Sports Galleries

Ripped to the core

Terence Byrne, a local bodybuilder and Randfontein Cricket Club (RCC) first-team player secured himself a place in the top 10 at the SA Championships after coming fifth in the under 179cm 86kg-division.

Sports science to develop boxing for Olympics

The West Rand is slowly but surely becoming the home of world-class boxing again. The High Performance Centre (HPC), the Gauteng Provincial Government and the University of Johannesburg recently established a West Rand Boxing Academy. The Randgate Boxing Club (RBC) will be its home. The first step in getting the academy to run as a well-oiled machine was to test West Rand boxers to see what their weaknesses are, so that they can be worked on.

Way of the sword

Harmony Dojo, a haedong kumdo club, is all about concentration and precision. Haedong kumdo is a Korean martial art. Its name translates into English as ‘way of the sword.’ Students move through different stages of the art, starting at the most basic level – cutting paper. From there they move on to use tatami mats, bamboo sticks and later wooden sticks called mokugum or bokken.

Randfontein Oval hosts Regional Championships

Randfontein Oval track hosted round two of the Regional Championship Finals on Saturday (30 July) where drivers as young as 14 stunned the audience with good performances. Racers from all over Gauteng participated in the finals with hopes of qualifying for the national championships.

R’fontein hosts world-class bowls tourney

While bowls is thought to be a sport for the elderly, the contrary has been proven many times. What is more, bowls does not treat disabled players differently. The Randfontein Bowling Club (which forms part of the Sables Bowling Organisation) recently hosted the 2016 Gauteng Bowls Open, and the able-bodied as well as the disabled took to the greens in numbers.

RHC triumphs over Vaal boys

Yet another team bites the dust after encountering the Randfontein Hockey Club (RHC) on the field. Old Vaal, a hockey team hailing from Vanderbijlpark went against RHC but soon discovered the men from the Tein were no match for them. The full-time score was 2-0 to RHC.

Youth Day tourney brings community together

Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar proved in 1995 that sport can bring a nation together and that historic event has a trickle-down effect on communities today. Xpandable Roots Trading in partnership with Westonaria Local Municipality held a Youth Day event with this in mind; bringing youth together through sport.

Mapogo Teine triumph over Wits

Mapogo Teine had to dig deep to secure a 22-21 win against favorites University of Witwatersrand (Wits) on Teine’s home ground dubbed the ‘House of Pain.’