“Lieutenant-Colonel Strydom is a qualified swimming instructor and during her engagement with children she educates them on how to be water safe”
THE UNIT Commander of the Galeshewe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit, Lieutenant-Colonel Marli Strydom, received the Sportswoman of the Year award at the National Police Excellence Awards held in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Risimati Shivuri, praised Strydom for her active participation in various sporting disciplines.
“Lieutenant-Colonel Strydom has achieved various awards in various sporting codes. She has received two gold medals and two silver medals in the Northern Cape SAPS mountain bike team, as well as another silver medal in the category of her age group. She also walked away with fourth place in the doubles at the Northern Cape SAPS Tennis Tournament and sixth place in the singles. She was also elected for the SAPS National Functional Fitness Team,” said Shivuri.
He also commended Strydom for reaching out to the community.
“Lieutenant-Colonel Strydom is a qualified swimming instructor and during her engagement with children she educates them on how to be water safe. She also gives swimming lessons in Roodepan and Barkly West.
“Lieutenant-Colonel Strydom conducts her work with dedication, discipline and utmost professionalism, both when she is on and off duty. She sets an example as an excellent and dedicated sportswoman and encourages others to participate in sport and fitness,” said Shivuri.