The ever-increasing popularity of gsport … for Girls! during December exceeded our wildest dreams, with the most individual people visiting the gsport … for Girls! website in our short but eventful history.

During the December issue of gsport, we chose CELEBRATION as our theme of the month, and featured Water Sports in a variety of fun and exciting formats.

We hope that you enjoyed reading about four women doing it for themselves, in typical South African summer-loving fashion.

These stories are what you came to gsport to read during the final month of 2006, the month we themed ‘Celebration', and focused on water-sports:

Feature Articles:

In gsport's first December feature, 14-year-old surfer Tanika Hoffman wasn’t taking surfing lying down, as she faced up to some of the country's hottest female action in surf competition throughout the summer's surfing season all over SA's coastlines.

Next up Neerasha Kalicharan told us what it's like to be a lifeguard in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal, while juggling her Industrial Psychology studies at the same time.

Internationally-acclaimed canoeist Abbey Miedema talked through the matters on her mind, while preparing for yet another Dusi Canoe Marathon in the New Year, talking about life, love, and everything that keeps her heading for the white water. editor and kiteboarding enthusiast Janet Lightbody got 'amped' as she describes her love for the wind in the waves, as she prepared to lift off, in the water, and in her business.

And finally, gsport's regular motivational writer Michele Wolhuter was back on duty after a month’s break, and we were delighted with her article discussing the December theme, Celebration, as she brought the heart of the matter into clear consideration.

Leading Ladies:


Go to the December gSTAR –  Natalie du Toit
Go to the December Woman in Media  – Cindy Grota
Go to the December Style Star – Margaret van der Westhuizen
Go to the December Woman of the Month – Lebo Mashile

The gsport Newsroom!

Below are the sports news articles published on gsport during December, a special thanks to all our contacts and contributors, please keep your news coming to gsport … for Girls! at


  Environment   Yebo Feva Cleans Beaches   Fri 29 Dec
  Tennis   Natalie Aims to Ace 2007   Tue 26 Dec
  Squash   Tenille is Young Player 2006   Sat 23 Dec
  Netball   NZ to Host Netball World Champs   Sat 23 Dec
  Hockey   Top Teams Choose Stellenbosch   Sat 23 Dec
  Swimming   Swim SA Name Melbourne Team   Thu 21 Dec
  Cricket   Freak Accident Denies Shandre   Thu 21 Dec
  Women in Sport   Kadambari on Assignment   Wed 20 Dec
  Hockey   Ireland Team for SA Hockey Tour   Wed 20 Dec
  Women in Sport   Natalie at the Cricket   Mon 18 Dec
  Badminton   Badminton Success in Morocco   Sun 17 Dec
  Swimming   FINA Trials Day 3   Sat 16 Dec
  Swimming   Suzaan's African Swimmer 2006   Sat 16 Dec
  Environment   Yebo Clean Beaches   Fri 15 Dec
  Surfing   Junior World Surf Team Announced   Thu 14 Dec
  Netball   Phiri Accident Robs SA- SASCOC   Wed 13 Dec
  Surfing   J-Bay to host Billabong Surf Festival   Wed 13 Dec
  Squash   Tenille up for World Squash Award   Tue 12 Dec
  Surfing   Rosy Qualifies for ASP World Tour   Tue 12 Dec
  Surfing   Kirsten Clinches Kahuna Title   Mon 11 Dec
  Netball   Rest in Peace Yvonne   Mon 11 Dec
  Swimming   Natalie Takes SA to 13th Place   Sat 09 Dec
  Women in Sport   Ladies in Men's Cricket   Sat 09 Dec
  Surfing   Kahuna comes to Kommetjie   Fri 08 Dec
  Swimming   Natalie's Haul Now 5 Gold   Fri 08 Dec
  Surfing   Tarryn Scoops 3rd Billabong Title   Thu 07 Dec
  Swimming   Natalie's Star Shines Bright   Thu 07 Dec
  Netball   New Captain for SA Netball   Wed 06 Dec
  Surfing   Sarah Carves Up Margate Waves   Wed 06 Dec
  Swimming   Natalie Clocks Up Third Gold   Wed 06 Dec
  Hockey   World Champs for Hockey Festival   Tue 05 Dec
  Surfing   Sarah vs Nikita in Margate Surf   Tue 05 Dec
  Swimming   Natalie Reels in Her 2nd Gold   Tue 05 Dec
  Swimming   Gold-Struck Natalie Aims for More   Mon 04 Dec
  Squash   Tenille Rocks up the Rankings   Mon 04 Dec
  Road Running   Riana 5th in Singapore   Mon 04 Dec
  Surfing   Nikita Roxy's U18 and Open Champ   Mon 04 Dec
  Tennis   Lizaan Claims SAA Tennis Title   Sun 03 Dec
  Human Rights   Kass Signs Childrens Charter   Sun 03 Dec
  Tennis   Davidson and Du Plessis in Final   Sat 02 Dec
  Swimming   Natalie Leads SA in Champs   Sat 02 Dec
  Surfing   Record Entry for Roxy Wahine   Fri 01 Dec
  Tennis   Seeds Thru to SAA Semis   Fri 01 Dec