Weʼve raised £0 to Help fund Ice Hockey advancement of my Nephew
- Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
- Closed on Tuesday, 30th January 2018
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My name is Brandon Delport. I am 16 years old and I live for ice-hockey. I play for the Sabres ice-hockey Club in Kempton Park.
Ice-hockey has been a very big part of my life. It is important to me because my dad introduced me to the sport in 2006 when I was 5 years old. My dad inspired me to become a good hockey player by taking me to practice every week & games every weekend. My father helped me when I fell and encouraged me when I wanted to give up.
My father and I played hockey together until 2012 when he tragically passed away in a car accident. I thought that my hockey career ended that day, but I then realized that when I have my skates on and a stick in my hand I feel close to him.
Over the years I have received many awards at my clubs annual honors evening, awards like “best defense, top goal scorer, most valuable player & bash brother (always helps & looks out for team players).” I have played in many different age groups which include U14, U16, U18, U20 and 2nd Division.
I have made the Gauteng provincial team for 7 consecutive years and have participated in tournaments against other provinces. This year at Inter-provincials l was awarded the “Most Valuable Player of the Tournament”.
In 2015 I was invited & sponsored to go to Telford, England, to participate in a training camp with the Telford Tigers ice-hockey team. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity & one that l will never forget.
2 years ago I was chosen for the South African U18 squad. I also was the youngest player to make the U18 national team as I was only 14 years old at the time. My shirt number is 21 which was also my father’s jersey number. We played the tournament in Cape Town and we won a silver medal. I made the U18 national team once again this year and the tournament was held in Mexico City and we won a bronze medal.
I am a very dedicated player as I rarely miss a practice. I have a goal to become a professional ice-hockey player and I am trying my hardest to fulfill & reach that goa l
My mom is a single parent and is very proud of me and works very hard but cannot afford my ice hockey fees as it is a relatively expensive sport. Last year my coach generously sponsored me for the U18 league.
I would really appreciate it if you would please consider sponsoring me.
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
I am "Uncle Tony", my brother passed on in a tragic car accident 5 years ago. His son Brandon, who is a wonderful boy, in and out needs our help, needs your help. If we could do this on our own, well we would, simply because he deserves it. Brandon this is for you boitjie.