Boxers hit the right spot

Club Sport
Typography

On Saturday 24 March at Mapoteng there was a great gathering of lo-cals in a humble park and in the centre of it all, a boxing ring. The Depart-ment of Sport, Art and Culture, the Gama-gara Youth Centre, together with the Mayor of Gamagara, Councillor Edwin Hantise, came together to help launch our very own local Sesheng Boxing Club. It is an inspi-rational story whereby three unemployed men, with time on their hands, with passion and great dreams started this club. Ac-cording to Arie Lebotsa, Thabang Ntshie and Augustun Dikwidi their motivation for this project is their love for the sport but mostly to unite the community through the power of sport. Thabang says that getting the kids off the streets with the aim of minimising anti-social behaviour is the pri-mary goal. He believes that kids that do sport are less inclined to do drugs and crime. They teach these kids to focus and motivate them all in someone's backyard with a make-shift gym. On Saturday they hosted their first tournament and it was attended by boxing clubs from Vanzylsrus, Kimberley, De Aar, Batlharos, Mothibistad and Lohatlha. It was a first time fight for most of our locals but they excelled and showed great talent resulting in some matches won. We are inspired by what we witnessed and are looking forward to see these young boxers evolve and the de-velopment of the sport to succeed. They are eager to get more members and for schools to get involved in the sport. The Gazette commends you for your efforts to uplift the community and wish you great success. Never give up on your dreams, keep the gloves on!
sport are less inclined to do drugs and crime. They teach these kids to focus and motivate them all in someone's backyard with a make-shift gym. On Saturday they hosted their first tournament and it was attended by boxing clubs from Vanzylsrus, Kimberley, De Aar, Batlharos, Mothibistad and Lohatlha. It was a first time fight for most of our locals but they excelled and showed great talent resulting in some matches won. We are inspired by what we witnessed and are looking forward to see these young boxers evolve and the de-velopment of the sport to succeed. They are eager to get more members and for schools to get involved in the sport. The Gazette commends you for your efforts to uplift the community and wish you great success. Never give up on your dreams, keep the gloves on!