Blue Ribbon donates kit to sports club

2017-09-06 06:02
Blue Ribbon Areas Sales Supervisor Monwabisi David (third from the left) hands over kits to Seven Sundowns Sports Club Deputy Chairman Mncedisi Thomas, netball head coach Matsepho Gazi, u/13 Captain Inga Scott, u/11 Captain Malihlome Mpendu, Club Trustee Lunga Magada and senior head coach Mthunzi Zane Mrwebi.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Blue Ribbon Areas Sales Supervisor Monwabisi David (third from the left) hands over kits to Seven Sundowns Sports Club Deputy Chairman Mncedisi Thomas, netball head coach Matsepho Gazi, u/13 Captain Inga Scott, u/11 Captain Malihlome Mpendu, Club Trustee Lunga Magada and senior head coach Mthunzi Zane Mrwebi.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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LUCK shined on the newly established Seven Sundowns Sports Club after well-known bread company, Blue Ribbon, sponsored kits to the Motherwell NU 7 multisports club during a function that was held at Khulile Primary School on Saturday.

Blue Ribbon, which falls under Premier Foods, is based in Lindsay Road, Korsten.

According to Blue Ribbon area sales supervisor Monwabisi Davids, the company decided to stretch their hand out to a club that had nothing but still developed youth grassroots sports.

Davids said, “Seven Sundowns Sports Club secretary Vumile Madikane and the trustee Lunga Magada revealed to Blue Ribbon manager Enrico Windwaai and sales manager Charl de Lange that they had only one soccer kit that was used by its soccer teams which are u/11, u/13, u/15 and senior team, as well as by its senior netball team. Enrico and Charl were touched by the way things were going at Seven Sports Club.

“Therefore, our company agreed in principle that it would purchase two kits per team.

“After agreeing with the club, our company decided to buy kits for the u/11, u/13 and netball first teams and then the next kit will be purchased for Seven Sundowns. Our company adds value to the community sports club.

“We as Blue Ribbon uplift the standard of living of the people who are less fortunate. Our company products make profits for us, but part of that is allocated to community social investment.

“We will keep our relationship healthy with Seven Sundowns as they support us.”

ANC Ward 56 sports head Monde Tsoko hailed Blue Ribbon for the role they had played in injecting funds into grassroots sport.

Tsoko said, “Blue Ribbon is not only concerned with making profits, but they plough back to the community. This company deserves an accolade. The players must appreciate what their management is doing for them.

“These players must take very serious and they should refrain from using drugs.”

Sundowns deputy chairman Mncedisi Thomas said that Blue Ribbon made a huge difference to the club.

“One thing that made me worried was when all our teams used the only kit we have on the same day. Blue Ribbon has come to our rescue and our worries are no more.

“Our players’ morale is now boosted by Blue Ribbon,” Thomas said.

“Our community has committed itself to support Blue Ribbon because this company has restored our club’s dignity.

“We have knocked on many doors of the business people in Motherwell asking for a kit, but they turned down our application. I am delighted that our sports club is growing very fast. We have soccer u/9, netball u/13, basketball, chess, taebo dancers, rugby u/15, cricket, boxing, karate and swimming, but all these teams have no kits and balls or any other equipment.”

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