‘Start to be great’

2015-10-29 06:00


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THE nine-year-old Riaan Dippenaar has been chosen as October’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for Express.

The President Steyn Primary School learner is a gifted 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 earlier this year, Riaan won two gold medals for weapons and sparring and a bronze medal for forms.

Thereafter, he competed at the Martial Arts and Games Committee of South Africa (MASA) held in Potchefstroom. He obtained three gold medals for sparring, forms and weapons.

During the South African championships held at the Wits University, he obtained two gold medals for forms and weapon, and a silver medal for sparring.

Riaan was selected for the national development team to represent South Africa in Las Vegas.

He also received his Martial Arts South African Development Colours. Nelspruit’s tournament was held in September and he received two gold medals for weapons and forms, and silver for sparring.

His motto is: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!”

Riaan will be the last Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for Express Mangaung.

The overall Let’s Play Sports Star of the Year winner for Express Mangaung will be announced at a private function on 4 December in Bloemfontein.

For any enquiries, send an email to supersport@zpr.co.za

) 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 – all of which are imperative to the holistic development of young people.

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.

) In 2015, SuperSport’s Let’s Play celebrates ten years of activating the children of South Africa.

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