Wembley College December News
Wembley College Premier League
Wembley College recently launched their Premier League, an 8-aside hockey tournament to be hosted at Wembley College on 24 February 2018. The tournament is based on an IPL-style auction format, where the team owners bid for players, as they are released for purchase. Ten companies are participating in the inaugural tournament and all funds raised will be used for sport development at Wembley College.
The 10 team-owning companies have been battling it out to purchase their own dream-team, with intense competition at the auctions held thus far. The first auction of “Marquee” players was held between 9 and 12 October, with two players being released and auctioned each evening. The second auction of “A-List Players” was held on 1 November, the third auction on 15 Novemberand the final auction on 29 November. South African indoor hockey, world cup representative in 2015, Matt Coombes was auctioned along with Andrew Manson, a member of the South African extended squad, who plays for the Addo Elephants in the SA national PHL tournament.
We would like to thank the companies: Plennegy, Mascor, Engen, Bracken, Rhino Charcoal, Home Lacey, Umvoti Fuel and Oil, Umvoti Tyres, John Deeare and Pidelta for their support.
Wembley gives to Philani Creche
Every year Wembley College supports a different charity project in the Umvoti area. This year our giving project is Philani Crèche in Lindelani. Started by Shalom Fellowship in 2008, the crèche meets the needs in this area, by assisting parents who need to work so they can leave their children with seven reliable and well trained teachers, specialised in early childhood development. There are between 80 and 90 children, ranging in age from 0-5 years old, in three classes from baby care to grade RR. Each day these children are fed breakfast and lunch. Wembley donated food for the crèche which will go a long way to help cut costs.
This term, Lauren Poree who is very involved at the crèche, organised educational art lessons for our senior primary scholars who made a variety of educational toys from recycled material. The results were amazing and the children at Philani will enjoy doing puzzles, sorting objects by colour, counting, threading and tying laces. Thank you to all students, parents and staff who made contributions towards this year’s giving project – Philani Crèche.
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