Sports Tournament, Maranatha hosted a 6-a-side Volleyball, Action Cricket and Soccer Tournament. The sport fields were filled with laughter as the day kicked off.
In true Maranatha tradition, the event was characterised by fun and life lessons. What a lot of fun was had by all! Some participants and spectators are already asking about the next tournament. As for life lessons, here are a few worth sharing: 1st, a lesson in the power of prayer: We would like to thank our Lord for holding back the rain long enough for the day to be a success.
2nd, a lesson in the power of samoosas: Our 2 final Volleyball teams put forward a challenge that the winner will be served a meal of their choice. The teams were both great, but the power of samoosas won. Congratulations to Team Searl! 3rd, a lesson in the power of the tongue: The winning soccer team’s coach, Mr Pushy Chetty, told us that his team will be the winning team a month ago when he entered the tournament.
Congratulations to Pushy’s Boys. 4th, a lesson in the power of family: The Klopper family (from mom and dad to their toddler of 3 years) had decided to enter their family as a Volleyball team which they called Little Seedlings. Although some thought that this team would be easy to beat, Little Seedlings displayed great skill and worked together to be placed 4th overall of the 10 teams that entered.
Good job! 5th, a lesson in the power of persuasion: A big shout out to Mrs Hendy Davis for joining the school action cricket team after much persuading from Mrs Perumal, the principal. In fact, Mrs Davis had such a marvellous time, she became an eager substitute, ready to serve when help was needed on the volleyball court – yes, pun intended. 6th, a lesson in the power of community: Piet Retief had entered a total of 26 teams.
Each team was representative of the whole Piet Retief community. Thank you! 7th, a lesson in the power of teamwork: Our staff at Maranatha once again worked together towards a successful event. Prior to the tournament the staff co-ordinated the forming of teams and on the day of the tournament they managed the tuck shop, participated in teams and entertained our kids with jumping castles.
We are blessed to have such an enthusiastic, effective and committed team. We had great fun, and would like to thank everyone who participated in the day. A special shout out to Pick n Pay for sponsoring the water for our teams and Spur for sponsoring the school volleyball team and 3 prizes. Without your support the day would not have been such a great success. Congratulations to all the winning teams.
1st Volleyball team: Team Searl 2nd Volleyball team: Young Adults 1st Action Cricket team: Jindal 2nd Action Cricket team: Rebels 1st Soccer team: Uncle Pushy’s Boys 2nd Soccer team: Kazi Boys