Voortrekkerhonours top achievers

2012-10-02 00:00

THERE was no stopping swimmer Mickey Olivier and all-rounder Alicia Syffert as they took the honours at the recent Voortrekker sport and cultural awards ceremony.

Olivier received four awards: Victor Ludorum (for open swimming), best swimmer, most outstanding achievement and Sportsman of the Year.

The swim star earned the Most Outstanding Sports Achievement of the Year accolade for breaking 22 swimming records at the school since he enrolled four years ago.

Olivier is the current Vories record holder at U14, U15, U16 and open level in the following disciplines: 50 yards butterfly, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and individual medley, and 100 yards in freestyle for the U15 and open age groups. (Voortrekker’s pool is measured in yards, not metres.)

“He was awarded the Sportsman of the Year award for his participation in athletics, cricket and golf,” Vories director of sport Charmaine Koekemoer told The Witness.

Syffert received the Sportswoman of the Year award and the best goal average accolade for netball.

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