Young athletes awarded at annual prize-giving

2017-11-29 06:00
Ruan le Roux (left) and Keira van Heerden stood out at the NMBMPA’s annual prize-giving ceremony recently. Here they show off the medals they received when they took part in the Biathle and Triathle World Champs in Spain earlier this year.          Photo:SUPPLIED

Ruan le Roux (left) and Keira van Heerden stood out at the NMBMPA’s annual prize-giving ceremony recently. Here they show off the medals they received when they took part in the Biathle and Triathle World Champs in Spain earlier this year. Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Nelson Mandela Bay Modern Pentathlon Association (NMBMPA) held its annual general meeting and prize-giving recently where they rewarded the cream of the crop for their sporting achievements over the course of the last season.

This year, the NMBMPA committee decided to reward all the u/9 athletes as they represent the future of sport and the association would like to keep them motivated to come back the following season.

“The u/9 race is often the most enjoyed race, where the athletes really just partake for the fun of it but often with enough skill to surprise parents and older athletes,” said Shaun Richter, the NMBMPA chairman.

He also handed out five chairman’s medals to athletes “who do not always win the race but always win at life”.

The big trophies were dominated by a few athletes. Keira van Heerden of Collegiate Primary School won sports girl of the year for her performance in the Laser Run, biathlon, triathlon and tetrathlon.

On the boys’ side, Ruan le Roux of Summerwood Primary walked away with four trophies, three of which he shared with another athlete.

He won sports boy of the year for his performance in the Laser Run and shared the triathle sports boy of the year award with Tristan Marais, also of Summerwood Pri­mary.

Le Roux also shared biathle sports boy of the year with Cameron Rafferty of Graeme College, as well as the tetrathlon sports boy of the year award with Jayson Archibald of Grey Junior School.

In the senior section, Gareth Vorster won pentathlete of the year, senior Laser Run man of the year and senior triathlete of the year.

Finally, the NMBMPA athlete of the year award went to Ruan le Roux for his outstanding achievements, including winning his age group at the triathle at the World Championships and placing third at the Laser Run World Champs.

Biathle is a fun run-swim-run event of differing distances per age group that tests an athlete both physically and mentally.

Athletes from as young as six take part in these events.

“As we drew the curtain closed on a very successful 2016/2017 season, we wasted no time in opening the new season. On Sunday, November 12 we held our first biathle of the new season,” Richter said.

“Since the NMBMPA is the host district of the 2018 SA Biathle and Triathle Champs, we are hoping to have a bumper season.”

For more info contact nmbmpa@ gmail.com.

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