Residence sports league stars recognised

RECOGNITION: Raphello Ranyao and Mawande Mfecane from the Student Residence Department prepare prizes during the African Pride League’s awards ceremony.

South Point Orchards and Park Central Residences earned bragging rights for winning the football and netball sections of this year’s African Pride League, respectively.

The Student Residence Department in collaboration with the Sport and Culture Department recently concluded the three months-long African Pride League with a glamorous awards ceremony held on the Bellville Campus. The revived League targets students residing in the residences in the Bellville area.

Its aim is to cultivate an active and healthy lifestyle amongst students through formal and informal sports participation that ensures equal opportunities to participate and excel in sport. The competition encouraged active recreational football and netball programmes by developing a participation platform that serve as a feeder programme for competitive sports.

South Point Orchards and Park Central Residences walked away with trophies after being crowned the African Pride League’s champions, having accumulating 33 and 46 points respectively. South Point Orchards won on goal difference as they and second-placed MGR2 were level on points.

Despite having a history of winning the League consecutively in the past years before the advent of Fees Must Fall Student protests, MGR2 was awarded silver medals as runners-up.  Sheriff House (25 points) came third and walked away with bronze medals.

On the netball side, Toplin Residence bagged silver medals and Richard Sacco Bronze medals with 42 points apiece.

The organising departments made a commitment that the look and feel of the 2019 African Pride League will be enhanced and next year’s tournament will start earlier than this year.

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