Sports stars honoured at CT Sport Forum Awards

2015-05-05 06:00

“Sound administration remains the cornerstone to the development and future of sport”.

This was the executive director of the City of Cape Town’s sport and recreation department Gert Bam’s message to guests at the annual Cape Town Sport Forum Awards evening.

The annual event was held on Friday 24 April in the City’s banqueting Hall.

Bam, a former prominent member of the non-racial sport movement and a top school sports official said: “I come from the trenches of sport and the sport struggle in this country. I fully understand sport administration. I can tell you during the sport struggle sound administration was the key. I therefore encourage you to continue with the good administration of our various codes and the results of our sportsmen and women will follow. What I have seen is very positive and soon this hall will be too small to accommodate people who want to attend this function”.

Meanwhile the Johnson Road facilities management committee and its main anchor the Rygate LFA walked off with the lion share of the awards. The FMS (facilities management committee) was named FMC of the year while the Rygate LFA received an award for hosting the best sports development project.

The LFAs stages one of the biggest age group football tournaments for juniors in die u/7 and u/9 age groups in the Western Cape.

One of the LFA’s top clubs, Silver Spurs’ club coach Victor Tajoodien was also named coach of the year. Last year he was at the helm when Spurs won Safa Cape Town’s prestigious Coke Cup Champions. Spurs then also annexed the Rygate LFA’s knock out cup and ended second on the Premier League while its u/17 side won the league and knockout double.

Other awards: Administrator of the year: Alec du Sani; Recreation programme of the year: Strandfontein FMC; Sportswoman with a disability: Toufeeqa Davids; Sportsman with disability: Anthony George; Junior Sportsman of the year: Mujahid Toffar; Sportswoman of the year: Chanelle Gewers

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