Sports fanatic says that ‘age is nothing but a number’

2018-11-20 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedLola Klinjstra is involved in a number of sports including netball, soccer, hockey, touch rugby, 7’s rugby, squad swimming, tennis, and athletics which includes high jump, discus, shotput, and javelin.

PHOTO: suppliedLola Klinjstra is involved in a number of sports including netball, soccer, hockey, touch rugby, 7’s rugby, squad swimming, tennis, and athletics which includes high jump, discus, shotput, and javelin.

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UPPER Highway lass Lola Klinjstra is living proof that age is nothing but a number, and that you can do anything as long as you put your mind to it. The eleven year old Kloof Senior Primary School pupil was awarded 2016 Sportswoman of the year.

Lola told the Fever that she realised her love for sports quite early, saying: “I realised my love for sport when I started school sports in Grade R.”

Lola is a jack of all trades as she said that she doesn’t have a favourite sport; she is simply addicted to all sports.

The sports fanatic revealed that she’s always loved sports but what cemented her love was becoming the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year at Kloof Junior Primary School.

More recently, Lola was selected for the KZN Midlands Netball team where she will be representing her school and province at Brackenfell, in Cape Town, next year.

The young sportswoman is associated with a number of sports, including netball, soccer, hockey, touch rugby, seven’s rugby, squad swimming, tennis, and athletics which includes high jump, discus, shotput, and javelin. Though she excels in many fields, Lola’s greatest challenge has been with netball, because of her height, however she has never let that set her back.

“I’m a very competitive person, I love the adrenalin rush and I’m always learning a new skill. Even though being quite short has been a challenge for me, I have not let it stop me from doing what I love,” she said.

Aside from her own physical challenges, Lola has another challenge to overcome in her journey to be the best: raising funds for her upcoming trip next year.

“I play Goal Attack, and having made it through into KZN Midlands team, I have to start raising funds to travel to Brackenfell as it is very expensive,” said Lola.

Not one to take life lying down, Lola stated that no matter the challenge she comes across, she’ll never give up her love for sports.

Of her inspirations, Lola thanks her coaches Rachel Burger, Mrs Kelly Dalrimple and Mrs R MacArthur, saying: “They inspire me but also Bongiwe Msomi, who is the captain of the Spar Protea Netball team and who I’m fortunate enough to know.”

In conclusion, she advised the youth to follow their passion. “I love being part of a team and sportsmanship is extremely important to me,” she ended.

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