Drum-roll for Li­ly­fontein

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LI­LY­FONTEIN Grade 7 pupil Sibulele Ken­tane is the first pri­mary school drum ma­jorette girl from the East­ern Cape to re­ceive the South African Ma­jorette and Cheer­lead­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (Samca) colours award.

Af­ter com­pet­ing in the first East­ern Cape Drum Ma­jorette com­pe­ti­tion in 17 years with her Li­ly­fontein team, Ken­tane was pre­sented with the award by the Samca reps present at the event.

The com­pe­ti­tion was held by Gonu­bie Pri­mary School on Satur­day and saw Gonu­bie Pri­mary and Li­ly­fontein bat­tle it out as the Li­ly­fontein drum ma­jorettes won Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons and over­all.

“The other three teams un­for­tu­nately pulled out at the last minute,” Li­ly­fontein mar­ket­ing man­ager Caro­line Kruger said.

Ken­tane, who started out in the flag po­si­tion or “flaggy” when she was seven years old, is over­joyed.

“I got pro­vin­cial colours in 2015 and now have SA colours – it’s all so ex­cit­ing!” an ec­static Ken­tane said.

“I love that I get to travel all over the coun­try to com­pete with my team. It’s also great to be the first pri­mary school drum­mie in the East­ern Cape to ever get SA colours.”

The trend of lo­cal ma­jorette com­pe­ti­tions is set to con­tinue this year as the Li­ly­fontein School will be host­ing the first Pro­vin­cial Ma­jorette Com­pe­ti­tion to be held in the East­ern Cape in 17 years next month.

Pic­ture: TARALYN MCLEAN

NIGHT CLUB­BERS: Crowds came out in school kit for a ‘Back to School Disco’, at Bea­con Bay Coun­try Club on April 22. Funds raised go to Ris­ing Sun day­care. Pic­tured here, from left to right, are Ja­son Ri­d­ley, Tammy Ri­d­ley, Car­lyn Smith, Taryn Meyer and An­drew Smith

TOP TEAM: Li­ly­fontein won the Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons, as well as over­all, at the EC Drum Ma­jorette com­pe­ti­tion

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