FINAL ROUND OF WPMC REGIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP AT KILLARNEY

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The 8th and final round of the WPMC Karting Regionals took place at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 29 October.

Above: Joey Oelz (63) fighting off relentless opposition from Troy Dolinschek (17) and Kai Van Zyl (34) in the Maxterino class.  Joey took part in 2 classes during the final 8th round of the WPMC Regional Karting Championship. The young Constantia resident took overall honours for the day in the Maxterino class while, after winning the first 2 heats in the Mini-Max class, was unlucky to finish far down the field after a racing incident.

nov16-18-1Left: Young Joshua Smit (83) showed that he is a maturing driver by winning all 3 heats of the Cadet class on Saturday.  Joshua had extreme pressure from the rest of the field including Reese Koorzen (55), Reza Levy (45), Joaquin De Oliveira (32) and Paul Malcolm (not in shot). Joshua is only just completing his second season of racing but level of driving he displayed on Saturday shows that he has the skills to achieve his goal of winning the 2017 Western Province championship.

7th round of WPMC Short Circuit Championship at Killarney International Raceway

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The seventh round of the Western Province Motor Club Short Circuit Championship took place at Killarney International Raceway on 10 September.

A gruelling and exciting event yielded some interesting results from the competitors and as usual the audience were kept on edge thanks to some intense adrenaline-fuelled racing.

Above: Arnold Lambert (6) keeps Mustapha Enus (47) at bay in a battle which was fought over all 3 heats of the 125cc Gearbox Kart class.

Bosmansdam High Interschools against Labori High in Paarl

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Above: The Knights’ spirit really shown through on Interschools day as the supporters were ably led by our enthusiastic cheerleaders from left: Kelly Van der Phol, Shanice Steenkamp, Latavia James, Charne Ingram, Zahraa Kensley, Nadine Van der Pholl, Kiara Landman, Jessica Versterseen here with head cheerleader, Jayvin Chisholm, donning the Knights mascot costume.

The Knights u/19A Hockey girls who beat Labori 1-0. The team is Back Row: Tamsyn Niemandt, Sade Etheridge, Ethel Hlahla, Hannah Danvers and Morona Hopane. Middle Row: Natasha Mitchell, Wilene De Bruyn, Anne-Marie Esterhuizen and Karine Mbilizi. Front Row: Tiffini Trim, Zahraa Kensley (captain), Ivannah Hough.
The Knights u/19A Hockey girls who beat Labori 1-0. The team is Back Row: Tamsyn Niemandt, Sade Etheridge, Ethel Hlahla, Hannah Danvers and Morona Hopane. Middle Row: Natasha Mitchell, Wilene De Bruyn, Anne-Marie Esterhuizen and Karine Mbilizi. Front Row: Tiffini Trim, Zahraa Kensley (captain), Ivannah Hough.

On the 20th of August, the Bosmansdam Knights participated in their annual Interschools against Labori High School in Paarl.  The competitive events included Chess, Debating, Cross-country, Netball, Hockey and Rugby. Winning in Paarl is extremely difficult, but the 1st XV fought bravely and narrowly lost 3-14. Bosmansdam High’s u/19A Hockey girls were however victorious. Their 1st Netball team who has only lost one match the entire season had an uncharacteristically poor day in front of goal and despite a dominant performance simply could not convert good play into points. Bosmansdam High School said that they are however still very proud of their magnificent team which includes five Western Province players!

Edgemead Cricket Club Junior season opens

Calling all young budding cricketers! Are you interested in playing competitive cricket, learning batting, bowling and fielding skills?

Edgemead Cricket Club can be just what you need.  We have junior teams in every age group between 10 and 13 years old.

At club cricket, the boys practice once a week under the guidance of a head coach and 4 other coaches.  The training sessions are structured and well planned with the focus on all the major facets of cricket.

The fruits of the training session are put to the test every Saturday, when the boys take to the field.  This fixture commences at 08h30 and ends at about 12h30.

This is a great opportunity for your child to get involved in a well established club, be part of a team and meet children from other schools and areas.

The season starts on 12 October 2016.  If you require more information please contact:

Edgemead Cricket Club Junior Chairman Ferron Hartzenberg on 0845871051 or 021 5583957 (a/h) or email fehartzenberg@gmail.com.

Edgemead Primary Derby Day against Tableview Primary

Supporters of all ages showing their love for their home team at Edgemead Primary School’s annual Derby Day against Table View in August.
Supporters of all ages showing their love for their home team at Edgemead Primary School’s annual Derby Day against Table View in August.

