Chox win five-a-side

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FC Chox came up trumps when they won a five-a-side foot­ball tour­na­ment staged re­cently by the Brei­d­bach Com­mu­nity Sports Hub, (BCSH) that proved a big hit with spec­ta­tors and par­tic­i­pat­ing teams.

The six teams which took part were: FC Chox, Four Cor­ners, 21 Jump Street, King Spurs, Gera­ni­ums, and Triple B.

BCSH chair­per­son Des­mond Coet­zee said the aim be­hind the tour­na­ment was to get youth off the streets and en­cour­age them to live a healthy and pos­i­tive life­style.

“BCSH will be [of­fi­cially] launch­ing next month and, as an ex­ec­u­tive, we have de­cided to start with a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties such as the five-a-side foot­ball. This will be fol­lowed by ac­tion net­ball next week­end as well as seven-a-side rugby, an athletics re­lay com­pe­ti­tion, and in­dige­nous games,” Coet­zee said.

“The com­mu­nity can be as­sured that there will be ac­tiv­i­ties to en­ter­tain them, and all we need from them is their sup­port in at­tend­ing these events.”

In the tour­na­ment fi­nal, FC Chox dug deep to over­come Triple B with a 2-1 vic­tory in the fi­nal.

For their ef­forts, Chox won a tro­phy, medals and prize money.

“We knew we would emerge the win­ners but it was not easy. Thank you to the or­gan­is­ers for this ini­tia­tive,” FC Chox cap­tain, Ne­juan Thompson said

BCSH of­fi­cial Tully Win­naar handed over the prizes dur­ing the awards cer­e­mony which fol­lowed im­me­di­ately af­ter the fi­nal.

“We man­aged to keep more than a 100 youth com­mit­ted to sport for seven hours and this is what the Hub is striv­ing for,” Win­naar said.

“We would also like to ex­tend a word of thanks to our stake­hold­ers: the EC depart­ment of sport, recre­ation, arts and cul­ture; Buf­falo City Met­ro­pol­i­tan; and the gen­er­ous do­na­tions from spon­sors.”

Pic­ture: DES­MOND COET­ZEE

FI­NAL HON­OURS: FC Chox emerged cham­pi­ons of the five a-side foot­ball tour­na­ment hosted by the Brei­d­bach Com­mu­nity Sports Hub over the week­end

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