Willows u.12 are the best in the West

2015-06-30 09:54
The Willows Primary School u.12 netball team will compete at the SA Schools Netball primary school championship. The team members are (from back, left): Ilhaam Lee, Yushrah Carelse, Logan van Rooyen, Saniyah Jacobs, Hayleigh Jansen, Shirmeez Arnolds,

The Willows Primary School u.12 netball team will compete at the SA Schools Netball primary school championship. The team members are (from back, left): Ilhaam Lee, Yushrah Carelse, Logan van Rooyen, Saniyah Jacobs, Hayleigh Jansen, Shirmeez Arnolds,

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The Willows Primary School u.12 netball team has qualified to compete in the South African Schools Netball primary school championship in Waterkloof on 25 July.

They will be representing the Western Cape at the championship after winning the Top School competition in Stellenbosch.

The Heideveld school’s road to Pretoria started when they began competing in the local schools circuit.

From there, they progressed to the district competition (the Top School competition), which was held at the Maties netball club this past weekend, beating other schools from the Boland and South Western Districts.

What makes the feat more remarkable is the fact that Willows Primary School has only restarted its netball programme this year after being inactive for a number of years.

Willows Primary is one of the Western Cape’s non-fee-paying schools, with pupils relying on the Peninsula School Feeding Association for daily meals and 80% of their parents are reliant on government grants.

As a result, resources are at an absolute minimum and the team’s efforts to pursue their dream of competing in the national championship has hit the proverbial brickwall.

The team’s coach, manager and referee, Agnes Grootboom, has made an urgent plea to those who are able to help them extend one of the school’s biggest achievements.

“We are going to do everything in our power to send our team to Pretoria, but we unfortunately need sponsorships because 80% of our parents depend on Sassa grants,” she says.

“We need the following to make our girls’ dreams come true: Transport, accommodation, netball gear, tracksuits, food, underwear, toiletries and takkies.

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If you would like to help or for more information, contact Willows Primary School on 021 637 5560 or Grootboom on 072 947 8800.

The Willows Primary School u.12 netball team has qualified to compete in the South African Schools Netball primary school championship in Waterkloof on 25 July.

They will be representing the Western Cape at the championship after winning the Top School competition in Stellenbosch.

The Heideveld school’s road to Pretoria started when they began competing in the local schools circuit.

From there, they progressed to the district competition (the Top School competition), which was held at the Maties netball club this past weekend, beating other schools from the Boland and South Western Districts.

What makes the feat more remarkable is the fact that Willows Primary School has only restarted its netball programme this year after being inactive for a number of years.

Achieve moreWillows Primary is one of the Western Cape’s non-fee-paying schools, with pupils relying on the Peninsula School Feeding Association for daily meals and 80% of their parents are reliant on government grants.

As a result, resources are at a minimum and the team’s efforts to pursue their dream of competing in the national championship have hit the proverbial brickwall.

The team’s coach, manager and referee, Agnes Grootboom, has made an urgent plea to those who are able to help them extend one of the school’s biggest achievements.

“We are going to do everything in our power to send our team to Pretoria, but we unfortunately need sponsorships because 80% of our parents depend on Sassa grants,” she says.

“We need the following to make our girls’ dreams come true: Transport, accommodation, netball gear, tracksuits, food, underwear, toiletries and takkies.”

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If you would like to help or for more information, contact Willows Primary School on 021 637 5560 or Grootboom on 072 947 8800

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