Adulation bestowed upon School Sport stand outs at Gauteng Awards
Caption> Faith Mazibuko in yellow flanked winners.
Dozens of sports fanatics, well wishers, educators and families came in dozens to witness fourth edition of the Gauteng School Sport Awards held at the Auditorium Hall Wits Education campus in Parktown.
These awards were held under the theme ‘Celebrating Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Champions’ and lived up to expectation infront of a packed to the rafters crowd.
The evening was also graced by the attendance of principals of various schools in the province and saw winners in 16 categories being recognized for their excellence in school sports achieved during 2016.
Accolades of acclaim were presented to the young athletes, school teams, coaches, officials and institutions of learning which excelled to great heights over the past year.
The night’s biggest winners were Nkosilathi Moyo who walked away with his third Coach of the year title for his work with the Troyeville Primary School Volleyball team.
Volleyball won for Code of the Year for the third consecutive year, whilst Isipho Sethu Special School took home three trophies for learners with special educational needs (LSEN) School of the Year.
Administrator of the Year went to Khethiwe Ndala and LSEN School Female Athlete of the Year went to young athletics rising star, Mary Dzimba who nabbed the same prize in 2014.
Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation MEC Faith Mazibuko, praised the winners for making the province proud and the home of champions.
“ The province will continue making it possible that young talent is identified, nurtured and recognized so that it meets its full potential”, said Mazibuko.
Blistering sounds unleashed by the afro pop sensation Vusi Nova and other entertainers kept the audience occupied.
About the awards
The awards ceremony is a brainchild of the partnership between the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and the Gauteng Department of Education.
The following were winners
Coach of the Year
Nkosilathi Moyo- Troyeville Primary School (Volleyball).
Technical Official of the Year
Isabel Du Piesanie- Afrikaans Meisies, Laerskool Wierda Park (Netball).
Administrator of the Year
Khethiwe Ndala- Isipho Sethu Special School.
Team of the Year
Hlangabeza Primary School Mixed 13 (Chess).
Primary School of the Year
Loratong Primary School
LSEN School of the Year
Isipho Sethu Special School
Secondary School of the Year
Modilati Secondary School
Code of the Year
Volleyball- Gauteng Schools Volleyball Association.
Primary School Male Athlete of the Year
Lonwabo Fihla- Hlangabeza Primary School (Chess).
Primary School Female Athlete of the Year
Filo Tembe- Troyeville Primary School (Volleyball).
LSEN School Male Athlete of the Year
Emile Burgers- Sonitus Special School (Athletics).
LSEN School Female Athlete of the Year Mary Dzimba- Isipho Sethu Special School (Athletics).
Secondary School Male Athlete of the Year
Keletso Makgalwa- Clapham High School (Football).
Secondary School Female Athlete of the Year
Armoure Le Roux- (Athletics).
The Sport Trust.