Team shoot to score

2018-11-29 06:01
Winners of the girls under 14 basketball tournament CNP Thunder.PHOTO: supplied

Winners of the girls under 14 basketball tournament CNP Thunder.PHOTO: supplied

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Anon governmental organisation Hoops 4 Hope (H4H) held its annual Basketball tournament on Saturda­y 25 November at the University of Cape Town.

H4H uses basketball as a way of training and empowering children to work in their own communities.

The tournament is held in memory of former H4H coach Nompunyezo Siyoyo.

The event is called H4H Nompunyezo Siyoyo u.14 basketball tournament.

A day before the tournament, the National Basketball Association Africa team held a basketball coaching clinic with the participants.

There were also some educational activities related to leadership skills, communication and how to deal with health issues.

The tournament was for under 14 boys and girls basketball teams.

A girls team made up of players from Crossroads, Nyanga and Philippi called CNP Thunder won the girls final while Vikings from Montana took home the boys trophy­. The Thunder beat the Western Province Chinese team 21-14 to claim the cup.

Thunder coach Thabo Marotola said even though they had only two weeks to prepare for the tournament they were favourites to win. He said they know the teams they played against from the Cape Town Basketball Association, which is the league they play in.

“We always play the same teams we faced and beat them. So we came to the tournament as the favourites,” he said.

Marotola said by winning the cup he hopes that the parents of his players will take them serious and support them in everything that they do.

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