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NORTH WEST RECEIVES R100K CHEQUE FROM VODACOM

BDSC_6618NORTH WEST RECEIVES R100K CHEQUE FROM VODACOM

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The North West Province Wheelchair Basketball team will benefit richly from the R100,000 winning cheque they received from Vodacom in Sandton on Friday.

 

Vodacom’s Executive Head of Sponsorship & Regional Marketing Bronson Mokabela handed the cheque over to the team after they claimed the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge 2014 title with a 66-34 victory over North Gauteng earlier this month.

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“As a business we tried to elevate the event this year by taking it to Vodacom world so it was an opportunity to make it special for the guys,” Mokabela said on Friday.

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“Increasing the amount of the prize money added to that and personally for me and as a business it just felt right.”

When Mokabela made the surprise announcement at Vodacom World it sparked elated celebrations from the North West Province players.

Wheelchair Basketball South Africa chief executive Charles Saunders said it was a significant award for the sport putting it on par with the abled-bodied professional league.

“This is the biggest cash prize we’ve ever received in the 44-year history of wheelchair basketball and it comes in line with the basketball national league,” Saunders said.

North West coach Shadrack Moepeng said the prize money would serve as an incentive not only to his players but also to other teams which would improve the quality of the sport in the country.

“It means a lot to us because it is the first time in wheelchair basketball that something like this has happened and it is fortunate that we are the first team to win it,” Moepeng said.

“This will motivate the players to earn a place in the teams and it will boost the other provinces to send strongerteams.”

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Shane Williams wheelchair basketball icon walks again

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After being wheelchair bound since the age of 2 , the dream came true for the double amputee player from Cape Town better known as Shane Williams wheelchair basketball icon from “Cape Town Saints ” franchise club and National athlete WBSA .

Instead Shane Williams come rolling in his wheelchair , A very emotional moment for his parents as he walked through the doors at the Cape Town International Airport this morning.
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On behalf of Wheelchair Basketball and Executive, a thousand thank you’s , to all at Sasol (especially Messes Richard Hughes and Dumisani Mbokane) and Jumping Kids (Mr Michael Stevens) for their perseverance and financial backing in making this exceptional miracle happen.
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Thank you once again to all at Sasol (especially Messes Richard Hughes and Dumisani Mbokane) and Jumping Kids (Mr Michael Stevens) for their perseverance and financial backing in making this exceptional miracle happen   46082_282974721847470_356617211_n

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Congratulations to the North West Province in taking the Vodacom SA Provincial Championship title for the 2nd consecutive year

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A huge thank you to all officials, team athletes and WBSA staff , our sponsor Vodacom and the Local Organising Committee of Wheelchair Basketball North West, the North West Department  of Sports & Recreation and of Johann Sauer and the NWU Pukke team whose hard work made the tournament a great success.

Congratulations to the North West Province in taking the Vodacom SA Provincial Championship title for the 2nd consecutive year.

The two finalists North West Province and the Gauteng North, will now contest the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge Cup on Friday 3 October, at the Vodaworld from 15:00 where celebrities from the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will play off in the opening expo game. Come out and support the Vodacom Challenge.

Please find the final days results below. vodacom

 

44th Vodacom Provincial National Championships for Men Competition Schedule

  Date Time Game Court Team A vs Team B  
  Day 5 9:00 WBSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ALL TEAMS AND MEMBERS ATTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THE 2015  NATIONAL COMPETITION PRESENTATION  
  27-Sep 12:00 18 5th & 6th Western Cape vs KwaZulu Natal  
  Saturday 14:00 19 3rd & 4th Central Gauteng vs Eastern Cape  
    14:30 Expo Game NWU vs Amawheelaboys  
    16:00 20 1st & 2nd North West vs Gauteng North  
    17:30 Medal & Closing Ceremony      

 

Day 5 Round Robin Log Results

The day’s event opened with the WBSA AGM where both Mr. Vilen Naicker and Kat Swanepoel were voted onto the Board of Trustees, representing the Wheelchair Basketball National Technical Commission and Women and Youth Commission respectfully.

 

All saw a great game when the Western Cape took on the KZN in nail biting 5th and 6th playoff and lost by a point in the dying seconds. Disappointingly, the bronze playoff did not live up to expectations when two players from the Central Gauteng withdrew, compromising their chance of taking Bronze but the North West Province continued to dominate the Vodacom SA National Championships once again, by beating a flustered Gauteng North team in the finals.

 

A big shout out to the NWU Pukke running Basketball team, for their brave challenge against the Sasol Amawheelaboys in the closing ceremonies expo game, where they were put through the paces on how to play ball! Fun was had by all

 

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Date Time Game Court Team A Score vs Team B Score
Day 5 12;00 18 5th & 6th Western Cape 42 vs KwaZulu Natal 43
27-Sep 14:00 19 3rd & 4th Central Gauteng 36 vs Eastern Cape 46
Saturday 16:00 20 1st & 2nd North West 54 vs Gauteng North 44

 

The two finalists North West Province and the Gauteng North, will now contest the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge Cup on Friday 3 October, at the Vodaworld from 15:00 where celebrities from the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will play off in the opening expo game. Come out and support the Vodacom Challenge.

