Learners spurred on in tourney

2017-06-08 06:01
Siyavuselela Sports and Life Skills recently organised a soccer and netball tournament for 12 schools, at NY49 Stadium.

Siyavuselela Sports and Life Skills recently organised a soccer and netball tournament for 12 schools, at NY49 Stadium.

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Siyavuselela Sports and Life Skills recently hosted a soccer and netball tournament for 12 schools at NY49 Stadium in Gugulethu.

Anele Magqwaka, a director at Siyavuselela Sports and Life Skills, said they have since November 2016, started a first ever league for primary schools in the area.

He said this was the third tournament they have organised since last year.

The other two tournaments were held last year.

“The support we received from teachers was amazing.

We have since created job opportunities for coaches at seven schools. Our aim is to ensure that all schools have coaches so that the competition can be fair to all.

We need support from government and businesses. We do not have funding for the league,” he said.

Sokhanyo Primary School beat Vuyani Primary School 1-0 in the finals of soccer the tournament, while Luzuko Primary School also beat Vuyani Primary School 14-9 in the finals of the netball.

Mahlubi Ngqukuvana, the principal at Vuyani Primary School, was full of praises for the initiative by Siyavuselela Sports and Life Skills.

“It helps us a lot. We promote extra mural activities in the school. Not all learners will be academically acute... Others will excel in sport. We are happy about it,” Ngqukuvana said.

The Spur franchise entity donated about 400 burgers for the children who attended the tournament.

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