Three2Six Sports Challenge

On Saturday, we ( Sacred Heart / Three2Six ) played host to a school from the townships, Mvelaphanda. We had been training our Grade 5's & 6's in preparation for the event, as if it were 20 years ago, girls only played netball and the boys only played soccer. The event is designed to boost cooperation and teach the fundamentals of working as a team, more so to eradicate any xenophobic behaviour, even more so, to have some fun playing competitively and friendly. 

Defenders on the chase.

Defenders on the chase.

The Event was sponsored by Kaya FM, a radio station in Johannesburg and we had a great time with them and the kids. Our grade 5's managed a tie game 1-1, 6's playing their hearts out for a 3-1 defeat, mindful of the fact that Mvelephanda should have to show birth certificates before each match as I am yet to meet a grade 6 who is 1&half my height. It was difficult to teach equality and fair play when they are playing against children much older than themselves. However, we held our own and the boys did me proud. 

The boys shaking hands after the match

The boys shaking hands after the match

The ladies at netball played rough and tough. The 5's sadly in defeat, joining the 6's at a score of 3. All the kids trained very hard and enjoyed the day, having a nice feed afterward and enjoying the sunshine on a Saturday. For our kids, they spend most weekends indoors keeping safe so it was great to see them enjoying their weekends for a change.

High intensity netball. Kellie turned into a Soccer Mum, screaming from the sidelines.

High intensity netball. Kellie turned into a Soccer Mum, screaming from the sidelines.

The day was a massive success and all parties were very happy to be a part of such a wonderful day.