Sport stars of the month - August
Let’s Play, in association with various community newspapers, conducts 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.
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Our winners for the month of August are:
Radebe wins Let's Play award
17 yr old long distance runner Sthembile Radebe of Shongweni is the SuperSport Let's Play Express media / umafrika Sports Star of the month for August.
This young lady has already achieved much since she began running at the age of 11 yrs.
She achieved the fastest time by a junior in the 10 Km distance, completeing it in 40 min, and was selected in 2011 by the Durban Municipality to represent South Africa in France. She won the race in France and went onto represent South Africa in the Reunion Islands where she placed sixth. ' I love running and will never give up, I also want to have a career in sport management because I love sport so much' said the enthusiastic young athlete. Recently she went onto win the 5km 'Women in Action' race for the fourth time in a row. Sithembile trains hard and eats healthy in order to stay fit and loves to inspire other young kids to do the same.
Let’s Play Sports Star Fletcher destined for greatness!
Michaela Fletcher, 16 year old, grade 11 pupil from Pietermaritzburg is the SuperSport Let’s Play sports star Fever winner for the month of August. This young lady is a dedicated and well rounded individual destined for greatness. Her recent success has been attributed to a positive outlook, determination and never give up attitude.
Each day starts off with an early gym session followed by a full school day then an afternoon practicing at the golf course. The (+1) handicap golfer has represented Kwa- Zulu Natal Ladies A golf team at both inter-provincials and received her South African Junior Golf Colours last year when she participated in the 2011 Girls British Open Amateur (in Scotland) as well as her playing in the Harder German Junior Masters (in Germany) and the 3rd Albatross International Golf Championships (in India).
This year has seen Michaela win the Nomads South African Girls Championship as well as playing in the final of the South African Woman's Amateur Matchplay Championship and made the cut in the South African Woman's Open (Professional tournament). Michaela is currently the strokeplay and matchplay champion of Maritzburg Golf Club.
The 8th of September will see Michaela off to Scotland to play in The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. Michaela is hoping to obtain a full golf scholarship to study in America when she is finished school and is excited and enthusiastic about her future.