Teams off to na­tion­als

Go! & Express - - GO! IN KING - AMANDA NANO

THE sec­ond an­nual East­ern Cape Ma­jorettes and Cheer­lead­ing As­so­ci­a­tion’s Pro­vin­cial Cham­pi­onship took place on a sunny Satur­day af­ter­noon at Gonu­bie Pri­mary School.

Par­ents and en­thu­si­asts came out in their num­bers to sup­port their favourite squads.

Gonu­bie Pri­mary School, Li­ly­fontein Pri­mary and Li­ly­fontein High com­peted in the four sec­tions which were: Flag Group, Throw­ing Prop, Non Prop and Large Drill.

ECMA sec­re­tary Cal­ista Stan­ton said they are still try­ing to drum up sup­port from other schools.

“We still need more teams to take part in the sport. East Lon­don will be host­ing the na­tion­als next year and it will surely boost the tourism econ­omy in the area,” she said.

Young Protea and Li­ly­fontein School leader Sibulele Ken­tane, now in Grade 8, is count­ing down the months til the World Cham­pi­onships, which are set to take place in Cape Town in Septem­ber.

“It takes a lot of time to train but some­day I'd like to do it pro­fes­sion­ally and start my own squad,” Ken­tane said.

Hud­son Park High School gave an elec­tri­fy­ing cheer­lead­ing per­for­mance, clearly in­di­cat­ing that they are a force to be reck­oned with.

Li­ly­fontein Pri­mary and Gonu­bie Pri­mary re­ceived first and sec­ond place re­spec­tively in all sec­tions, thereby mak­ing Li­ly­fontein Pri­mary the Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons. Li­ly­fontein High won the high school sec­tion un­con­tested.

All the teams that par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion have earned them­selves a spot to com­pete at the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Oudt­shoorn from June 30 to July 7.

Pic­ture: AMANDA NANO

BIG CHEER: Sibulele Ken­tane led the Li­ly­fontein High School drum­mies to their un­con­tested vic­tory

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