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EC girls score gold in Durban

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

The Eastern Cape U/15 girls’ rugby team were crowned the champions of the Winter Games after thrashing KwaZulu Natal 17-12 in the finals in Durban on Friday.

They are joined by the U/15 girls’ volleyball team who beat the Free State 2-0 in the finals. The Eastern Cape teams finished fourth place overall with two gold medals, two silvers and six bronze medals.

More than 350 Eastern Cape primary and high school learners participated at the National Schools Sport Winter Championships held on from July 01 until July 5.

The athletes, some physically challenged, represented the province in tennis, rugby, chess, hockey, soccer, netball and volleyball. The annual tournament culminates from a controlled league where various schools compete from local, circuit, district and provincial levels to qualify for the Championships.

According to MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture, Fezeka Bayeni, school sport remains the Bedrock of sport development and “the province continues to make an indelible mark in the national school sport championships: winter games, summer games and autumn games”.

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