YOUNG Stars football team from the Midlands province were the winners of this year’s national Youth Education through Sports (YES) festival held in Masvingo from December 4-8.
They beat Great Zimbabwe volleyball team from Masvingo and Evelyn Wild Cats girls’ volleyball team who came second and third respectively.
For coming first, Young Stars got a trophy and gold medals. First runners-up Great Zimbabwe boys’ volleyball team also received a trophy and silver medals while Evelyn Wild Cats got a trophy and bronze medals.
YES is an Under-15 festival that had three major components sports, community projects and peer education. Overall results were calculated in terms of performances in all the components.
In sports provinces took part in soccer, volleyball for both boys and girls and netball for girls. In community projects clubs planted trees and this year’s tree was the red-leaves rock fig.
In peer education clubs engaged in educative activities about HIV and Aids through Kicking Aids Out movement games that were demonstrated through drama activities and singing.
In netball, Hluvuko Mighty Queens of Masvingo came first, Mgoqo from Bulawayo were second while Simana from the Midlands came third.
Great Zimbabwe boys’ volleyball team of Masvingo came first in the boys’ volleyball games followed by Young Africa of Harare and Simana who came second and third respectively.
In the girls’ volleyball Evelyn Wild Cats were the champions followed by Great Zimbabwe and Young Africa. Magwegwe Stars of Bulawayo were the best girls’ soccer team beating Sodbury of Mashonaland West and Simunye of Matabeleland South who came second and third respectively.
Young Stars came first in the boys’ soccer category. On second position was Mpumelelo from Bulawayo while Catholic Saints of Harare were third.