Sports Stars of the Month - November
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 November are:
HERMANUS HEAD BOY WINS LET’S PLAY AWARD.
Morné Brummer, head boy of Hermanus Junior School has been selected as the winner of the Let’s Play Hermanus Times Sports Star for 2012. Morne captains the schools U13A Rugby and cricket team and is a team member of the U13A hockey team. Morne has also represented South Boland from U11 to U13. The all-rounder has also represented South Boland in Athletics and Western Province in wrestling.
BREYTON EARNS COVETED SPORTS AWARD
All-round sports star Breyton Poole (12) from Somerset West, who continues to render sterling performances in multiple sports, has earned the DistrictMail Let’s Play Sports Star of the Year Award at a function held in Somerset West earlier this month.
The Grade 6 Somerset West Primary School pupil excels in five different sport codes, namely: athletics, rugby, cricket, swimming and hockey.
Breyton was recently awarded his Western Province school colours for the third time this year after claiming a silver medal in the WP u.12 boys’ Cross-country Championships.
He was also selected to represent the WP schools team at the Western Cape Schools Cross-country Championships held in ¬August, as well as for the WP schools u.12 ¬rugby team.
Breyton claimed a silver medal at the Western Cape Schools Cross-country Champs.
Breyton said that although he is a passionate sportsman who takes his sport seriously, his main aim is to have fun.
LET’S PLAY SPORTS STAR IS RIDING THE BIG WAVES!
15-year-old, grade 10 pupil Chanelle Botha , is certainly riding the big waves. She recently won the Let’s Play/Fever (Media 24 KZN Newspaper) Sports Star Award for 2012. Chanelle attends Amanzimtoti High School where she has been awarded High School Junior Sports girl for the past two years. She loves all sports, but admits her passion has always been surfing.
‘At the age of seven I rode my first wave and have never looked back. Coming from a family of surfers it was a natural progression, as every weekend was spent on the beach or at surf contests’, said the enthusiastic 15 yr old.
Some of the highlights of her star studded surfing career include 2 x SA u12 champion 2 x SA vs Reunion Island Surf Challenge Champion and 2 x Roxy Wahine u14 champion, the first when she was only 12 years old. In light of her achievements at national level she was selected as a member of South African junior team that competed in Playa Venao, Panama earlier this year.
‘I was very pleased with my result of progressing through 3 rounds as I was a 15 year old competing in the u/18 division and being selected to represent my country stands out as my biggest achievement to date,’ added Chanelle. Surfing has already taken her to many destinations, having recently returned from Bali, Indonesia where she attended a high performance coaching clinic with some other top junior South African surfers, a trip awarded to her at the 2011 SA Hurley Champs for securing the highest heat total of the event across all age divisions, including both male and female surfers.