Epworth pupils fly school’s flag high

2015-05-13 06:00
                                                                            PHOTO: suppliedEpworth’s national sports achievers (back) Donna Hutton (left), Anele Ngubane, (middle) Kelly Fell, Alani Ferreira, and (front) Noël Lee and   Sarah Mayne. Abs

PHOTO: suppliedEpworth’s national sports achievers (back) Donna Hutton (left), Anele Ngubane, (middle) Kelly Fell, Alani Ferreira, and (front) Noël Lee and Sarah Mayne. Abs

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WHETHER on court, in the water or taking on an athletics challenge, Epworth girls do themselves and the school proud in the sporting world.

During the recent Easter holidays, seven girls proved their worth in different sporting codes at national level, from tennis and squash to canoeing and athletics.

Sarah Mayne, a KZN tennis player, gained selection for the SA Schools’ team touring to England in June and July, slotting in as the number two player. Also with racquet in hand, Noel Lee and Anele Ngubane are part of the SA U18 squash team off to Malaysia next month.

In the pool, Alani Ferreira swam in the SA Senior National Aquatics Championships, participating in the multi-disability category. She did not disappoint, winning three gold medals and four silver medals, breaking four SA senior S13 records along the way.

She achieved a number of A qualifying times good enough for participation at the IPC world champs in Glasgow in July.

Adding to her gold medal tally, Alani bagged eight at the Nedbank National Swimming Championships as well, receiving recognition as the best youth swimmer at the event.

All these achievements and accolades bode well for her goal of being included in the SA team for the Paralympics in Rio next year.

Also on the water, this time in a canoe, Donna Hutton and Kayla de Beer tore up the SA Canoe Sprints at the Roodeplaat Dam, Donna winning five events and Kayla the runner-up in two.

At the Junior National Athletics Championships, Kelly Fell was sixth in long jump and last weekend, was part of the KZN A team at the SA Surf lifesaving champs in Durban.

Here she won gold in the beach sprint and flags and came away with the 2015 Lifesaving SA Surf Nationals Competitor of the Competition in the U15 category

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