The Overstrand Whale Boxing Club (OWBC) competed in a number of competitions recently:
- 25-28 April – Interprovincial Championships in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. Out of the five boxers who went, two took home gold and two took home silver medals.
- 11 May – Held in Cape Town. All seven boxers who participated from OWBC achieved gold medals.
- 18 May – Western Cape Youth & Elites Championships in Cape Town. Two boxers from the OWBC attended namely, Matubastsi Sikithi (won all three of his fights as well as the trophy for the ‘Best Man’) and Siphamandla Damesia (won a gold medal and a trophy). OWBC also placed third for the best team overall.
Coach Mzi would like to thank Liza van Coppenhagen for allowing them to do fundraising at the Hermanus Country Market, as well at the Hermanus community for their support. The funds raised allowed the boys to attend all three competitions. From left are Siyakholwa Nxanti, Siphamandla Damesi, Akhule Mgoqi, Coach Mzi Damesi (with his National Level 3 certificate for coaching), Tuso Damesi and Matubatsi Sikithi. Absent: Thando Zongezile.