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Team keen to represent SA at Africa Tug of War Games

Seen are the members of the Pirates Tug of War Club (back, from left): Kobus Louw, Monique Swartz, Melissa van Rhyn, Dalene van der Walt, Donavan Schoeman, Dané Jooste, AC Groenewald, Dawie Swanepoel, Anton Groenewald and Wieko Botes. (Front, from left): Gloudina Esterhuyzen, Ashley van Breda, Simoné Janse van Rensburg, Charmaine van Rhyn, Elizabeth Engelbrecht, Blanche Swanepoel and Nadine Janse van Rensburg. Absent: CJ Engelbrecht. Picture: Danie van der Lith

YOU DON’T often hear about the game of tug of war that we played as children. Children from one street pulling against children from the other street, each wanting to claim dominance.

But the sport of tug of war is actually still alive and kicking. Twenty-one members from the Northern Cape were chosen to represent South Africa at the Africa Tug of War Games to be held in Swakopmund, Namibia from July 1 to 2 2022.

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This team includes 11 women and three men from the Kimberley Pirates Tug of War Club, as well as one woman and two men from Postmasburg, and three coaching staff.

The team will be leaving South Africa on June 25, and leading up to their departure has arranged several fund-raising events to raise the funds needed – R8,000 for each person to be able to attend and compete.

However, the team is straining to make their target as more funds are needed to make it possible for the team to attend the event.

If anybody is willing and able to make a donation to the Northern Cape team, they can contact Anton Groenewald on 082 800 8376.

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