run institution gave a good account of their sporting genes during the recent National Anglican Schools Association (NASA) Games played at St Columbus’ High School in Bulawayo.

Anglican-run schools from Manicaland, hosts, Matabeleland, Masvingo and Harare competed in the 2024 edition of this annual high schools sporting fete.

Teams representing Manicaland Diocese were St Faith’s, which had soccer, volleyball, handball and chess teams, while St Augustine’s High School had a football team.

Tsonzo also had a boys’ soccer team.

St James Zongoro also had a boys’ football team, St David’s Bonda had women soccer, volleyball and handball teams, while St Mary’s Magadalene’s had women soccer, volleyball and boys’ soccer teams.

 

St Anne’s Goto travelled with a women soccer team, while St Warburgh’s had a girls’ handball team.

 

However, it was St Faith’s, who are known more for their academic prowess than sporting who emerged victorious in the volleyball competition where they relegated St Mary’s Magadalene’s to second position.

St Faith’s once again emerged victorious in handball boys’ competition.

Their basketball team settled for bronze, while their football team was knocked out in the semi-finals of the competition.

Outstanding players for St Faith’s in handball include Tinotenda ‘Mojah’ Singano and Tatenda Mataswa.

 

Mataswa will be representing Zimbabwe at national level.

 

In a statement, St Faith’s School Development Committee, wrote: “St Faith’s High School has shown that their excellence goes beyond academics by lifting gold medals in handball and volleyball at the just-ended NASA Games held in Bulawayo where all provinces were represented.

“We are also excited that we have one of ‘Bulls’ representing Zimbabwe at national level in handball. To the “Bulls” and all their coaches in various sporting disciplines, we say congratulations, and only the rainmaker can stop you. You have done us proud once again.”

 

In other sporting genres, winners in football for boy were St Mathias Tsonzo High School, while St Columbus settled for silver.

 

St David’s Bonda were the girls football winners. Bonda also won the volleyball girls’ competition.

 

In netball, St Anne’s Goto were the winners, while St David’s Bonda came second.

Another Manicaland outfit, St Werburgh’s emerged victorious in the handball girls contest, while St Augustine’s High won the basketball boys’ competition.

St Columbus came second.

St Augustine’s also won the basketball girls’ contest.

 

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