Hub festival a phenomenal success

The recent festival staged by Breidbach Hub was described as one of the best thus far after a record number of sport and recreation enthusiasts turned up for participation in the activities.

WINNERS: Elizabeth Vervloedt, middle, won gold while Linda Smith, right, won silver and Charloma Lewis won bronze.
Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

The festival started with a 3.5km fun run, and also featured netball fast five, rugby sevens, hockey and four codes of indigenous games,

Hub secretary Sean Carelse attributed their success to the hard work, commitment and dedication by his members in securing mass participation from the community and the overwhelming support they received by BCM department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (Dsrac).

“The festival was staged in partnership with BCM Dsrac and was aimed in promoting an active lifestyle,” Carelse said.

“It kicked off with a 3.5km fun run of 389 runners followed by an aerobics session before the sports enthralled the community.”

Quintiano Matthews emerged the overall winner of the race with Xavier Cassels second and Theo Lottering third.

The first woman to cross the finish line was Elizabeth Vervloedt followed by Linda Smith and Charloma Lewis.

Team Teshe Pops took gold at the netball with Taylor Defenders achieving silver and Ghetto Girls bronze.

Acorn Valley-based Future Queens also received medals for the best disciplined netball team.

Maori Attackers emerged the overall winners of the rugby sevens with Panthers coming in as runners up and Try Again in third spot.

Four indigenous games were played namely diketo, drie stokkies, intonga and kgadi.

Elversha Bester, Junice Fourie and Keyshia Barnes came first, second and third respectively in the diketo Boys category in diketo with Dellarise Christian, Tremeine Oliphant and Caroney Casper emerging as the top three women players.

Meanwhile Dante Swartbooi, Adrian Matthews and Jaden Smith won the top three spots in the intonga Boys category with their female counterparts being Bengalique Christian, Chrizelle Smith and Beyondre Jagers the girls section.

Ghetto Jumpers consisting of Diano Arkell, Anver Sandler, Diano Jacobs, Cassidy Peterson, Edenay Stoffels and Christie Minnie ended overall winners of the kgadi match.

Hub chair Desmond Coetzee was pleased with the attendance and commended the community for their support.

“It was great and awesome to see the enthusiasm of community members, youth and children as they participated in the activities,” Coetzee said.

“The festival also provided us the opportunity to identify talent.”

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