Let’s Play winners announced

2018-02-01 06:01
City Vision editor Voox Sonandzi with Siyadlala Let’s Play sports star of the year winner Mhle Motasie who is flanked by runners up Lutho Ndwalaza and Matabane Botle.                                                                                           PHOTO: mathunzi mentjies

City Vision editor Voox Sonandzi with Siyadlala Let’s Play sports star of the year winner Mhle Motasie who is flanked by runners up Lutho Ndwalaza and Matabane Botle. PHOTO: mathunzi mentjies

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“The City Vision / Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year function is proving to be a place where “young, talented school children” get an opportunity to be praised and honoured.

These were the words of Khayelitsha Sports Council (KSC) president Thembisile Gamzana during an awards ceremony held at Look Out Hill recently to honour the 2017 sports stars.

Gamzana hailed all the finalists and their coaches or teachers who nominated their charges.

“Aspirations to become great stars should start at this age and we salute City Vision and Supersport for encouraging young children to become dreamers. Your dedication to sport and education will yield positive results in the future,” said Gamzana.

Mihle Motasi, a learner at De Kuils High School was voted City Vision/Let’s Play Sports Star of 2017 following her exploits in the netball field. Her sterling performance propelled her team to a fine season and she was rewarded with Western Province colours.

“ I am a fierce competitor and I am in it to be my best,” said the lanky Mihle when receiving the award.

Lutho Ndwalaza a Grade 7 learner in Lwandle Public Primary School in Khayelitsha and Matabane Botle from Manzomthombo in Mfuleni were both runners up.

City Vision editor Voox Sonandzi was thrilled and declasred all the 11 nominees for the award “real winners”.

“Today you are all winners, your families, teachers and coaches are seeing the benefits of the support they give to you. Congratulations to all of you,” he said.

Eduard Rosentrauch, spokesperson of SuperSport Western Cape, says the initiative is aimed at giving recognition to learners who excel in sport.

“Play, physical education and sport are foundational to the holistic development of children and an initiative of this nature contributes to a healthier community and encourages sports activity,” says Rosentrauch.

All sporting codes are considered. Coaches, teachers or parents (anyone, in fact) can nominate their most talented sport star and write us a few lines detailing why he or she deserves to be recognised. Each monthly winner will receive a gift pack and will be entered in the City Vision /Let’s Play Sports Awards of the Year to be held at the end of the year.

Start encouraging your learners by nominating them by email to vukile.sonandzi@cityvision.co.za.

Meanwhile Sonandzi thanked a leading legwear specialists FALKE who were proud to be associated with the City Vision Sport Star of the Year competition.

“WE hope FALKE South Africa will continue supporting us in many of our endevours,” said Sonandzi.

According to FALKE Group Marketing Executive Keaton Quarmby, the orginisation is passionate about supporting young sport talent. “This was a great opportunity for us to acknowledge local sport stars in the various disciplines and to encourage them to continue training and competing.”

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