Thursday, 31 March 2016

Family Final in Panorama Challenge

Monday the 21st of March, A PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN South Africa, saw the first Series event in the Just For You Meals Super Series. The sunny weather after a week of rain in Johannesburg had an adverse affect on the turnout with a number of players spending time with families and friends. The above did not detract from a voiceferous field of 10 players with 4 debutants. The players were divided into two groups with the more seasoned players offering support and help in  their group games. The two seeded players, namely Clifford and his son Richard Graaff, who has returned from a sabbatical, progressing as group winners. Steward Makgatha and Abraham Siame, recent converts to our great game, showed vast improvement and claimed the runner-up positions. A pleasing aspect was the entry of 3 young ladies who enjoyed themselves against the male opposition. A new member was also Caper Steenekamp, the manager of Panorama Senior Football Club who play in the Premier Division of the DSL Football League. Clifford and Richard qualified unscathed for a friendly but fierce family final.
Clifford proved a bit too strong for his son who claimed he was tired after conducting a high performance rugby training camp in the morning:). Steward triumphed in the 3rd place play-off by defeating Abraham in an exciting penalty shoot-out. Thanks must go to all the participants in making the inaugural JFYM Series an exciting and enjoyable day.

(Report by Clifford Graaff)