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2017 Annual Awards Ceremony – Denim & Diamonds

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The 2017 West Coast Athletic Club Annual Awards Evening, themed “Denim & Diamonds”, was held at Cape Town’s famous theme park Ratanga Junction, in the Smugglers function venue, on the 9th March 2018.

It was a well attended, enjoyable and memorable night of glitz and glamour, of laughter, dancing, good food, copious booze and of course the well deserved recognition of the many prize winners of our club. The event was flawlessly organized and the venue beautifully designed and prepared by the club’s events crew; thank you big-time to Heidi-Leigh and her awesome team Evette, Melanie, Terry, Mary & Gill for putting on a fantastic night to remember! Also thanks to our hosts for the evening – Captain Monique and Chairman David for keeping us entertained!

A room full of usually sweaty, smelly and rough looking runners were barely recognizable, attired in classy evening wear; the men smart & dapper, the ladies beautifully presented in stunning outfits, fancy make-up and funky hair do’s. A heartfelt thank-you from the WCAC Committee to all members and friends who attended and made the night awesome! We can all be proud to be part of this fantastic club!

The evening started off with guests arriving across the lake in boats, delivered into the bar area for welcome drinks and more drinks, in true West coast style. Photographs were captured on arrival by the evening’s photographer, David Briers, who took all photo’s displayed on this page. Cell phone selfies were also snapped all over the show in record numbers, flooding Facebook for days!

Guests were then ushered up into the glittering dining hall for the welcome speeches which were surprisingly entertaining, even for David! Followed by a fantastic dinner, and the presentation of the awards as listed below.

Following the dinner and prize-giving the party hats came out, the bartenders were challenged and the dancing & partying kicked off all the way to midnight, which is way past most runners bed times!

Additional thanks needs to be mentioned to the following, without whom this event would not have been the success it was:

  • Bill Taylor & Ratanga Junction, for the use of the venue.
  • Kobus Nieuwoudt (DJ) for providing some epic dance tunes!
  • Tilda for sponsoring/donating all the wine at the tables.
  • Diva Cuisine (Chanti) for the beautiful decor.
  • All club members who donated their much loved jeans for the decor.

Feel free to post comments and photo’s at the bottom of this page.

Individual Awards

Joy Sutherland

Paul Corbett Award

Walker Award

Alfred de Bruyn

Klein Baai Award

Best junior boy of the year

Mia Zgerski

Klein Baai Award

Best junior girl of the year

Bart Jonck

Cross Country Runner of the year


Justin de Klerk

Malcolm Marks Trophy

Most Race Distance Covered for the year

David Yuill

Corfray Award

Most Improved Runner

Mary Langebrink

Big Bay Trophy

Dedicated service to the club

Willie Coetzee

Pegasus Shield

Outstanding Achievement

Willie Coetzee

Achilles Trophy

Outstanding Performance

Elijah Racoco

Zenith Trophy

Most Outstanding Vet / Master

Gail Moriarty

Chairmans Award

Chairmans Choice

Colin Sewell

True Spirit Award

Always willing to assist with all aspects of the club

Teretha Lourens

Female Athlete of the Year


Willie Coetzee

Male Athlete of the Year


Naz Parker

Kyocera Cup

Most Outstanding New Member

Alan Green

Jan La Cock Memorial Cup

Best All Round West Coaster

Carl Pohl

Mountain Goat Trophy

Male Trail Runner of the year

Tara Pohl / Jenny Janisch

Gail McDonald Trophy

Female Trail Runner of the year

Lynn & Shelley Thomas

Don Mackenzie Trophy

Most Valued Club Member



Club Standards Awards

For an understanding of how West Coast AC Club Standards are achieved, look at our Club Standards page.


2017 Club Standards - Female



2017 Club Standards - Male


Photo Gallery

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