Langa open doors to fu­ture sons of the soil

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - AL­LAN ISAACS

LANGA hockey club has grown con­sis­tently over the last few years and they’ve made sig­nif­i­cant strides in their com­mu­nity.

Their pre-sea­son started in Fe­bru­ary and the in­tro­duc­tion of “Fri­day Night Red Sock” runs has proven to be a huge draw­card. The #2000 spec­ta­tor drive was a suc­cess too.

The lat­est Pro Se­ries In­door (PSI) ini­tia­tive in Langa is un­prece­dented for the com­mu­nity as it is the first time that the PSI has ven­tured into the town­ship.

The ju­nior play­ers of Langa and Khayelit­sha are be­ing ex­posed to the in­door arena, which has pre­vi­ously been un­avail­able to them.

The PSI team, headed by Si­mon Martin, have been in­stru­men­tal in their ven­ture and ac­knowl­edge that there is im­mense un­tapped ta­lent in the com­mu­ni­ties.

They pro­vided the in­fra­struc­ture re­quired to set up the John­son Ng­wenya venue in Langa. Usu­ally the young­sters have to pay a fee to par­tic­i­pate in these type of events; now, the costs have been waived.

Owen Maqhula, who won a gold medal in the re­cent Premier Hockey League with the Maropeng Cave­men, and Lungile Tsolek­ile are sons of the soil of Langa.

They have achieved high hon­ours and sev­eral ac­co­lades, and there are more fu­ture stars from the area wait­ing for their time to shine.

The Un­der-13 in­door tour­na­ment takes place on Oc­to­ber 15 and 22.

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