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Celebs Club ex­cels at BCM Games

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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.”

Pic­ture: DES­MOND COET­ZEE

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...

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