Leander Pholman – breaking ELSEN Boland school records at 15

PAARL:- At the age of 15, Leander Pholman holds two brand new ELSEN Boland school records. But it wasn’t always as easy as it seems. Despite some success earlier on, he wasn’t considered to be champion material. Fortunately, the combination of sheer determination and a great family support structure kept him going, day after day … Read more

Leander Pholman had the heart of a champion at age 12

HOPEFIELD:- Thoughts from his grandfather, George April: I remember back in 2019, when Leander was 12 years old – and still a learner at Langebaan Road Primary School – how he participated in the West Coast Schools Athletics Competition… It was the first time that I – as his grandfather – had the opportunity to … Read more

A very sad day…

HOPEFIELD:- Our dream of helping Zain Benn, the 18-year-old disabled schoolboy from Worcester, with a room for his convenience, was broken. We had to cancel our golf day in Worcester to our deepest regret. It is impossible to describe the disappointment. Aside from Brenn-O-Kem Pharmacy who were willing to sponsor us, no other business was … Read more

To remember them: The Hopefield Wanderers Cricket Players

On the evening of Youth day, 16 June 2017, Cape Coast Youth paid tribute to four residents of Hopefield for their contribution to youth development in the community. After much positive feedback and “thank you” messages from the grateful community in our town, we (Cape Coast Youth) decided to continue with the initiative. The group … Read more


Mornay Erasmus, a Darling businessman, was so impressed with Abigail Fortuin, (now 17 years) two times South African cross country athlete’s performance in the 21.1 km Velocity half marathon, that he sponsored her a pair of running shoes of her choice after the race. Abigail used the race as a practice, as there was no … Read more


Champion also practicing World sports are slowly but surely returning to normal. Sports such as rugby, football, and athletics are currently already underway in the northern hemisphere of the world. However, there is still uncertainty when we can hold the luxury of sporting events here in South Africa, or attend. According to media reports, the … Read more


Author George April Photo’s supply. Devan van Wyk (17y) a pupil at the ELSEN West Coast School, Saldanha Bay, is the son of Danville and Elizna van Wyk from Clanwilliam.  Devan, who is also a 400-meter track athlete, believes with hard work, he can realize his dream of one day running at the Olympics. The athlete’s … Read more


Editor/Author and photographer George Apri Hundreds of athletes from across South Africa participated in the Langebaan Country Estate Marathon on Saturday, March 14, 2020, which took place in fantastic weather. It was also the last major event on the west coast before the government stopped all sporting events from Thursday 19 March, due to the COVID … Read more


Take a look back – five years ago on April 25 – 2015 Picture 1. Mthandszo Qhina (nr 595) won that race in a time of: 2:30: Please help us keep the project alive: