John Kuhn, ranked the number one under-19 squash player in South Africa, received the Fred S Webber Award for Best Sporting Achievement at Saint Andrew’s Sports Awards Dinner on the weekend.
Kuhn represented South Africa at the World Junior Squash Championships in Poland, where he reached the final of the consolation plate and was unbeaten in the South African Schools Interprovincial Tournament. He helped Saints to once again be crowned Free State champions and represent the province at the Top Schools tournament.
Cricket captain, Dilivio Ridgard, who helped Saint Andrew’s to a top 10 ranking in the country, was named the Len Tuckett Sportsman of the Year after also leading a youthful 1st hockey team with distinction. Together with Gerald Coetzee, Ridgard has been included in the South African under-19 Invitational cricket team. He is also a member of the Knights’ under-19 squad.
The Junior Sportsman of the Year Award was shared by all-round standouts Vicario Crouch and Jayden Davids.
Twelve Saints’ squash players received Free State colours, as did six cricketers and 16 hockey players, while Southern Free State colours were awarded to a further nine squash players, 16 cricketers, and six hockey players.
Michael Davids earned South African colours in karate, Chris Smit represented Free State in fencing, while Joshua Lawrence was crowned karate kumite world champion in the under-14 to under-17 age group on the weekend.
PHOTO: Squash star John Kuhn is congratulated by Kassie van Kasterop, Head of Sport at the Saint Andrew’s Sports Awards Dinner. Guest speaker, Saints’ old boy Jared McIntyre, a wheelchair rugby international, is in the foreground.