Gauteng schools continue to produce quality athletes and officials, these was proven when they were recently honoured during the Gauteng School Sports Awards which was held at the Linder Auditorium, at Wits University.
The Awards acknowledges the immense role played by both the athletes and officials in reviving school’s sports development and unearthing young talented sports stars.
Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, pledged to support the athletes and officials. “I am excited that we will assist to unearth young talent thus improving the calibre of sport in our province,” said the MEC.
Sports officials and athletes competed in 15 categories. Some of the categories included: the technical official of the year, coach of the year.
Nkosinathi Moyo, who is the head coach for athletics at Troyeville Primary School walked away with the coach of the year award. He received a trophy, a cheque for R5 000 and a certificate.
Moyo who coaches young athletes started coaching 18 years ago.
“I have discovered so many athletes who have the potential to become great sports persons. We just have to nurture them correctly,” he explained.
Isabel Du Piesanie was chosen as the technical official of the year while Khethiwe Ndala from Isipho Sethu Special School also walked away with the Administrator of the Year Award.
“It is good that the intellectually impaired athletes are recognized in our province. I am really excited about the future of those athletes,” she said .
The primary school male athlete of the year went to Lonwabo Fihla from Hlangabeza Primary School in Khutsong, Carletonville.
The awards were sponsored by Old Mutual, Bos Ice Tea, Nestle and the Sports Trust.