The fourth edition of the Gauteng School Sport Awards were held last Friday, 03 March 2017 at the Linder Auditorium Hall Wits Education campus in Parktown. The evening event saw winners in 16 categories being recognized for their excellence in school sports achieved during 2016.
Accolades of acclaim were presented to the young athletes, school teams, coaches, officials and institutions of learning which excelled to great heights over the past year.
The night’s biggest winners were Nkosilathi Moyo who walked away with his third Coach of the year title for his work with the Troyeville Primary School Volleyball team. Volleyball won for Code of the Year for the third consecutive year, whilst Isipho Sethu Special School took home three trophies for learners with special educational needs (LSEN) School of the Year. Administrator of the Year went to Khethiwe Ndala and LSEN School Female Athlete of the Year went to young athletics rising star, Mary Dzimba who nabbed the same prize in 2014.
“Congratulations to all the winners for making us ever so proud by living up to affirming Gauteng as the ‘Home of Champions’. The province will continue making it possible that young talent is identified, nurtured and recognized so that it meet its full potential”, says MEC for Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko.
The awards ceremony are organized and hosted in a partnership between the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and the Gauteng Department of Education under the theme
‘Celebrating Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Champions’.
The Gauteng School Sport Awards winners are:
Coach of the Year
Nkosilathi Moyo- Troyeville Primary School (Volleyball)
Technical Official of the Year
Isabel Du Piesanie- Afrikaans Meisies, Laerskool Wierda Park (Netball)
Administrator of the Year
Khethiwe Ndala- Isipho Sethu Special School
Team of the Year
Hlangabeza Primary School Mixed 13 (Chess)
Primary School of the Year
Loratong Primary School
LSEN School of the Year
Isipho Sethu Special School
Secondary School of the Year
Modilati Secondary School