LAST weekend’s Sports Day hosted by the King William’s Town Community Policing Forum (CPF) at Lovedale College got much praise from the community for a job well done.
The event was hosted by King CPF in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Liquor Board (ECLB) as official sponsor.
Acting CPF chairperson Desmond Coetzee said the aim was to commemorate Youth Day through sport such as soccer and netball, with rugby having to be rescheduled for a later date.
“We are in Youth Month and the sports day was used as a tool to see our youth commemo- rate and celebrate the day in a language they speak and under stand the best,” Coetzee said.
Sweetwaters U13 soccer emerged the champions of the four- team competition after winning 4-3 on penalties against Breidbach in the final. Ginsberg walked away with bronze medals.
The Sweetwaters seniors were inspired by their colleagues’ win and had to dig deep for their 1-0 victory against Acorn Valley.
West Bank U17 won the junior netball section, with Balasi Valley walking away as runners-up.
The senior section saw CBD emerge victorious against Breidbach in the final.
Winners of each category were awarded a floating trophy, gold medals, kit and a match ball, while the runners-up walked away with silver medals and a ball.
“We would like to extend our gratitude as ECLB for the assistance of the King CPF in making the event happen as it was a great day for us.
“We are grateful that things went as scheduled,” overall it was a great sporting event and we are happy at how things unfolded,” said ECLB representative Funani Mava.