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Northern Region comes second best in YES Games


The National Youth Education through Sport (YES) festival came to an end on Saturday evening where the Southern Region Province emerged as the overall winners of the 2010 edition.

The games which started on Friday saw the children take part in sporting activities, peer education and community projects.

Girls Of Peace from Manama High School collected 216 points to give the region the title.

They were outstanding in all their volleyball matches as they got 82 points in the sport component.
In peer education they collected 70 points while in community projects they got 64 points.

Girls of Peace played two matches and won both of them. St James was the first to falter against Girls of Peace as they went down 3-0. Eveline Girls High School were also handed a 3-0 drubbing.

Northern Region representatives in netball, Just Joy from Harare were second in the overall results table as they followed with 211 points.

In peer education, Just Joy got 69 points while in community projects they recorded 61 points. In the sports component they got 81 points.

Arsenal from Harare came third overally in volleyball. In peer education the side got 68 points and 55 points in community projects.

Just Joy won all the three netball matches they played.

In their first encounter they beat Masogwe 21-11 while the second match seemed to be an easy task for them as they dispatched Murowa 36-3.

Magnetic were to be the next victims of Just Joy as they were beaten 40-8.

Arsenal beat Simana 3-0 in their first match while in the second match they had to shrug off a stiff challenge from Milton Boys High School to win 3-2.

Speaking during the closing ceremony, SRC commissioner Obadiah Moyo said: “I hope you will continue to excel and scale greater heights to make Zimbabwe proud as was the case with our representatives to the Norway Cup in this year.”

Moyo urged the losers not to despair but to deal with their weaknesses in preparing for the next edition.

“To the losers of this competition, do not despair as there is always a next time. What you have learnt this year should help you deal with your weaknesses as well as cement your strengths for the next games,” he said.

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