Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Northern Cape will host the first 2013 Danone Nations Cup Provincial Final this Saturday, 16 March at the Keimoes Sports Complex in Keimoes.  Games kick-off is at 09:00. Five schools will be competing for a chance to represent the province in the National Finals happening on 22 June in Gauteng.  The ultimate winner will represent South Africa in the World Finals in London later this year.


Participating teams:  

The schools that have qualified to date include:

·         Blaauwskop Primary School (Siyanda Region)

·         Rietrivier Primary School (Francis Baard Region)

·         Madibeng Primary School (John Taole Region)

·         Willie Theron Primary School (Pixley Kasime Region)

·         Namaqualand will be hosting their regional finals on Tuesday, 12 Mar.


Road to the provincial finals:

Although Madibeng Primary School has been participating in the Danone Nations Cup since 2010, this is the first time they have reached the provincial finals.   Coach, Tebogo Gaonathebe,  believes he has the team this year to go all the way to the national finals. 


Meanwhile, Moupa Peterse, coach of Willie Theron Primary School, situated in the small town of De Aar, also believes his team deserves to be in the national finals.  “We have been participating in this tournament for the past seven years and have reached the provincial finals twice which I believe gives us an advantage as I know what to expect.  We were eliminated in the early stages of the competition last year and I immediately went into action to build the team for this year.” Four of the players in the current squad, including team captain Reuben Godfrey played last year. “I am encouraging the players to take responsibility on the field of play and to also help motivate the newcomers.”


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