The Northern Cape Provincial pistol shooting team attended the National practical pistol shooting competition at the Bisho Shooting Range in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape from 14 to 18 October 2019.
The 18 participants achieved the most glorious victory of all time as a female member from their team won seven gold medals. The team also took one silver medal in the women's category and bronze medals in both the men and women's categories for different categories and shooting stages.
The following women won in the marksmanship category:
Lt-Col Ralda Breedt was selected as the only woman on the National Team with gold in category D, silver and bronze medals for different stages.
Sgt Beauwline Cedras, Sgt Delwayne Zeelie and Sgt Kiddo Masilo all received their marksmanship badges.
The men who obtained their marksmanship badges were Lt-Col Juries, Lt-Col Alberts, W/O Johan Etzebeth, Const Vuyo Links, Capt Lieb Pelser and Sgt André Kotze. Adding to this Capt Lieb Pelser was selected for the National Team while Sgt André Kotze also swooped up a gold medal in category C and Lt-Col Juries won a category D bronze medal.
The novice members that were selected for the Presidential Team was Sgt Altus Coetzer, W/O Paul Schoeman, Const Thapelo Makoloi, Const Albie van Wyk and Const Vuyo Links. These members also won the first position in the men's novice team events. Sgt Altus Coetzer also won the overall gold medal in the male novice category.
The team coordinator, W/O Brakkies Breedt, mentioned that they wouldn't have achieved such exceptional results if it hadn't been for the encouragement of their custodian, Brig Jean Westley, through her support, confidence and motivation.
Capt Sergio Kock