On Saturday 27 August, Edgemead Primary School hosted their annual Derby Day against Tableview Primary School. It was a fantastic day filled with great memories and wonderful examples of sportsmanship. Edgemead Primary extended a huge thank you to Tableview for continuing this tradition with them. Edgemead Primary would like to congratulate Tableview Primary’s first team rugby boys who took home the coveted trophy, narrowly beating the Edgemead boys, 11 – 9.

Edgemead Primary would also like to extend congratulations to all the chess, rugby, netball and hockey players, as well as the cross country athletes who competed on the Friday before. You all did your schools proud!

Fifth round of WP Karting Regional Championships

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Mayhem ensued at the fifth round of the Western Provice Karting Regional Championship at Killarney International Raceway on 30 July, when a multicar pileup occurred shortly after the start of the second heat of the Junior Max division.

Above: Andrew Rackstraw (440) looks on at the mayhem unfolding before the start of the second Junior Max heat as Pole man Jason Coetzee (446) gets airborne after being rammed from behind in a multiple Kart pileup. Unphased, after restart, Jason went on to complete his clean sweep of winning all 3 heats.

Edgemead High Hockey players represent Western Province

AUG16-22Edgemead High School is proud of their hockey players who recently represented Western Province at various tournaments around the country.

Liam van Wyk, Keagan Collop, Zachary Zinn and Jared Wegewarth (not in picture) played for the U18 Western Province Zebras. Michael Moreland and Joshua Pretorious were a part of the U16 Western Province Zebras team.

Unathi Nombewu, Wade Whitear, Dean Turley and Jürgen Klein-werner represented the U16 Western Province Quaggas Team. Elizabeth Robertshaw played for the U14 Western Province North team. Kalin Collop played for the U14 Western Province Zebras.

Edgemead Badminton Juniors shine for WP in Benoni

AUG16-23Edgemead Badminton Club’s name was held high in July, when four of its Junior Members represented Western Province in the South African Badminton Championships and Inter-Provincials, held in Benoni.

Left to right is Jarred Elliott, Chelsea Yiatses, Nina Swart and Ryan Swart. Nina travelled to Durban representing WP in the Under 15 SA Nationals in April and then captained her WP Under 13 team in Benoni where she was graded 3rd in the B section. Later in the month, Jarred, Chelsea and Ryan’s  eight-player Under 19 team shone in Benoni with WP unbeaten, and winning the B section (WP 5-3 against Northern Cape, 6-2 against EP, 6-2 against Boland, and 8-0 against KZN). Both Jared and Chelsea received a grading in their section.

Rising star in Motorcycle Racing ranks

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Cape Town is in the process of producing another Motor Cycle Racing super-star.
After only 3 years of racing, the 15 year old Fairmont High Grade 9 Learner, Brandon Staffen is already the NSF100 2014 champion, CBR150 WP champion 2015 and currently leading the KTM RC390 national championship, with an offer to take part overseas in the UK KTM RC390 series.

Stepping it up even further, Brandon has started taking part in the Regional Clubmans Powersport A Class riding a Suzuki SV 650. On Saturday 18 June, the Durbanville resident took victory again with some impressive riding.

Brandon’s success is a testament to the commitment from within the Short Circuit racing community, with a focus on introducing and mentoring young riders and helping to bring them up through the ranks. Brandon is just one of the up-and-coming stars Cape Town is producing. For more information on how to get involved in Short Circuit Racing, visit http://www.shortcircuitracing.co.za/

Edgemead FC season underway

JUN16-23The football season is underway at Edgemead Football Club, with the Seniors and Juniors in full action from early on a Saturday morning to the premier team kicking off at 15:45.

You can find their fixtures, as well as information regarding club functions and events, on their facebook page: Edgemead Football Club Supporters.

The Edgemead FC Premier first team has had a promising start to the season, currently in fourth place on the league table, under Coach Andrew Tucker.

The Premier second team has only lost one game and is currently top of their league.  According to club PRO, Kevin Robinson, the youthful side with an average age of 21 is showing lots of promise and a few home-grown players are knocking on the first team door.

Well done to Aiden Hawkins (photo left), currently excelling in the second team, who was selected to represent the Tygerberg District under 18 team for the second successive year.

The club has six senior teams and 4 veterans teams as well as a ladies team who play on Friday evenings.

Edgemead FC are always on the lookout for assistance in any form so if you want to help out coaching or can assist with kit sponsorship contact Club PRO Kevin Robinson on 021 558 9024 / 082 569 2168 or email kevinrobinson@vodamail.co.za

All are invited to pop down to the club and watch some great talent, enjoy the tuckshop and bar facilities and lots of sport on the big screen.