Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Grey College Bloemfontein wins Coca-Cola T20 Schools 30 Minute Heroes Challenge
Grey College Bloemfontein are the winners of the 2014 Coca-Cola® T20 Schools 30 Minute Heroes Challenge and a fully installed outdoor gymnasium, valued at R200 000, after 199 boys completed the 30 minute Challenge.
The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools 30 Minute Heroes Challenge promotes physical activity at school and was open to schools who took part in the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge. The concept of the challenge was to get as many students as possible through a 5-exercise course within a 30 minute period. The school that got the most students to complete the course would win a state of the art outdoor gymnasium for their school.
Andre Bester, Grey’s master in charge of cricket, says they are delighted at winning. “It was a fun activity for the boys to be involved in and I know that they had a great time just participating in the challenge, so winning the outdoor gym is a real bonus,” he said.
“Boys from all grades were allowed to take part, even if they didn’t participate in any form of sport,” he said. “The majority of the kids in the school are physically fit and I believe that their strength and stamina helped us win. They were quick and didn’t waste time in between the drills.”
Bester says, the outdoor gym will help to encourage an active healthy lifestyle at the school as the teens can exercise any time of the day.
Grey College has done exceptionally well in the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge this cricket season. As Free State champions, Grey went on to play Noord-Kaap, the winners of the Griquas region, to determine the school that would represent the Knights franchise at the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools National Finals, which was scheduled for early March but had to be postponed to later in the year due to inclement weather in Gauteng.
Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola® South Africa Marketing Assets Manager congratulated Grey College on their great achievement. “The Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge is about making heroes and through our Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge we are encouraging all scholars in the country to adopt a physically active lifestyle that will become a lifelong practice.”
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