Schools’ darts team selected for nationals

In what is described as a historic first, a Mitchell’s Plain school darts team have been selected to take part in Darts South Africa’s national championships, in KwaZulu-Natal, in July. The youngsters have all come through the 180 Plus schools’ darts programme established by Westridge resident Alister Porthen three years ago.

Pictured are members of the Mitchell’s Plain 180 Plus schools darts team selected to take part in the Darts South Africa national championships in KwaZulu Natal, in July. In front, from left, are Micah Jantjies (Beacon LSEN), Caitlin Davids (Cornflower Primary), Mikhe Calvert (Rocklands High) and Matthew Pickering (Westridge high). Absent are Taybah Louis and Moegamat Nur Abrahams. Back,Yolanda Heunis (Beacon LSEN educator) and manager Alister Porthen.

In preparation for nationals, the girls are coached by Yolanda van Rooyen, from Lentegeur and a Protea player selected for the World Cup of Darts in Denmark later this year.The boys are being coached by Waleed Clayton and Earle Pentolfe, both with international and national experience. The group still needs to raise funds to help cover their costs. Call 066 126 3300 for more information about the programme or if you’d like to assist.