From the beginning of the year schools from the Westrand District Municipality had indulged in the “Schools Sports Awards”, an initiative by the Gauteng West Education District. The purpose of the programme is to afford learners the opportunity to expose their talents in addition to encouraging a healthy living (since a healthy mind is in the healthy body).
All the pupil who participates in the programme are advised to create their own portfolio with which is going to be used during the competition. The completed portfolios are submitted to Dawid Pieters at the Gauteng West District Office for the nominations.
This year’s awards had seen different schools from the west rand region participating in the programme in order to put their names on the map. Learners are selected from the region and those emerging in the top three (3) categories will be shortlisted for final nominees. Badirile Secondary School, a public school from Khutsong location, is one of the school who are determined to bring the award back home.
Though there are many categories that schools participated in, Badirile Secondary School learners had opted to compete in the following categories:
(a) Secondary Female Athlete of the year
(b) Secondary Male Athlete of the year
(c) Chess Team of the year, and
(d) Coach of the year
Even though it is not easy to conclude who are the schools going to be crowned the champions, Badirile Secondary school’s coach, Fofo Segakweng, is adamant that his team is going to emerge as the overall winner in this year’s School Sports Awards. His team is represented by dedicated learners such as George Bernet and Nombulelo Fihla who are both participates in the “Male and Female Athlete(s) of the Year Awards”. Meanwhile coach Fofo Segakweng is standing for the “Coach of the Year Award”.
Winners will represent the Gauteng West District at the provincial level and later on nationally. Competition is fierce and all the teams have crossed their fingers as they wait desperately for the outcomes of the Schools Sports Aawards which is taking place tomorrow (22 November 2019).