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St. John Basketball Tour of Cape Town

On Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd Hoops 4 Hope Cape Town hosted the U/13 StJOHN COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOUR OF CAPE TOWN.  St John College is a Houghton, Johannesburg based school  http://www.stjohnscollege.co.za/ In addition, an invitation was extended to Bishops School to join us for this great event. This event was intended to impact, equip and help build meaningful relationships with the aim of engaging the young players. Invited to the tournament were: Bishops http://www.bishops.org.za/, Montevideo Primary and Hezliahttp://www.herzlia.com/public/.  It was a four team format tournament to be held at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), at the CPUT Multipurpose Hall. Also invited were the Western Province Basketball Association, certified referees and table officials.
Written by H4H Cape Town Director, Thierry Kita
Congratulations to  St John’s 1 for winning it all! Hoops 4 Hope would like to thank every school for their participation at the St Johns Tour of Cape Town U/13 tournament.  The tournament was a great success, and it was absolutely fantastic to see children having such a good time.  To all sport leaders and coaches: thank you so much for sharing your valuable time.
I also extend our gratitude and thanks to Pinelands High School who provided their indoor venue on short notice when the weather threatened. Warm regards.

Partner Feedback:

Dear Thierry,

On behalf of St John’s Preparatory School, I would like say a big thank you to you, your hardworking staff at Hoops 4 Hope, and the other participating tournament teams, their coaches and teachers, for inviting us to such a fantastic and well run tournament! We were truly humbled by the hospitality.Our kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and I am confident that they will cherish, for years to come, the experience of a tour and also the friendships that were made in Cape Town.We gained a lot of from the experience, especially from the games that we lost, such that we hope to improve ourselves and the sport here in Johannesburg by implementing some of the tips which you so willingly shared.

Kind regards, David Mulenga


From Partner Elisa Metz: I have to add my thanks as well for including my kids in the tourney. Although we were faced with challenges of availability of some of the boys, we managed to get a team together on both days and the kids had a lot of fun. I think we should aim to have more of these kinds of events in Cape Town, for all the age groups. Our kids can only benefit from the experience of playing 4 games over 2 days…..

From Partner Craig Daniels:
Hi Kita,
On behalf of Montevideo Primary School, allow me to express our thanks to you and your team for arranging this event, as well as for including our school. We really need more such opportunities in Cape Town, where our players have an opportunity to measure themselves against players from outside our usual playing fraternity.
Thanks to St John’s for taking the time and resources to bring their juniors on a basketball tour to Cape Town. Many Thanks.