Shuttle Time Eastern Cape put Badminton back in the disadvantaged communities
Port Elizabeth, Saturday November 9, 2013. A small group of teachers and volunteers of different townships of the Nelson Mandela Metropolis attended the first Shuttle Time Course in Port Elizabeth. Communities presented were Kwa-dwesi, Kwazakhele, Zwide, Kwa-Magxaki and New Brighton. Eight teachers and volunteers and 25 kinds attended the course.
The course was run by Ruben Snyman with the assistance of D Pieterse (Chairperson of Eastern Province Badminton), D Verwey, Q Kuhn, C van der Westhuizen and M Steenkamp. We were fortunate that some of the kids from these communities also attend which made it so much more exiting! It was hard to say who between the volunteers, teachers and kids are enjoying it the most. The teachers and volunteers had the opportunity to coach and train kids with the assistance of Ruben and the group keeping a close eye on safety and teaching the right techniques. The balancing skills probably were enjoyed the most with the speed skills of catching your partner's racket before it hits the floor the second most.
After a very enjoyable training session, the newly trained community volunteers and teachers and very excited youngsters departed to take badminton to their communities.
Special thanks to Eastern Province Badminton, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and Sport Revolution making this day special and possible.
Shuttle Time Eastern Cape
2013 Africa Badminton Cup of Nations – Team Event Day 1.
Rose Hill, Mauritius, Wednesday August 14th, 2013.
Ten Nations are competing in the 2013 Africa Badminton Cup of Nations Team Event that is being hosted by Mauritius. Defending Champions South Africa will be hard pressed to defend their title in the absence of stalwarts like the James brothers, Olympian Annari Viljoen and Stacey Doubell. The Young Turks of South Africa Badminton will be given the opportunity to make their mark against traditional arch-rivals like Nigeria and Mauritius and will show if they have it in them to retain the title and make their mark by qualifying for RIO 2016.
Algeria, 17 April.
South Africa retained the Africa Badminton under 19 Cup of Nations when Team SA beat Nigeria in the finals of the team competition. In a match that went to 5 games South Aftica won 3-2: taking the men's singles; men's doubles and ladies doubles. The individial competition starts on 18 April with the men's and ladies singles
2-0 up took mx and mens singles
Through to the finals tonight
Nigeria beat Mauritius 3-2 in semi-finals so it is Nigeria vs SA in finals tonight - cross your fingers, it will be very a hard game
1-1 lost mixed and won mens singles.
Won gold 3-2 against Nigeria in finals more info later...
SA won gold against Nigeria in the final when us beat Nigeria 3-2. SA won mens singles (cameron) in 3, mens doubles in 3 (cam and reneshan) in 3 and ladies doubles in 2 (lee ann and janke)
Continental Schools Badminton Championships Pretoria 16 December 2011
Boys High Schools Girls High Schools
Uganda 5 – Namibia 0 South Africa A 3 – South Africa B 2
Mauritius 3 – South Africa 2 Namibia 5 – Mauritius 0
Uganda 3 – Mauritius 2 Namibia 3 – South Africa 2
Gold: Boys: Uganda & Girls: Namibia
Silver: Boys: Mauritius & Girls: South Africa A
Bronze: Boys; South Africa A & Namibia; Girls: South Africa B, Mauritius
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