Museum staffer a table tennis star
Heine Kohl, a staff member at the Albany Museum has once again been chosen to represent the Eastern Cape Province in table tennis at the 20-21 October National Public Servants Sports & Cultural Events Tournament in Pretoria.
The Eastern Cape will be represented by 241 athletes competing in the different sports codes with all nine provinces participating in a range of sports including football, volleyball, a tug-of-war, ping pong (table tennis), tennis, pool, chess, mraba-raba and Jukskei.
Heine participated in the provincial table tennis trials held two weeks ago in East London where he was one of six out of 28 players chosen to participate in the nationals. Heine will this time also captain the EC team.
“I am honoured to be chosen again for the third year, having won three gold medals,” Kohl said, “My plan is to teach Table Tennis at local schools.”
The National Public Servants Sports and Cultural Events (NPSSCE) coordinates and facilitates civil servants’ involvement in sports activities.
The Eastern Cape hosted the National Tournament in 2014 before it went to Mpumalanga 2015 and Bloemfontein last year, followed by Pretoria this year.