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Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids

by Inspired2Become
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids

 Athletics for people with disabilities 


I2B at 2019 Nottwil Junior World Para Athletics Championships!

Three I2B athletes recently competed at the 2019 Nottwil Junior World Para Athletics Championships! Chane, Paul and Marle (partly coached by I2B coach, Fanie) made up I2B's team and also represented Team SA. I2B project manager also joined the team as their coach.


  

Chane competed in the T13 division (athlete with visual impairment) and Paul competed in the T62 division (double amputee). 

Paul had personal best times in both the 100m and 200m. We are extremely proud of him!

 

Chane received gold in the long jump as well as a silver medal in the 100m!

We could not be more proud of our athletes who gave it their all! South Africa placed 5th out of 31 countries with a total of 33 medals.



Thank you to everyone who supported us in helping our athletes attend this life changing event. Their lives were forever impacted and this is the beginning of even greater things to come!




I2B updates

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

 

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie


I2B at 2019 Nottwil Junior World Para Athletics Championships!

Inspired2Become is proud to announce that two of our athletes, Paul Daniels and Chane Hendricks, were selected to present South Africa at the Junior World Para Athletics Championships! It will take place in Nottwil, Switzerland from 28 July until 5 August 2019.

  

Chane Hendricks will be competing in the T13 division (athlete with visual impairment) and Paul Daniels will be competing in the T62 division (double amputee).  I have been selected to join the event as a team coach.


 
Unfortunately the National Federation is unable to send the team due to a lack of funding and the responsibility is on the individual to raise the funds needed for World Champs. Please consider joining us in this cause.

                                   

 

We are extremely thankful for each and everyone who have supported us so far!





Alternative action sports by Chris


New skateboards
We are so grateful for the skateboards that Nebula skateboarding made available to be use at the I2B skate clubs. Below is the I2B Bonteheuwel club.



The kids were so happy to unwrap these fresh boards! Below is the I2B Strand club.



Below is the I2B Macassar club.



Norwegian Intern

Erlend from Norway did his practical internship with us for 5 weeks. We would like to thank him for all his help and the heart it which he served us.



International skim session

The French skimboarding champion, Axel Cristol, came to visit South Africa and it was great to have some our I2B guys join him for a session.

 

Alternative action sports by Chris


I2B Club kick offs

The clubs started off great this year with many new kids joining:

I2B Bright Lights Skate Club



I2B Cloetesville Skate Club





I2B Strand Skate Club



I2B Gordon's Bay Skim Club



New rail for I2B Strand
So thankful that my dad came to help the I2B Team put a new rail into the cement floor at Smoothies, home of the I2B Strand Skate Club.

This is what the end product looked like. Thanks to Josh and Remey for also working hard that day.



Accidents happen
Unfortunately Akim from I2B Strand broke his arm on the first day skating the new rail but thankfully he is recovering well.



Day Trip
On one of the very hot days this summer Dillan and I took some guys to Kogel Bay for a skim.








Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie


Celtic AGM
I was privileged to be the guest speaker at the Celtic Football Club. The club has a senior and two junior soccer teams.



Helderberg First Years

I was also the guest speaker at the Helderberg First Year motivational talk.



Alta du Toit Athletics Day
It was great to spend time at the Alta du Toit School Athletics day!



Vista Nova
I visited Vista Nova School to share my story during their assembly period and also joined their athletics day.



Calling Academy
It was an honour to be the guest speaker at the opening day of Calling Academy.



Western Cape (WC) Open Day
We had a good training session with the Western Cape athletes during the WC Open Day.



Partnering with Living Legends

We partnered withLiving Legend and had a training camp for some of the athletes in preparation for Nationals.



Zone VI Youth Games
We had an amazing time in Botswana with the young athletes.



I also shared my story with the volleyball girls.




I2B updates

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


Alternative action sports by Chris


I2B club endings
It was great to end off the clubs this year with many members meeting our baby daughter, Beate.


Opening of the Cape Town Waterfront skatepark
We were privileged to take some our clubs to the opening and the club members each received a full setup skateboard thanks to Ultimate X and Vans.


The I2B Year End Skim Jam 2018
It was and awesome event we ran on Clifton beach for our skim clubs. Some locals joined in and some skimboarders from Durban also competed.

The I2B Year End Cup 2018
The skate and blade competition to end the year off was a great success. Most club members made it to the event and we worked hard to get the I2B skatepark fixed up and ready for the day.




Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie


ISLS 2018 Finishing strong

The 3 month sport ministry course was was a life changing experience. SAS was so kind to invite us all for a meal, this was a big blessing.


Shooting my life story with Boomtown Films
Thanks to the crew for your amazing hearts, and again to SAS for allowing us to use their facilities to do the shoot!

 
Brand new Maties track
So thankful that the track is finally finish. Such a joy coaching and running on this international standard track!


Testimony at ETA
Sharing my story with the students at ETA reminded me of God’s goodness, enjoyed sharing my testimony again.

I2B updates

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


Alternative action sports by Chris


I2B & CS Skim Comp

During the school holidays we held a skimboarding competition for our club members. Our faithful local Cape Town skimboarders and Durban skim-friend, Brandon, also joined in as well as our dear friend, Sean Jahnig, all the way from Dubai!



I2B & CS Paarl Jam

Many of our I2B and CS clubs met up with the Paarl locals at the CS Paarl Skatepark for a fun skating and blading competition. We reorganized the skatepark layout, had a braai and the day ended with a sunset prize-giving.




Cape Winelands Grant

We are extremely grateful to have received a grant from the Cape Winelands Municipality. During the handover of the grant, we had the opportunity to connect with other NPOs and it was great to see and hear about the fantastic work they are doing in the Cape Winelands District.



I2B Bright Lights skate club going to church

One of our Bright Lights skaters, Clarence, recently shared his story with their local church congregation as part of their youth outreach service to celebrate Father's Day. We are so proud of the young man Clarence is growing up the be. We know that he will have a positive influence on the lives of many other young people and that he will rise to be a leader and mentor for his community.




New Equipment

We had a fix-up day for the I2B Kleinvlei club to put them some new pairs of rollerblades together.



 



Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
 

All Ability Transkei Outreach

During the July school holidays, some of our I2B athletes and supporters took on the long road to the Eastern Cape to meet up with fellow sport ministry partners. I believe the Lord laid it on my heart to go and visit them.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we started our tour a day and a half behind schedule and only arrived at Willowvale the evening of the 5th of July. There we met the family of Mr. Mlamli and the whole neighbourhood also came to greet us!



We visited Butterworth where we invited the community of people with disabilities for a sports day. Word got out that we were visiting them and we received the opportunity to share our stories and reasons for visiting on air. 



When we headed back to Willowvale to start our sport program, the field was already packed with children and we could create awareness for disabled sport. We used the evenings to build relationship with the family and friends and we had a big "jol" the evening with some dancing and music! At Butterworth we focused on adapted sports for volley ball, cricket, athletics and soccer. 



We also stayed at Jongamanzi Cottages (500m from the Hole in the Wall!). We had time to rest and spend time together as an athletics family in the most beautiful creation.



I believe we have started a friendship with Mr. Zagallo and Mr. Mlamli that will take us back to Willowvale in the future. We would like to thank everyone who supported this mission - especially Maties and US Sport Science for your equipment and Shofar for the Quantum minibus. 

 

All our love,

The Inspired 2 Become Team

 

 

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Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape - South Africa
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Chris van der Merwe
Stellenbosch, Western Province South Africa
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