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SAPS Fitness Championships at Floreat

Michele du Plessis

From September 16th to 20th, Sabie hosted the National Functional Fitness Championship at Floreat River Lodge.

The official opening was attended by many dignitaries and the keynote address was done by Major General Radebe. During the opening, as part of their social responsibility, the different teams donated cash. The funds will be used to by school shoes for learners of Lindani and Harmony Hill Primary Schools to buy school shoes for needy learners.

South African Police Services members, men and women, from all nine provinces and head office competed in this sport of excitement, endurance, physical fitness and strength. The activities consisted of different age and weight categories as well as an obstacle course of various challenges, from tyre flips and leopard crawls to sprints and hurdles. More than 400 SAPS members from all over South Africa participated in the tough but fun competition.

Personal fitness is always an added advantage for the individual and the South African Police Service members. A healthy body house a healthy mind and this also enhances service delivery to the community. Media spokesperson for SAPS Sabie, Mandy Nculu said “that the competition is excellent for morale and fitness is a must for a police officer. They inspired me to participate. Next year, I will also participate!”

Congratulations to Warrant Officer Jackie van Rensburg who represented Sabie. Jackie won a gold medal during the National Functional Fitness Championship.

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