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.