Sport came back to life last weekend with the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the ICC Women’s CWC and so many other national and international matches.
Community sport also erupted with many events. We are almost back to normal! Masiphumelele and MasiSports were involved in so much and shone.
– Last Friday, the annual KFC mini-cricket festival was held at Newlands with 71 KFC teams from all over the Western Cape. The mixed-gender teams danced, laughed, played, and chatted. It was amazing. Ukhanyo Primary sent two teams – under 8 and under 9.
– Fish Hoek Cricket Club on Friday afternoon held their weekly youth cricket clinic, coaching 35 kids from the surrounding townships and residential areas. Ten young cricketers(boys and girls) from Masiphumelele were chosen to play for the FHCC second team and for the under 10 and 11 sides.
– On Saturday at the Western Province Athletics meeting held in Paarl, Imyoli Nadbambi, an under-10 female athlete from Ukhanyo Primary, Masiphumelele was selected for the Western Cape Athletics team. She will now compete in the Nationals! This is an Ukhanyo first.
– There were two friendly Masiphumelele RFC vs UCT rugby matches at the Masi RFC field, heralding the start of matches at the club. They were the first matches held there for two years and over 250 cheering spectators were in attendance. The rugby was tough and innovative. What a way to start the new season.
– Masiphumelele High School organized a CTCT waterpoint.
– Seven young riders from Ukhanyo Primary and Masi High took part and received their medals for completing the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT). Sidney, our coach, rode his race and then did it again to shepherd the Masi cyclists through. Sidney, thank you.
Sport in the South Peninsula saw social cohesion, gender, and racial equality. It was competitive and fun. This is a magnificent Valley. Thank you to all volunteers, staff, MasiSports coaches, parents, and spectators for ensuring these events went off without a hitch.