The prestigious SuperSport Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year Awards for the Welkom newspaper, Vista, was held on Thursday 23 November at Digger’s Inn (Karen’s Catering). First and second places were awarded for our newspaper partner – Vista.
Our guest speakers for the day were Wynand Pienaar from the Griffons and Runaldi de Beer from Spec-Savers who spoke about the importance of vision in sports.
Wynand emphasized the importance of enjoying your sport, building camaraderie while you are playing sport, especially at school, to work through disappointments, work hard to succeed, to stay humble and to never give up.
Spec-Savers came on board by sponsoring 3 x R1000 coupons for the event for the winners and second places as well as a lucky draw voucher for the parents.
The awards ceremony was a resounding success with 40 attendees. The coveted awards went to:
1st place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Vista
Delmari Hoffman (17)
Vista chose Delmari Hoffmann as our winner because of her versatility. She excels in athletics, cricket, tennis, hockey and netball. In her own words “I am a versatile sport woman who achieves on all levels. I am a good leader and ambassador.” Cricket is unique for a girl. Delmari has provincial colours in cricket (Best u. 19 FS cricket player 2016/2017). She is the first team captain of all four her sporting codes. She is was announced as the All Rounder Sport Woman of the Year and the All Rounder Gr. 12 pupil at her school prize giving. Delmari is a go-getter. She has been selected for the Girls u.19 national Week in Port Elizabeth in December as a member of the u.19 FS Girls cricket team.
“Hebr 12:2 – And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith”
2nd place – Let’s Play Sport Star of the Year for Vista
Andrew Kota (18)
Vista chose Andrew Kota for second place because of his excellent achievements in rugby. In 2017 he played SA Schools 7’s, SA Schools 15’s, Craven Week u. 18, Griffons Currie Cup u.20 (league winners).He also played for South Africa in two rugby codes (SA School 7’s and SA Schools 15’s) and provincial rugby. He was selected for the u.20 Currie Cup side which won the league two years in a row.
Andrew’s motto is: ”Team above all. Hard work leads to success.”