26/09/2014      Game 13: 12:00

5th & 6th Playoff

Western Cape 6th 14 6 20 15 7 42
KwaZulu Natal 5th 8 12 20 11 12 43
 

26/09/2014      Game 13: 14:00 Bronze Playoff

Central Gauteng 4th 4 10 14 11 11 36
Eastern Cape 3rd 11 5 16 11 19 46
 

26/09/2014      Game 13: 16:00 Finals

North West 1st 14 17 31 15 8 54
Gauteng North 2nd 10 9 19 11 14 44
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Results Day 4 Vodacom Provincial National Championships for Men Competition

Day 4 Round Robin Log Results

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As Day 4 draws to a close, the North West took on the Central Gauteng in the 1st Semi finals and secured their position in the Gold Playoff whilst the Eastern Cape challenged the Gauteng North in the 2nd Semi finals and was relegated into the bronze playoff. The Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal playoff for the 5th & 6th Classification game.

The final log results are as follows:

 

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KwaZulu

Natal

Eastern

Cape

Western Cape Points Log
North West   47 85 87 51 70 2,29 9
Gauteng North 54   50 Forfeit 43 50 1,35 8
Eastern Cape 30 21 43 47   48 0,97 8
Central Gauteng 31 32   80 30 62 1,18 7
Western Cape 26 18 16 43 33   0,79 6
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31   38 37 0,75 5

26/09/2014      Game 13: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
KwaZulu Natal 6 11 17 6 15 38
Eastern Cape 14 17 31 11 5 47

 

26/09/2014      Game 14: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 10 15 25 16 9 50
Central Gauteng 8 4 12 8 12 32

 

26/09/2014      Game 15: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 18 18 36 20 14 70
Western Cape 4 11 15 8 3 26

 

26/09/2014      Game 16: Semi Finals 1 16:00

  Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 12 16 28 12 15 55
Central Gauteng 9 9 18 8 6 32

 

26/09/2014      Game 17: Semi Finals 2 18:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 18 20 38 12 8 58
Eastern Cape 10 8 18 2 21 41

 

 

Results – Day 3

Teams North

West

Gauteng

North

Central Gauteng KwaZulu

Natal

Eastern

Cape

Western Cape Points Log
North West 47 85 87 51 2,21 7
Central Gauteng 31 80 30 62 1,33 6
Gauteng North 54 0 43 50 1,28 6
Western Cape 18 16 43 33 1,35 5
Eastern Cape 30 21 43 48 0,90 5
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31 37 0,56 5

 

25/09/2014      Game 8: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 10 12 22 14 11 47
Gauteng North 13 20 33 14 7 54

 

25/09/2014      Game 9: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 6 9 15 10 5 30
Eastern Cape 5 9 14 9 20 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Kwazulu Natal 12 4 16 6 15 37
Western Cape 15 2 17 14 12 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 15:00

  Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 10 8 18 4 8 30
North West 10 14 24 19 8 51

 

25/09/2014      Game 11: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 8 2 10 4 2 16
Central Gauteng 14 12 26 18 18 62

 

 

Results – Day 2

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KZN Easten Cape Western Cape Points Log
North West     85 87     2,82 4
Gauteng North       0 43 50 1,51 4
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31       0,31 4
Eastern Cape    21       48 0,91 3
Central Gauteng 31     80     0,69 3
Western Cape   18     33   1,11 2

 

24/09/2014      Game 3: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 9 10 19 5 24 48
Western Cape 14 10 24 7 2 33

 

24/09/2014      Game 4: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
KwaZulu Natal 10 8 18 8 4 30
North West 23 14 37 21 29 87

 

24/09/2014      Game 5: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 6 8 14 4 0 18
Gauteng North 13 7 20 8 22 50

 

24/09/2014      Game 6: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 15 20 35 26 19 80
KwaZulu Natal 7 10 17 4 10 31

 

24/09/2014      Game 7: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 14 12 26 14 3 43
Eastern Cape 0 6 6 5 10 21

 

 

Results – Day 1

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KZN Easten Cape Western Cape Points Log
North West     85     1,82 2
Gauteng North       0   0 0
Central Gauteng 31         0,69 1
KwaZulu Natal 20       0,31 2
Eastern Cape           0 0
Western Cape         0 0

 

23/09/2014      Game 1: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 0 0 0 0 0 0
KwaZulu Natal 0 0 0 0 0 20

 

23/09/2014      Game 2: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 23 18 41 23 21 85
Central Gauteng 12 4 16 6 9 31

 

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The Vodacom Senior Men Cup Challenge Day 3 Results

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Eastern Cape surprised the Central Gauteng and Western Cape notched up their first win of the tournament when they downed KwaZulu Natal to set up some interesting changes on the log.

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With all to play for in the semi finals, the all important morning clash between the Gauteng teams and KZN / Eastern Cape game will determine the top 4.

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Results – Day 3

Teams NorthWest GautengNorth Central Gauteng KwaZuluNatal EasternCape Western Cape Points Log
North West 47 85 87 51 2,21 7
Central Gauteng 31 80 30 62 1,33 6
Gauteng North 54 0 43 50 1,28 6
Western Cape 18 16 43 33 1,35 5
Eastern Cape 30 21 43 48 0,90 5
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31 37 0,56 5

 

25/09/2014      Game 8: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 10 12 22 14 11 47
Gauteng North 13 20 33 14 7 54

 

25/09/2014      Game 9: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 6 9 15 10 5 30
Eastern Cape 5 9 14 9 20 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Kwazulu Natal 12 4 16 6 15 37
Western Cape 15 2 17 14 12 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 10 8 18 4 8 30
North West 10 14 24 19 8 51

 

25/09/2014      Game 11: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 8 2 10 4 2 16
Central Gauteng 14 12 26 18 18 62