More good things are happening to our village, and to people from the village. Here are a few notes picked up over the last two days.
Amica Smashes Lifesaving SA Champs!
Amica De Jager from St Francis Bay was more than victorious at the recent Lifesaving SA Championships in Durban.
During a fantastic two-hour session, she won the Iron Woman, the Surf Swim, the Female Board, the Single Ski and added a silver in the Run/Swim/Run.
In 2018 Amica was the only South African to make it into the Interclub Iron final at World Rescue in Australia in 2018. Still, her performance on Saturday ranks as her finest as a senior in the National Championships. Well done, Amica!
PGA For ST Francis Links
When it comes to golf, the exciting news is that the 86th edition of the South African PGA Championship, South Africa’s second-oldest professional golf tournament will be played at St Francis Links from November 4 – 7.
Vuyani Dayimani, Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) was delighted with the news. “Our partnership with the PGA aims to stimulate the Eastern Cape Province’s tourism sector and thus save and provide much-needed jobs as the tournament will support local businesses and attract local and international tourists,” said Dayamini.
Exciting times for The Links!
Jessica Brown Selected As Head Girl of Woodridge College
St Francis’ Jessica Brown has been selected as Head Girl at Woodridge College in 2022. With more St Francis children going to Woodridge College, it is a proud moment to have a local student selected for a significant leadership role next year. Kuhle Sqwepu is the 2022 Head Boy. Well done, Jessica and Kuhle!
Nexus Yachts/Balance Catamarans Launch ‘Little Bird’
It wasn’t too long ago that Nexus Yachst/Balance Catamarans suffered much destruction when a massive fire gutted their St Francis Bay factory, destroying two boats in the process. Under the leadership of Johnny and Roger Paarman the crew put their heads down and continued to work towards their goals. This week they launched ‘Little Bird’ a Balance 526 model, and it is exquisite. It is always exciting when a new build yacht is launched. If you are on Facebook, photos can be found on the Nexus Catamarans Page.