Prize giving of Southern Cape Sport Tours Schools Tournament

The Executive Deputy Mayor of George, Cllr Daniel Maritz and other Councillors participated in the prizegiving of the Southern Cape Sport Tours Schools Tournament that was held in George over the Easter weekend.

A look at the learners that attended the prize giving of the Southern Cape Sport Tours Schools Tournament in the George Civic Centre.
A look at the learners that attended the prize giving of the Southern Cape Sport Tours Schools Tournament in the George Civic Centre.

Over the Easter weekend alone, more than 3000 visitors from all over South Africa, of which 1800 people were participants in the Tournament, visited George. More than  six Sport Tournaments were played in George over the Easter Weekend, including soccer in Thembalethu, as well as the Schools Tournament where rugby and netball were played.

Cllr Daniel Maritz, Deputy Mayor of George, hands a trophy to Mariaan Liebenberg from Kathu High School for excellence in u/17 Netball.
Cllr Daniel Maritz, Deputy Mayor of George, hands a trophy to Mariaan Liebenberg from Kathu High School for excellence in u/17 Netball.

Maritz, who addressed the crowd on behalf of Ald Charles Standers, Executive Mayor of George, said all the Tournaments emphasise George Municipality’s  purpose to establish George as the Sport Mecca of the Southern Cape.

Cllr Daniel Maritz Deputy Mayor of George, hands a trophy Ashley Reinier from Pionier High School in Vryheid for excellence in u/18 Netball.
Cllr Daniel Maritz Deputy Mayor of George, hands a trophy Ashley Reinier from Pionier High School in Vryheid for excellence in u/18 Netball.

He paid tribute to the participants for their hard work and sportsmanship as well as the families and educators for their sacrifices thus far.

Cllr Aletti van Zyl hands a trophy to Jannie Claassens for u/14 rugby. He is from Volkskool in Potchefstroom.
Cllr Aletti van Zyl hands a trophy to Jannie Claassens for u/14 rugby. He is from Volkskool in Potchefstroom.

George Municipality is a sponsor of the annual event.  Mr Johan Prinsloo, CEO of SWD Rugby, was the Master of Ceremony at the event.

Cllr Iona Kritzinger hands a trophy to Janco Opperman for u/15 rugby. He is from Witteberg High School in Bethlehem.
Cllr Iona Kritzinger hands a trophy to Janco Opperman for u/15 rugby. He is from Witteberg High School in Bethlehem.

Founded and based in the Garden Route, South Africa, Southern Cape Sports Tours (SCST) hosts various sporting events for schools and sports clubs. These include rugby, cricket, netball, soccer and hockey. Select players participating in these tournaments are invited to play abroad in overseas tours that SCST organises, giving players the opportunity to compete internationally and experience different cultures.

Cllr Rassie de Villiers, Portfolio Councillor for Sport, hands Qhama Masiza a trophy for u/19 rugby. He is from Louis Botha Technical High School in Bloemfontein.
Cllr Rassie de Villiers, Portfolio Councillor for Sport, hands Qhama Masiza a trophy for u/19 rugby. He is from Louis Botha Technical High School in Bloemfontein.

Cllr Rassie de Villiers, Portfolio Councillor for Sport, said that this tournament is a perfect example of our  strategic goals for sport – using sport as a vehicle for tourism. We host sport events to attract tourist to George. In this case we estimate an economic injection of R 10 million while we are giving our community the opportunity to participate in events to develop their potential optimally. The George schools that participated in the event are Olympia School, George High School, Pacaltsdorp Secondary School, PW Botha College and Outeniqua High School.

The netball u/17 – u/19 team that was chosen to play in Ireland from 2–11 October 2015.
The netball u/17 – u/19 team that was chosen to play in Ireland from 2–11 October 2015.
The rugby u/14 team that was chosen to play in Ireland from 2-11 October 2015.
The rugby u/14 team that was chosen to play in Ireland from 2-11 October 2015.
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