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The GC Junior Open: A Looping Success
The turnout at the GCTTA Junior Open on the 6th September was astounding and encouraging. With an entry of 70 athletes, the game play was exciting and thrilling. The venue and weather played along in providing a healthy environment for the showcase-of-talent on display.
The participation of 6 resident Sport Academy kids added to the excitement of the day.
The tournament, which was played in an age-staggered format, delivered much in the way of surprises by the lower ranked players. The top seeds managed to support their allocated seeding by playing through to the finals.
The highlight of the day was the display of talent by the Atridgeville boys who, by concession, were allowed to play in the 17/U age group, where they forced kids outside their age groups, to play beyond their staid capabilities.
In the girls 12/U and 14/U division, it was a joy to witness unheard-off athletes knocking the socks off established players. A testament to the success of ‘capacity building’ projects and regular junior coaching programmes.
Another highlight stemmed from the numerous requests received from parents for coaching facilities. Here they were pointed to the various coaches in attendance for further discussion and information.
During the prize giving processes, “When is the next tournament” was heard reverberating around the hall.
An encouraging expression indeed!
12/U Boys 12/U Girls
Shaun Roberts Poppy Thelele Gold
Rizwaan Dharsey Catherine Moropane Silver
Dylan Edwards Stacey Daniels Bronze
Dalsten Modise Cyrese Louw Bronze
14/U Boys 14/U Girls
Keegan Lingerveldt Bridgette Maake Gold
Samuel Mathole Meenal Manga Silver
Terence Mathole Vanessa Mnguni Bronze
Melvin Mohloare Poppy Thelele Bronze
12/14 BD 12/14 GD
Samuel/Terence Bridgette/Vanessa Gold
Baldwin/Melvin Catherine/Poppy Silver
Kevin/Arnold Rozelia/Kgothatso Bronze
Shimane/Shaun Mbali/Pontsho Bronze
17/U Boys 17/U Gilrs
Itumeleng Molahloe Letshego Seleke Gold
Sabu Mazwi Stephany Martin Silver
Bhavik Patel Leandra Raats Bronze
Shivesh Dindayal Danisha Patel Bronze
20/U Boys 20/U Girls
Sabu Mazwi Stephany Martin Gold
Itumeleng Molahloe Letshego Seleke Silver
Chetan Nathoo Danisha Patel Bronze
Bhavik Patel Patricia Mazibuko Bronze
Appreciative thanks to:
City of JHB
Boskruin Centre Management and Staff
Shadrack, Simon, Johannes, Boetie, Arnold (Roving Overseers)