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Apr 27, 2016

I2B youth programs going from strength to strength

I2B and CSA updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....


Alternative action sports by Chris

New skate ramps for I2B Macassar

Last year we built a skate ramp for the I2B Macassar club but unfortunately it was stolen. This year we decided to build them a manual pad and rail to give the club a boost for 2016! It was great to spend some quality time with these ambitious skaters and also to partner with local people like Pastor David Ligwa.


   
Cloetesville park mini revamp

We have been trying to get permission from the municipality for quite some time to rebuild the I2B Skatepark in Cloetesvile but we are still waiting for the final papers to be approved. Until then the best we can do is to temporarily fix up parts of the tennis courts that are being used for skating.



It was an I2B Day!
During the school holidays we held an "It's an I2B Day" at the I2B Skatepark in Somerset West. Many skaters came to strut their stuff and enjoy a skate session.



Congratulations to Max Ahrens for getting added to the CS team!



Our I2B Skim Day was held on the coldest day of the holiday but this did not stop our skimmers from pulling off some amazing tricks! 





Cape Argus Sport Show
I had the privilege of rollerblading at the Cape Argus Sport Show at Sandringham farm near Stellenbosch. A special thank you to Brent and Melody Tuson for giving me this opportunity and for sponsoring our Kleinvlei skaters with tickets to join in the fun!




Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie

Nationals 2016
We had an amazing time during Nationals in Bloemfontein. I am thankful for the family that I made throughout the years, all the support I received and to be able to finish my Nationals-career in my home province - where it all started.





Outreaches in Bloemfontein
During my time in Bloemfontein we also connected with the local community. Here we spent some time with younger athletes at the Martie du Plessis school.



We also visited a Rehabilitation Center.



Our time at Nationals was jam packed with a lot of activities... we had great fellowship, served some coffee and shared stories. Thanks to Tori, Julia and Chrissie for taking the lead. Thank you to Marius for sharing your story and also to everyone else who helped.



Visiting my hometown
It was amazing to spend some time with old friends and getting to know some new family member in my hometown, Virginia.



We even had a race for the fun of it!



It was also great to connect and encourage some friends at Repairite.





Educational Therapy by Jami
 
Therapy at Raithby
I started giving small group therapy after screening some of the learners at Raithby Primary School. I mainly focused on Phono-Graphix Therapy (reading and writing) with the younger grades. I also started giving language therapy to a group of isiXhosa learners who have to follow the curriculum in Afrikaans as Raithby is an Afrikaans medium school. Already I have seen progress during the few sessions I have worked with these amazing children!



Chris and I started revamping the therapy room at Raithby. It was a bigger job than we had initially thought but we are excited to see what the end result is going to look like!



 

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Jan 29, 2016

Look Back 14

I2B and CSA updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....


Alternative action sports by Chris


I2B Cloetesville visited the new CS Paarl skatepark this month.

The new wall-ride at the I2B Skatepark in Somerset West.


The Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC) 2015- We took a tour group of 6 people to go represent at the World Cup of skateboarding... yes, in Kimberley! This was an awesome group and great skating went down from our guys. Proud!


Thanks to these two awesome guys who we made contact with in Kimberley - Aldin from Langebaan and Sanda from Kuruman in the Northen Cape.


The stadiums were packed with spectators and the skating was amazing.


We even had the opportunity to go see the lions just outside Kimberley.

 

Trip to Cape Verde Islands. The International Sports Ministry sent me to two islands in Cape Verde to reach out to the action sports communities over there. 

I went to the Island of Santiago to a town called Praia for rollerblading. They have a really good public skatepark there and we ran a best trick contest.



I went to the Island of Boa Vista to a small town called Sal Rei for skimboarding. There are many skimboarders there.


Without really advertising an event lots of the skimboarders pitched up at the beach for a little contest.



I am extremely grateful to Wedson Barbosa and his family for looking after me in Praia and Agostinho Pereira for looking after me in Sal Rei. I hope to see you soon again!

 

 

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie


Maties Sport Awards- Congratulations to my coach Suzanne Ferreira, with being coach of the year and Ilse Carstens for Sportswoman of the year (with a disability). I received the Sportsman of the year (with a disability) award.

 

Maties Athletics Club Awards- Myself and Ilse were also Sportsman and Sportswomen at the Athletics Club awards.

IPC World Championships 2015- We are extremely thankful for the experience we had in Doha, Qatar. The team did very well with a 13th place overall.




Nov 2, 2015

Lookback 13

I2B updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....


Alternative action sports by Chris
-I2B Kleinvlei skate club made their own T-shirts- I am so proud.

-Brand new wetsuits for the I2B Skim clubs- Thanks to Christian Surfers International, Brett Davis, Mark Edwards and everyone else who helped getting these wetsuits to us. Groms are stoked!


-New skimboard for Llewellyn- 
Thanks to Simonei and Minke (two of my sister's four daughters) for helping me stick the grips on Llewellyn's board. Thanks Handsdown for the awesome board.

-Activate Sunday at Shofar Somerset West- We had a Sunday at my local church where all the non-profit organisations in the church had the opportunity to showcase their work. Thanks for this great morning. Thanks for the great photos Jean and Dean!


-ALLinSKIM September- This monthly skim day trip was to Camps Bay this time. The idea is to get all the skimboarders together from around Cape Town, once every month. We first stopped for some gatsbies, pretty messy but good for the skim, hehe.

When the I2B CSA van is full the skimboards go on the roof.

-The old but new mini- Son Surf (CS) Strand had donate the mini ramp that we donated to them back to us because of a lack of space. We happily took it back and are in the process of making it fit in the I2B skatepark.



Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Celebration Braai- Congrats to Toni with her National Colors, and well done with your performance at your first World Cup!

-Preparing for the WP Trials at Astra School-
- Casual Day- 
We brought awareness to kids and the community regarding people with disabilities. A fun day,  thanks Toni Mould for the opportunity.

-All African Games- We had a very blessed time at the Games, learned a lot and made new friends. We had great joy in competing and very thankful for the opportunity and experience.


-Occupational Evening in Kuilsriver- Encouraging the youth to use their talents and opportunities the Lord has given them. Thanks Duane Fortuin for the opportunity.

 
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