Roelene de Klerk, an 11 year old grade 6 learner at Kamdeboo Primary School in Aberdeen, participated in the Sarah Baartman District athletics championships in Port Elizabeth on 15 February. Roelene came first in the shot put event, winning a gold medal.
Her performance was good enough for her to qualify for the provincial championships to be held in Cradock on 1-2 March. Her coach Niel Pienaar, and indeed the whole school, is extremely proud of Roelene’s achievement.
Young Roelene de Klerk from Kamdebo Primary School continues to make her school and community proud.
She won gold in shot put event for girls aged eleven years in Cradock at the provincial championships last weekend.
On Tuesday, Roelene received the news that she has been awarded provincial colours, and will be competing at the national championships, representing the Eastern Cape, in Germiston from 14 to 16 March.
She also achieved first place at the district championships last year, in her first year of shot put, but that time her distance was not good enough to qualify for the national championships, but her hard work and dedication this year has paid off!
According to her coach, Niel Pienaar, Roelene is an excellent all-round athlete and is also a very good netball player.