Ruan gifted in sport

2015-10-21 06:00


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IN 2015 SuperSport’s Let’s Play celebrates ten years of keeping the children of South Africa active.

Ruan Dippenaar (12) has been chosen as September’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for Express Mangaung. The President Steyn Primary School learner is a gifted athlete, rugby and cricket player. He is also a Combat Tang Soo Do martial arts student.

At the Combat Tang Soo Do Martial Arts Free State Championships held at the University of the Free State, Ruan won two gold medals for weapons and forms and a silver medal for sparring. Thereafter he competed at the Martial Arts and Games Committee of South Africa (Masa) held in Potchefstroom. He obtained two gold medals for sparring and forms, and a silver medal for weapons.

During the South African championships he obtained two gold medals for forms and weapon, and a bronze medal for sparring. The South African karate team also won a bronze medal for team forms. Most recently he competed at the world championships held in Las Vegas in America, as part of the national development team. He received two gold medals for weapon and sparring and a silver medal for forms. Ruan was also named the world champion boys u.12 for weapons and sparring. His motto is: “To be the best I can be!”

Send your SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month nomination for school learners between the ages of 6 and 18 today (nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection). You can email your nomination to or fax to 086-552-4922.

More on the Let’s Play initiative: SuperSport over time has evolved as the quintessential sports authority. With such strong sporting influence within the South African market, SuperSport has been perfectly poised to harness this power and rally the public and corporates to truly make a difference in society.

SuperSport identified that there were huge issues severely inhibiting the development of children through skills learned by playing, physical education and sport. It was from this insight that Let’s Play was born in November 2005 with the aim of elevating awareness of our social situation and to introduce and encourage play, activity and sport in schools.

For more information, please contact Lynne or Juanré at Z PR on 051-522-9574

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