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Sepaktakraw taking flight in Belgium

Published on November 14, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

A two-day event held in the beautiful village of De Pinte located in Belgium seems like a perfect setting for sepaktakraw to be played at. This year, Belgium held its fourth annual Belgium Open where 14 European groups competed heads on in a game of Sepaktakraw.

Essentially of the organization crew for this event is Ben Lentacker, Seppe Dejonckheere and Eva Gossye, who obtained much appreciated help from volunteers coming from all walks of living – members of clubs, parents of the members of the club, households and fans of sepaktakraw. Bill and Seppe started off as gym teachers working on a project promoting Sepaktakraw when they were still studying and has never looked back since. Over the years, their 3-man contingent has more than doubled to a 7-man team firm.

This year, all clubs invited sent their strongest groups to compete against one another in the 4 th Belgium Open. The competition saw the participation of a young boys and young girls team, which is heartening to note for a region whose recognition to get sepaktakraw is growing slowly but surely. Lady good fortune was not shining on the young children team who played extremely well, but unfortunately, did not manage to move on to the semi-finals. For a first time participation, the young girls team put up a good showing at the competition. The ladies-team, headed by team captain and event organiser, Eva Gossye, impressed vistors and opponents with their many fabulous moments and skillful execution. While the Belgium men’s team, which usually consisted of two (2) of the main organizers themselves (Ben and Seppe), finished in 3 rd place for the A-division.

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A two-day event held in the beautiful village of De Pinte located in Belgium seems like a perfect establishing for sepaktakraw to be played on. This year, Belgium held its fourth annual Belgium Open where 14 European teams competed heads upon in a game of Sepaktakraw.

At the core of the organization team for this event is Ben Lentacker, Seppe Dejonckheere and Eva Gossye, who received much appreciated assist from volunteers coming from all strolls of life – members of clubs, parents of the members from the club, families and fans of sepaktakraw. Ben and Seppe started out as gym teachers working on a project promoting Sepaktakraw when they were nevertheless studying and has never looked back since. Over the years, their 3-man conditional has more than doubled to a 7-man team organization.

This year, all clubs invited sent their particular strongest teams to compete against one another in the 4 th Belgium Open. Your competitors saw the participation of a younger boys and young girls team, which is heartening to note for a region in whose recognition for sepaktakraw is growing gradually. Lady luck was not shining over the young boys team who played extremely well, but unfortunately, did not have the ability to move on to the semi-finals. For a first time participation, the young girls team set up a good showing at the competition. The particular ladies-team, headed by team captain and event organiser, Eva Gossye, impressed spectators and opponents using their many fantastic moments and skilled execution. Whereas the Belgium men’s team, which consisted of two (2) of the main organizers themselves (Ben and Seppe), finished in a few rd place for the A-division.

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