Luleka celebrates sport medals

2017-08-10 06:03
Ncumisa Gxono, teacher, Thoko Maliwa, and netball team, on Thursday, at Luleka Primary School, Khayelitsha.PHOTOS: mBONGISENI mASEKO

Ncumisa Gxono, teacher, Thoko Maliwa, and netball team, on Thursday, at Luleka Primary School, Khayelitsha.PHOTOS: mBONGISENI mASEKO

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Teachers and learners at Luleka Primary School are priding themselves after their soccer and netball teams achieve good results during the school holiday sports tournament, in Khayelitsha.

The District East/ Kraaifontein MOD Cluster Sport Festival was held at Bernadino Heights High School, in Scottsdene.

There were over 30 schools that took part in the competition.

Under 12 netball team walked away with silver medals after they secured position two and under-13 for netball team finished on third position and got bronze medals.

Under 12 soccer team for boys came on third place and got bronze medals.

The Under 13 soccer team for boys could not proceed with in the competition as most players could not pitch-up for the selection game towards the end of the competition.

Ncumisa Gxono, teacher, said they caused a storm in their first appearance in the competition which started few years ago.

“This is the big achievement for the school. We are proud of our teams. We have dedicated teachers and learners in sport. They love the game.

Our principal also loves sport and he is flexible. We are hoping for gold medals next year. Sport is good for learners, because not all of them excel academically. We want to see our learners playing for national teams. We even follow them they are in high schools to ensure that they do not stop playing,” Gxono said.

She also said the school is also doing well in other sport codes such as rugby, cricket and athletics.

Principal Thobani Mthoba said sport is good for taking children away from streets and it also helps to sharpen their minds.

“We are happy with what we achieved. There were a lot of schools there, but we managed to go that far. I would like to thank the parents for allowing their children to play,” he said.

Nathi Nyubatya, 12, captain for netball team, praised the support they got from their teachers and parents as the recipe for their good performance.

“We would like to thank our parents for allowing us to play and also the support from our principal. He buys us food and anything we need when we go and play,” Nyubatya said.

Linethemba Yiwa, 12, captain for soccer team, said communication in the field helped them to do well.

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