Most Promising Umpire - from Wartburg

2017-07-26 06:03
Kevin Englebrecht with Spar’s Claire Hogg (sponsorship controller).

Kevin Englebrecht with Spar’s Claire Hogg (sponsorship controller).

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SELECTED as one of the most promising umpires at the Spar KZN School Girls’ Hockey Challenge, Kevin Englebrecht of Wartburg, is geared up for the grand finals to be played at the end of July.

Kevin (18), who attended Wartburg Kirchdorf School, has been umpiring for four years and enjoys hockey for its “necessity of skill and hand-eye co-ordination as opposed to physical strength required in rugby or athletics”. The tournament is in its seventh year and kicked off in Pongola in February, travelling to 10 regions around KZN and seeing almost 80 high school girls’ first teams battle it out.
At each regional an up-and-coming young umpire was selected, and Kevin was one of the “Most Promising Umpires” to be invited to referee at the grand finals, where he will represent Umvoti, uThukela and Umzinyathi regions.

Kevin is studying a BCom through Unisa and plans to join his family retailing business on completion of his studies.
Items on his bucket list include umpiring a Tuks-Maties hockey match at Stellenbosch, travelling throughout South Africa as well as visiting his favourite football team, Liverpool, at their home stadium - Haylea Heyns.

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