SA Junior Trials

After months of intense training, SA Junior Trials are officially underway. As the coaches, we would like to wish the following trialists the best of luck.

1. Mamkhabela Mthembu-Stirling High School (EC)
2. Andrew Bradfield -Fourways High School (GP)
3.Daisy Whitcutt-Roedean School ( SA)
4.Gabriel Brouard Ancer -King David Victory Park (GP)
5. Gonste Moropa-Hoerskool Birchleigh (GP)
6. Nkateko Hlongwane-Rhodesfield Technical High School (GP)
7. Rheyna Pattni- Parktown Girls High School (GP)
8. Rinya Singh- Crawford College Sandton (GP)
9. Saxon Leathwhite- Roedean School (SA)
10. Thandekile Ndolvu- Hoerskool Jan De Klerk(GP)
11. Tariro Banganayi- Sacred Heart College (GP)
12. Suvasha Ganess -Solovista Secondary School (KZN)
13. Seyanne Govender- Durban Girls College (KZN)
14. Sthembiso Matenjwa- Mountview Secondary School( KZN)
15.Thea Juanita Earnest-Mountview Secondary School( KZN)
16. Wisden Nadasen- Greenbury Secondary School (KZN)
17 Madzanga Ramabulana- Pepps College (Lim)
18. Nwabisa Mbishilo- Camps Bay High School (WC)

We would like to thank Tebogo Mamabolo, Pakamani Ndwandwa, Kholwani Dube, Webster Morrison, Kyle Lyle, Ilan Malkin, Megan Raftery, Lwandile Bhengu & Sipohokazi Tau for being apart of the selection squad for 2017. A special mention must go to Bella Mamkhabela for being the “team mom” and calming the nervous.

We are grateful to Roedean School (SA) for hosting us this year and to Europa Killarney and the Patel Family for making sure we are fed. Thank you to the FNF team for providing a great workshop on Philsophy and critical thinking to kick off our trials weekend.

To our trialists: We are your greatest fans and we know that each of you will preform exceptionally and make our jobs extremely difficult. We would like to thank everyone who formed part of our pre-trials training. Beyond selecting a team our main goal is to equip as many debaters as possible with skills to improve all aspects of their lives. We are excited to work with each one of you and to have a fun and enjoyable time( cause that is a necessity).

With you in debating
Bettina & Irene
SA Junior Coaches 2017.

Trials Results: 

After challenging trials rounds and selection discussions, that ran late into the night, the team has been decided. Each speaker demonstrated their incredible abilities by standing out in a group of very talented and intelligent speakers.

The SA Junior Team for 2017 is:

  • Suvasha Ganess -Solovista Secondary School (KZN)
  • Daisy Whitcutt-Roedean School ( SA)
  • Saxon Leathwhite- Roedean School (SA)
  • Sthembiso Matenjwa- Mountview Secondary School( KZN)
  • Tariro Banganayi- Sacred Heart College (GP)
  • Madzanga Ramabulana- Pepps College (Lim) – Reserve

We are very excited to be working with this amazing group of speakers over the next year!!!

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