Kamdeboo Primary School in Lotusville recently held their interhouse sports day for pupiils in all age groups from 5 to 13 years. The day was enjoyed by all, with good spirit, and many promising athletes were identified for the future.
A team was also chosen to compete in a Dr Beyers Naude local municipality competition at the Collie Koeberg stadium the following weekend. Kamdebo was the only Aberdeen school to send a team, and they competed against Narsing Street, Graaff-Reinet Primary, and Kroonvale Primary Schools from Graaff-Reinet, Lettie de Klerk PS from Nieu Bethesda, Nqweba Secondary, and teams from the More Ster and Camdeboo Athletics Clubs. The age groups represented were from 9 to 19.
The Kamdeboo athletes all acquitted themselves well, coming home with a total of fifteen medals.
Sakhiwe Meintjies won the gold medal in both the 100m and 200m sprints in the U13 age group for boys, and Asha Swartz won the corresponding events for girls. Jaedene Nyssen won the girls U12 1200m event.
Silver medals were awarded to Kay-Lee Markgraaf in the U13 100m sprint, Jayden Jacobs (boys U12 100m and 150m), Chivago Ambraal (girls U12 100m and 200m), Ethan Job (boys U12 100m and 80m) and Ashley Williams (boys U10 100m and 80m).
Elroy Rittels came third in the both boys U13 100m and 200m. In the U10 age group, Elmondo Joy and Deroulene Riettels both received bronze medals for the 80m and 100m sprints.
Coaches Daniel Pieterse, Malinda Saayman, Estoline Vrolik and Niel Pienaar accompanied the athletes, and are very proud of their achievements, and their good sportsmanship.