SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year Awards for Noordkaap, Express Northern Cape and Kalahari Bulletin

The prestigious SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year Awards for Noordkaap, Express Northern Cape and Kalahari Bulletin was held on Friday 25 November at the Flamingo Casino Conference Centre. First and second places were awarded for all three papers.

Our guest speaker for the day was Griquas captain, RJ Liebenberg. His message was about never giving up, keep on moving forward and always do your best.

SpecSavers came on board by sponsoring 2 pairs of sunglasses for the winners and second places (Infinity sunglasses).

The awards ceremony was a resounding success with over 70 attendees. The coveted awards went to:

NOORDKAAP:

1st place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Noordkaap

 

MARJUZEL VENTER (12)

Al is Marjuzel net 12 jaar oud het sy hierdie jaar op die hoogste vlak in verskeie sportsoorte – wat tennis, nebal en ballet insluit – presteer. Plaaslik en internasionaal. In tennis was sy vanjaar die eerste gekeurde speler in die Frances Baard-distrik en die eerste gekeurde speler in die Noord-Kaap. Sy het ook die Suid-Afrikaanse junior tenisspan gehaal en was die sesde gekeurde o.13-speler in Suid-Afrika. In netbal het sy die Frances Baard o.12-span, sowel as die Noord-Kaap o.12-span gehaal waar sy boonop as kaptein onder-verkies is. Wat my opval van Marjuzel is haar veelsydigheid en haar suksesvollheid in so baie verskillende sportsoorte. Wat haar egter laat uitstaan is dat sy ook op internasionale vlak meegeding het as deel van die Suid-Afrikaanse span wat teen ‘n span van die V.S.A. te staan gekom en boonop gewen het.

2nd place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Noordkaap

 

ROBERT-WADE SUMMERS (14)

Waarskynlik die mees veelsydigste deelnemer in vanjaar se kompetisie en ook ‘n uitblinker op nasionale en internasionale vlak. Die 14-jarige Robert Wade het vanjaar geskitter in alles van pluimbal, hokkie en muurbal tot rolbal en krieket. Dit is veral in pluimbal Robert die afgelope twee jaar sy merk gemaak het. Hy het in 2015 nasionale klere vir pluimbal verwerf en Suid-Afrika verledejaar by die All Africa Continental Badminton Championships in Kairo in Egipte verteenwoordig (3-9 April 2015) waar hy ‘n bronmedalje in die seuns dubbels afdeling verwerf het. Robert het ook  die geleentheid gehad om ‘n oefenkamp in Denemarke by te woon van 8 Oktobert tot 2 November 2016. Hier het hy intensiewe afrigting ontvang, asook die kans gekry om aan die “Yonex Danish Open” deel te neem.

 

EXPRESS NORTHERN CAPE:

1st place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Express Northern Cape

 

Mariska van Tonder (wrestling)

Mariska began her wrestling career in 2008. From the year 2008 she was a member of the Indovu Amateur Wrestling Club in Kimberley and a wrestling member for Northern Cape Wrestling Association.  Her outstanding performance in achieving gold medals in regional and national level in wrestling is the reason why she was chosen the overall winner. The other highlight is that she has performed well in a male dominated sport, which is a good example that there is no longer male dominated sports. Her motto is: “Believe and put all your trust in God and no one can defeat you with Him by your side”.

 

2nd place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Express Northern Cape

 

Hardus van der Merwe (11)

Hardus is chosen for his versatility in many sporting codes where he has also shown a lot of achievement in regional leading to the national level. He participates in cross country, biathlon, long jump and rugby. His motto is: “Hard work will beat talent, if talent doesn’t work hard.”

 

KALAHARI BULLETIN:

 

1st place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Kalahari Bulletin

The winner for Kalahari Bulletin is Kenan Cloete, an inspiring sportsman who has overcome a lot of obstacles in his young life and has proven that anything is possible and can be done, if you set your mind to it. Kenan, a grade. 11 pupil participates in several sports, with his favorite sport, rugby. He was born with only one arm, but is very independent. His disability does not refrain him to participate actively in sports.

2nd place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Kalahari Bulletin

 

Carli Thomas

Our 2nd position goes to Carli Thomas, a sportswoman who participates and has a variety of achievements in a variety of sports including netball, tennis and athletics. Carli also obtained her provincial colors and excels in more than one of her chosen sport.