Young star sprints to the top

2017-06-14 06:01
Cornel Castle (7) of the Eureka Primary School has been chosen as the Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. Photo: Supplied

Cornel Castle (7) of the Eureka Primary School has been chosen as the Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month. Photo: Supplied

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Cornel Castle of the Eureka Primary School is Express Northern Cape’s Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for May. At the age of seven, Cornel has proven that dynamite comes in small packages.

Cornel participates in a variety of sports, including cricket, but his coaches and parents believe that he is a born athlete that still has a lot to achieve.

His recent successes include coming first in the 60 m and 80 m sprints on his school’s athletics day. He then ran at the Kimberley interschools competition, where he again came first in both the 60 m and 80 m sprints.

Cornel also had the opportunity to run at the Frances Baard meeting. He achieved a second place in the 80 m race. He also came fourth in the first 60 m race and fifth in the second race.

  • Cornel’s dream is to compete on an international athletics field one day. Send your SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month nomination for learners between the ages of six and 18 today. Nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection. Email your nomination to or fax it to 086-552-4922.

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