TLHAKANANG Primary School were crowned Gauteng’s 2013 Provincial Champions at the Nestlé MILO Provincial Championships Tournament held at Bram Fischer Multi-Purpose Centre this past Saturday.
After playing in very competitive round robin matches at this year’s Provincial Final Tlhakanang Primary emerged as champions when they beat Refalotse Primary School 1 – 0 in the final match.
Other schools that participated in the tournament were Parkrand, Sepebuso, Qhaqholla, Maputle, Bophelo, Emfuleni, Livhuwani, Tsakane, Enkanyezeni, Refalotse, Sikhulisile, Townsview, Iphutheng and Northridge Primary Schools.
The Nestlé MILO Champions Tournament is not just about developing the soccer skills of these young stars. It is our goal to educate the youth during their formative years about the benefits of leading healthy and active lifestyles. We are extremely proud of how serious these children take the sport and the tournament itself, and the positive impact it is having on their lives,” says Kelly Wainwright, Nestlé South Africa’s Category Marketing Manager for Dairy.
Tlhakanang Primary School will receive R10 000 to invest in an initiative which is in line with Nestlé MILO’s values of Nutrition, Health and Wellness. They will be able to use these funds to improve the sporting facilities or buy sporting equipment for their school. The winners of the National Finals in September will receive a further R150 000.00 and go on to represent South Africa at the MILO African Championships in 2014.
“Youth development through sports is one of the biggest means of positively impacting and inspiring the lives of young South Africans. It is a dream come true for all of us at SASFA and at Nestlé MILO, to see how far the tournament has come as we commemorate its sixth year of existence. We congratulate Tlhakanang Primary School for their exceptional performance at this year’s Gauteng Provincial Final and we look forward to welcoming them to the National Final in September this year” says
Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko, President of the South African Schools Football Association.
The Nestlé MILO Champions Tournament, now in its sixth year, is hosted by Nestlé MILO in conjunction with the SASFA.