Sebenzile a true sport star

2015-06-22 13:54
Sebenzile Fephiwe (second from right) is this week’s Puma School Sport Star.


: Sebenzile Fephiwe (second from right) is this week’s Puma School Sport Star. photo: supplied

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THIS week’s winner of our Puma School Sport Star competition is Sebenzile Fephiwe from Linkside High School.

She was nominated by Heather Anderson who sent the following letter to PE Express:

I would like to recommend Sebenzile Fephiwe for this week’s Puma School Sport Star.

Sebenzile is a matric student at Linkside High School. She is a fantastic field hockey player, playing summer second team in 2012 and 2013; and has played first team in 2014 and 2015. She was voted defensive player of the year in 2014.

Sebenzile also learned to play tennis in the summer of 2013 and played for her school’s tennis team in 2013 and 2014.

Compared to other school sports participants, Sebenzile’s achievements may not seem very competitive, but she excels in the unseen aspects of sport. Sebenzile learned to play tennis in the summer to help teach other “previously disadvantaged” young people (with drug and alcohol abuse backgrounds) the sport and to help them to get off the streets to spend their time more wisely by learning a sport!

She is actively involved with children’s education groups that teach pre-school children the educational basics and be prepared for grade R; which includes exercise and body awareness.

She has spent her weekends, often after an exhausting morning of field hockey matches, to go to the nearby locations and paint the government subsidized creches.

Sometimes a sports star is the one who has heart; the one who loves the sport and yet takes the time to give back to others. She is well aware that she has been provided with an excellent education at Linkside and also a fantastic sports programme. She demonstrates her thankfulness by helping other less fortunate kids. In this generation of “its all about me” and “selfies” it’s nice to know that there are sports stars like Sebenzile who know its about the “team”; all of us working together through sport to reach every culture and creating a better South Africa for future generations.

Become our next Puma School Sport Star

THE PE Express and Puma would like to give recognition to high school learners who excel in sport.

We want to know about high school learners’ achievements and want to reward them for their hard work and dedication. How? We want to publish your success in the newspaper and give you a cool Puma sportsbag, to the value of R350!

All you have to do is share your triumphs with us and our panel of judges will choose a weekly winner. The winner and their photo will be published in the PE Express

You can nominate yourself or you can be nominated by your parents, teacher, coach, principal or even by a friend.

How to enter:

All you have to do to enter the Puma School Sport Star competition is to send an email to and list all your sporting achievements. Include Puma School Sport Star in the subject line of the email.

And don’t forget to upload a photo of yourself – entries without photos will not be accepted!

If we choose you as the weekly Puma School Sport Star winner, we will publish your story and photo in the following week’s newspaper and you receive the sportsbag. Be sure to read the PE Express every week to see if you are a winner.

If you nominate yourself, be sure you have permission from your parents to do so.

So what are you waiting for? Enter now! Your cool Puma sportsbag and your claim to fame awaits.

At the end of the year, all the winners will be entered into the Puma School Sport Star of the Year competition – the star of all stars! And the winner will walk away with fabulous prizes, sponsored by Puma. 

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