The country’s top woman squash player – Eastern Cape born and bred Siyoli Waters – will be in Port Elizabeth on Friday to share tips on how to play your way to success.
The 30-year-old Waters is South Africa’s No 1 ranked squash player and an Olympics squash ambassador. As a young black woman playing a sport traditionally dominated by white men, she says she has always understood that “with certain platforms and positions comes responsibility”.
“It’s more than that for me also – I am passionate about encouraging others to do the same, or be the best they can be in other avenues that they choose to pursue,” she said this week.
“So often, many women don’t think they are capable of doing much, and sport is a great way of teaching someone that they are capable of so much more in life.”
“Sport is so good for women as keeping active is a vital part of our general health. Also, for those that love to learn, when you feel yourself improving in something, it helps to boost your self-esteem.
“How we view ourselves as woman in so important.”
– Gillian McAnish
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