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Norkem Park Primary hosts annual netball festival

“Nedbank came in as a partner in 2023. We have a long-term relationship with Spur that generously assists us with food for the participants."

The prestigious Nedbank Norkem Festival kicked off on May 17 at Norkem Park Primary School.

Every year, Norkem Park Primary invites other schools to bring their U12 netball and soccer teams to participate in the tournament.

Norkem Park Primary School principal Shirley Anderson spoke to the Kempton Express.

Norkem Park Primary School principal Shelley Anderson.

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“The event has been running for a very long time, probably about 20 years.

“Nedbank came in as a partner in 2023. We have a long-term relationship with Spur that generously assists us with food for the participants,” she said.

She added they had to halt the event during the Covid-19 pandemic. The learners who were U12 during those years were very disappointed because they were looking forward to participating in the event.

“The event is a big part of our school and the learners look forward to reaching Grade Six so they can participate,” she said.

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Anderson added she would like the event to continue for many years, highlighting it was a fantastic opportunity for children to play the sport they love.

The soccer games were action packed.

“It’s an awesome event that the children will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Edenglen Primary School A and Solid Foundations Primary finished top of Group A and Group B, respectively, in netball.

Global Soccer Schools International and Arbor Primary School finished in the top two spots in Group A and Group B, respectively, in soccer.

Thandi Zwane, operator at Grayville Spur, said they have been a partner for the event for many years.

“We are part of the Norkem Park Primary family,” she said.

“We had this relationship with Norkem Park Primary for years and would like to keep partnering with the school for this event.

“Spur is a family restaurant the children love, so we want to keep this relationship going,” she added.

Some of the action from the soccer games.
 
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