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Anke Smit (13) from Gordons Bay © Lets Play

Sports Stars of the Month - August



Let’s Play in association with Boland Newspapers conduct a special initiative to give recognition to learners at either Primary or High school, who excel in sport.

Play, physical education and sport are foundational to the holistic development of children and an initiative of this nature will establish a healthier community and encourage sports activity.

Schools wishing to participate in this initiative should submit a short letter with a motivation to their respective regional newspaper about why their learner should be the Sport Star of the Month.

Click here for more details.

 

Our winners for the month of August are:

District’s Mail: Anke Smit (13)

Anke Smit (13) from Gordons Bay who recently represented South Africa at the Commonwealth karate championships in Australia is the District’s Mail Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for August.

Anke excelled for the Team SA by winning bronze medals for both her individual kumite and the team kumite at the championships, which was held on the 30th and 31st July in Sydney.

Anke really enjoys practicing karate and competing and said “Karate has given me wonderful opportunities to compete abroad and make new friends all over the world”.

Bloemnews: Joelene Kühn (11)

Joelene Kühn (11) from Martie du Plessis school was chosen as August’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the month for Bloemnews .

This energetic girl has proven to the world that having a disability is no excuse not to achieve. Joelene has won 4 gold medals for cycling, tricycle, in the physical disability class T2 at the South African Championships in March 2011.

She has also been nominated by the Free State Sport Association for the Physically Disabled as Junior Female Sports Star of the year for 2011. In Joelene’s own words “I will tell you what I can not do.”

Express Northern Cape: Bronwyn Brown (14)

Bronwyn Brown (14) from Riverside High school was chosen as August’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the month for Northern Cape Express.

Bronwyn started running cross country in 2007, coming third in her first race. Since that day she has gone on to become a part of the provincial team in 2008. There were ups and downs, but perseverance got her to nationals in Pretoria and finally the national team.

She has been selected to represent the Siyancuma Schools Circuit in Philipstown during the Pixley Ka Seme District Schools cross country event. Bronwyn is determined to persevere and doesn’t view sports as hard work; cross country is her passion.

Express Bloemfontein: Algene Peterson (7)

Algene Peterson (7) from Bronville Primary school was chosen as August’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the month for Bloemfontein Express.

Little Algene has taken the true spirit of Let’s Play to heart. This is his first year of playing striker for his local community soccer team and he is improving every day.

He aspires to become one of the country’s soccer legends and motivational figures.

QwaQwa Express: August Puseletso Mofokeng (11)

Puseletso Mofokeng (11) from Nthute Primary school was chosen as August’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the month for Qwa Qwa Express.

Puseletso has been an active young girl, running Cross Country and 1200m. She has won numerous medals with her talent, including four gold, three silver and one bronze medal at the schools, ASA District and Free State Championships since 2008.

She believes in the age old saying that practice makes perfect.

Hermanus Times: Marcelle Lotter

Marcelle Lotter, a grade 12 learner from Hoerskool Hermanus is the Hermanus Times Supersport Let’s Play Sports Star for August.

Marcelle formed part of the squash and hockey team that recently won the inter-school championship against Hoerskool Overberg. Despite her very busy school schedule, she was also selected as a member of the South Boland athletic team, the Boland U19 Squash team and the Boland hockey team.



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