A TOTAL of eight Cape Recife High School pupils, accompanied by six staff members, returned with several medals from the Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled in Stellenbosch early this month.
The pupils participated in boccia and paraswimming as part of the Eastern Cape provincial team.
Brett Dakin won a gold medal for the BC2 boccia event. Brett, together with his brother Ross and Mandilakhe Ngcozela, received a bronze medal for the team boccia event (BC1 and BC2).
Chumani Dingela lost his quarterfinal game in the BC4 event. David Jali and Saki Nazo were the assistants for the players on and off the court.
Sarita Nell (occupational therapist) was promoted as the national boccia administrator and Elisabeth Barry was the coach of the ECSAPD boccia team.
Mitha Njombolwana won the 50m breaststroke, achieving an international qualifying time. Siviwe Matikinca, Ethan Will and Keisha Johnson all participated and are still working towards their qualifying time.
Jackie Kolesky and Yolande Stander accompanied the pupils as part of the ECSAPD swimming team and as coaches.