Sports Stars of the Month - September
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 September are:
SA u19 top squash player receives Let’s Play award
Ruan Olivier (18) was chosen September’s winner for Bloemnews and SuperSport’s Let’s Play Sport Star of the month competition. Ruan, who holds the Free State boys U19's top squash player title, had the privilege to participate at the British Junior Open at Sheffield, England and the Scottish Junior Open in Edinburgh, Scotland in the beginning of the year.
The British Junior Open is the world's top ranking junior squash tournament. During this time he gained great experience and then topped his performance by finishing third in the Scottish Junior Open. End of January, Ruan won the Southern Free State Closed tournament in Bloemfontein.
During February he finished in second place at the Prince SA Junior Open tournament in Johannesburg. In March this year he won the Bloemfontein Junior Open Tournament.
The Bloemfontein Junior Open is the largest junior tournament in South Africa with nearly five hundred entries nationwide. Ruan finished fourth in the Hi-Tec SA Schools Closed Cup in Johannesburg.
Ruan was also selected for the SA U19 A team as No 1 player for the All Africa Junior Championship that took place during the April vacation in Harare, Zimbabwe. Ruan now holds the official SA No 1 ranking for junior squash players nationwide.
Express Bloemfontein Sports Star
Sharlotte Mokhachone (16) from Sand Du Plessis High School has been chosen as SuperSport’s Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month for Express Bloemfontein.
Sharlotte is a young sportswoman who excels in athletics and netball. She started practicing sport in grade 1 when she tried out for hockey and netball. Sharlotte later dropped hockey and started to focus on athletics and netball. She was in the top 10 of the u/16 athletes at her school and was awarded best netball player for the year 2012. Her sister, Asneth, is Sharlotte’s sports inspiration and pushes her to do her best.
Express Eastern Free State Sports Star
Ntsebeng Motloung (12) of Mafube Intermediate School in QwaQwa has been chosen as September’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the month for the Eastern Free State Express. Ntsebeng started playing netball at the age of 10 and has never looked back. There is nothing she enjoys more than practicing and playing matches with her school team. Ntsebeng started playing in 2010 and has collected a range of medals over the years playing at the Phuthaditjhaba Transnet tournaments. She believes that her mom and dad are the driving forces behind her and their support always pushes her to go the extra mile in her sport and studies.. Ntsebeng’s motto is:”A healthy body equals a healthy mind”.
Express Northern Cape Sports Star
Tumisang Moilwa (17) from Batlharo Tlhaping High School in Mothibistad was chosen as the SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Month for Express Northern Cape. Tumisang is a dedicated sports man who enjoys playing soccer. He has been playing since he was 11 years old. Tumisang has various tournaments under his belt, some of which include the Milo tournaments at which he has won some medals. He also went for trials in Johannesburg for Mamelodi Sundowns. He says he loves soccer very much and the motivation he gets from his teacher and coach is what keeps him going. They see potential in him and he trusts their judgment.