Breidbach side tops
Celebs Club excels at BCM Games
VWITH the advantage of having the Eastern Cape Provincial Drie Stokkies acting coach at their hub, the Breidbach Celebs Indigenous Club (BCIC) in King William’s Town, made sure they pulled out all the stops to win both sections of their event at the Buffalo City Metro Indigenous Games held over the weekend.
The trials at the Alphendale Senior Secondary School in East London saw hundreds of athletes from all eight hubs in BCM compete in all nine indigenous codes for a place in the squad to represent their district at next month’s provincial event. Dellarice Christian, Devonique Christian, and Doneè Coetzee ended in the top three positions for the women, while Keagon September and Cameron Bowles took gold and silver respectively, for the men.
Tremeine Oliphant was also selected for the Dibeke squad.
Their mentor and provincial acting coach, Desmond Coetzee, was over the moon with the performance of his players.
“It was all team work and I commend them for their commitment, discipline, and determination during training,” Coetzee said.
Department acting manager of sport and recreation at BCM, Nonqaba Ketye said the aim of the Games was to help prepare participants for the Eastern Cape provincial indigenous games festival to be hosted by BCM next month.
“We are going to select teams to represent Buffalo City district against all other districts within the province and we are going to compete with the best of our ability,” Ketye said.
“Buffalo City is always among the best at the provincial games and we are hoping to end top at this year’s event.”
Dellarise, at age 12, represented the province at the national championships in Limpopo last year.
“My goal is beyond provincial level at nationals where I left unfinished business, so I am looking forward to it.”
WELL DONE: Breidbach Celebs Indigenous Club athletes won both sections of the events they participated in at the recent BCM Provincial Indigenous Games. The team members are, from left, Keagon September, Cameron Bowles (both Drie Stokkies), Tremeine...