by Tokelo Martin Mokhesi (Soweto Ultimate)
It was on Friday evening when the newly established Soweto Ultimate undertook a lengthy journey to the beautiful city of Durban to take part in the Open and Women’s Nationals tournament that was held at Glenwood High School from 27 to 28 of August hosted by Durban Ultimate.
The Soweteans were pumped up and ready to rumble. The team is only a couple of months old but they played impressively like a unit. A team with many young players who are hungry for some success.
Soweto played five matches in Durban against: The Bunnies, The long Donkeys, The Mighty Mules (Saturday) then on Sunday they came up against Ultitude Greys and Lions River – coming up short in all the encounters. Soweto might have lost all their games but they have gained some valuable tournament experience and lessons which they can use in their next tournament. They learned that team work is important, must have a strategy and a game plan, play fair and keep the rules of the game in mind, work on their fitness level, be committed, when in position of the disc take your time- no need to rush, run into open spaces, be creative and play smart. And also that in this particular sport (Ultimate) team spirit is key, it is all about team work, need to back each other, communicate effectively and most importantly have fun on the playing field.