Kids treated to Christmas party at Vygieskraal

2017-12-19 06:00

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the ­programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

Hewat Athletic Club members swapped their running gear for aprons as they hosted 60 youngsters from the Vygieskraal informal settlement at a Christmas party held at the Central Hockey Club on Monday evening.

The event was the culmination of their outreach programme where they coach the youngsters on a weekly basis at the Vygieskraal Stadium in basic techniques of track and field athletics.

Anthony Liederman, vice-chairperson of the club based in Athlone, is confident they have struck the right note with the programme.

“In September, we started focusing on developing the athletic skills of the kids between the ages of eight and 14.

“We had over 200 kids at our first session, but we had to scale the numbers down to make it more manageable for the coaches. Two weeks ago we hosted educational programmes for them, highlighting personal hygiene for girls and speaking to the boys about anti-bullying, so we are looking at a holistic approach for them,” he said.

The programme has already delivered a rough diamond on the track, with 14-year-old Shane Sass showing promise in the sprint events.

“I love what the club is doing for us and I regard Wayde van Niekerk as my role model,” says Sass.

The evening ended with each child receiving a specially wrapped Christmas gift from the coaches and their very own training sweater to be worn when the programme commences on Monday 5 February.

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