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Waterberg Academy mountain bikers go for gold

   20 October 2017   l   Christie Steyn    l   Views: 64   l   3 months ago  


Ruan Jansen van Vuuren stands on the number one position on the podium. Ruan received his Limpopo colours this year.

The mountain biking season came to an end for Waterberg Academy, but the achievements is something to be proud of. 

The Waterberg Academy Mountain Bike Group participated in four interschools cross- country events across Limpopo. The venues were Tzaneen, Mokopane, Haenertsburg and Louis Trichardt.

The youngest rider, Daniel Eager, placed 17th in the u.10 age group riding with boys two years older than him. Bradley Eager was in the u.12 group as an u.11 and he placed 15th in this group — one of the biggest age groups, said Mark Godfrey, principal of Waterberg Academy and mountain bike enthusiast.

Carla Jansen van Vuuren had an excellent achievement as she rode in the girls u.12 group and placed fourth.  

Livingstone Banda took part in only two of the four races in the u.14 group and placed 33rd.

Ruan Jansen van Vuuren emulated his exploits of earlier this year when he achieved Limpopo colours in the non-schools events.  

Ruan was the top rider in his u.13 group and gained his Limpopo schools colours. “This is outstanding and we are proud of him,” said Godfrey.

Godfrey added: “We now have 19 learners from Grd 4-12 who can wear Limpopo colours this year. Since we have 81 learners in that group, that gives a provincial representation of 23, 45%. With 12 of our high school learners sporting provincial colours, 29% of our high school has provincial representation. And let us not forget the 1,2% national representation.”




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