Boost for U17 foot­ball

Bathurst City win­ners of new league tour­ney

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Nd­lambe Lo­cal Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, in part­ner­ship with the depart­ment of sport, re­cre­ation, arts & cul­ture, re­cently es­tab­lished an U17 league in their quest to pro­mote foot­ball and get the youth par­tic­i­pat­ing in sport.

Khay­alethu Ngangqu is the co-or­di­na­tor of the lo­cal U17 league pro­gramme.

On Au­gust 19, Marselle hosted the win­ner’s fi­nal games of the pre-sea­son tour­na­ment that started at the end of July in dif­fer­ent towns.

Bathurst was rep­re­sented by Bathurst City FC, Alexan­dria by Ris­ing Stars FC and Ken­ton and Marselle by Ju­nior Sun­downs FC.

Bathurst City FC were the win­ners, with Ju­nior Sun­downs FC com­ing sec­ond and Ris­ing Stars FC third.

The league com­menced last week­end, with the win­ner hav­ing a great op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in an an­nual En­gen Tour­na­ment held in Port El­iz­a­beth, in­clud­ing Premier Soc­cer League ju­nior teams.

This also pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal play­ers as these teams are also scout­ing for tal­ented young­sters.

“I hope this is the start of a long re­la­tion­ship as I would like to give an ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion to our al­ready par­tic­i­pat­ing youth and those look­ing for a rea­son to play,” Ngangqu said.

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PEDAL PRO­CEEDS: The Gra­ham­stown to Sea (G2C) moun­tain bike race from Gra­ham­stown to Port Al­fred in July at­tracted more than 300 en­tries from across the East­ern Cape. The an­nual 58km event was spon­sored by the Port Al­fred and Gra­ham­stown branches of Buco hard­ware mer­chants. The race pro­ceeds were handed over last week to the ben­e­fi­cia­ries – the Port Al­fred and Gra­ham­stown SPCAs. Seen at the han­dover of the cheque to Port Al­fred SPCA were, from left, Lap­pies Labuschagne (owner of Cy­cle Asy­lum in Port Al­fred and one of the or­gan­is­ers), Judy Ho­rak (Port Al­fred Buco), Margie Thomas and San­dra Pool (both of Port Al­fred SPCA). The Port Al­fred SPCA also as­sisted with the all-im­por­tant task of mar­shalling

FEEL­ING ELATED: Sihle Mth­walo, right, of Bathurst City FC, was the top goalscorer in the U17 foot­ball league pre-sea­son tour­na­ment. He re­ceived his award from U17 league co-or­di­na­tor Khay­alethu Ngangqu

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