Indoor centre honours users

2015-12-01 06:00
The winners of the annual Portlands indoor centre awards with the facility’s executive members and other officials. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

The winners of the annual Portlands indoor centre awards with the facility’s executive members and other officials. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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Eighteen users of the Portlands indoor centre have won prizes in the third annual awards of the facility.

Club 60, Unique Seniors and Greater Mitchell’s Plain seniors club were also honoured for their participation and use of the facility during the year.

Eddie Marshall, chairperson of the City facility management committee, says they received fewer entries for the awards this year.

“I want to appeal to codes not to deprive their members of this honour. If they deserve it, give them the opportunity to go for it,” he says.

The event honours excellence among the facility users during the year.

Marshall says he is grateful for the effort by staff in seeing that the event went off without a hitch.

Daniel Christians, ward councillor for the area, also congratulates the participants.

“I want to acknowledge these sportsmen and women who have found their destiny. This award is because of dedication and love for sport,” says Christians.

He also encourages the members to keep moving forward.

The centre is one of the oldest City-run facilities, says district 3 manager Tengo Sokanyile.

He says he is grateful to the executive for their dedication to running the facility.

WinnersThe award for administrator of the year went to Gwen Gewers for karate.

Robin-Lee Pool won as cadette sportswoman for karate satori and Yashrie Agulhas won as cadette sportsman for karate satori.

The awards for coach and woman coach of the year went to Marlin Marshall for boxing and Chanelle Gewers for karate shukokai respectively.

Chanelle Gewers also won the award for senior sportswoman of the year and overall sportswoman of the year.

Marlin Marshall also won the award for overall sportsman of the year.

The award for junior sportsman of the year was given to Aiden Jackson for karate satori and Tayla Carolissen was named junior sportswoman of the year for darts.

She was also recently named u.16 world champion in darts.

The award for master of the year was given to Wallace Fortuin for karate shukokai. He was also awarded a lifetime achievement award along with Beatrice Welcome from Bt’s body beat.

Collette Theys of Portland’s Boxing was named woman master of the year.

President’s awardThe president’s award, chosen by Eddie Marshall, was awarded to Peter Waterloo for darts.

More winnersOther winners of the evening were Revival Youth as facility users of the year.

Wasiema Dolly from Bt’s body beat won as woman participant of the year.

Josh Gympies was best senior sportsman for boxing.

Most improved for a non-sporting code was Gail Hawes for taebo.

The event was supported by Sokanyile, the Freeway Saints Motorcycle Club, James Mills, the sport and recreation forum chairperson, the Scouts, disaster risk management, ward councillors Eddie Andrews and Christians and the Ismail family.

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