|Mini World Cup Tournament held at Western Suburbs|
|Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00|
WESTERN Suburbs Rugby Stadium was the place to be on Saturday morning as the eight pre-primary schools came together to play mini World Cup soccer tournament for boys aged Under-6.
The participating schools and the countries they represented were KBV (England), Smiley's (Brazil), Nam Kids (Italy), Winnie the Pooh (Argentina), SOS (France), Little friends (South Africa), Butterfly (Germany) and St. Mary's(Ghana). The rugby stadium was divided into two parts, which made it possible for two teams to play at the same time.
The event, sponsored by Street-house, Grand Print, Plastic Packaging kicked off with a parade from the St Andrews Primary School to the Western Suburbs Stadium followed by the opening ceremony and the introduction of the teams and players.
More than 300 parents and spectators came to cheer on their respective teams.
The tournament was won by SOS (France), followed by Winnie the pooh (Argentina) and St. Mary's (Ghana) each receiving Silver and Bronze medals respectively.
The tournament coordinator, Emie Block, who said the tournament was a huge success expressed her appreciation for parents' support on the day.
"I would say that the tournament was very successful. I was also very impressed with the support we got from the parents on the day. Not only those that helped out on the field but also those that helped with the refreshments," she said.
Block also expressed gratitude to the sponsors that made the event possible.
"We would like to thank our sponsors Street-house, Grand Print, Plastic Packaging and all the people who put their energy into this event to make sure that it was successful," she said.