Seniors in top form at Elderly Golden Games

Great dedication was shown by the gogos during their over head ball pass competition.

Throwing their walking sticks and knitting aside, senior citizens from across Ilembe took part in the heart-stopping Elderly Golden Games at Stanger High School last Friday.

The pressure was on to perform as trials were also on for the selection of the team that will represent the district at the provincial Elderly Golden Games to be held next month in Port Shepstone.

In the spirit of fun the seniors competed in some traditional sporting codes like athletics, rugby ball throwing, soccer and jukskei, and a few less traditional ones; the duck walk, ring the stick and pegging washing pegs to name a few.

Mlandeni Ngcobo from Ndwedwe said since he joined the sports team, he has felt much stronger and younger.

“I am very strong. I cannot remember when last I was sick. But before I started exercising I used to get sick very often,” said Ngcobo.

Zodwa Buthelezi from Mandeni also praised the sports programme saying that it had helped her keep healthy.

Besides playing their favourite sports, the Mkhulus and Gogos also had the opportunity to show off their dancing skills when the DJ turned up the music.



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