Kicking to Victory: Teneo Student Makes SA National Kickboxing Team

We are very excited to report that our Grade 8 Teneo student Diphale Kgosietsile Phillips has successfully represented the North West province for Kick Boxing over the last few months culminating in his attendance at Nationals in late April.


Diphale participated in the Kickboxing North West Trials earlier this year in January and won first place for the kick light category, and second place for light contact category. He then qualified for semi finals and went to the North Gauteng trials where 7 provinces participated and achieved a gold medal for kick light and bronze for light contact. Then, he was selected to represent the North West province by participating in the National trials which took place on 25th-28th of April in Potchefstroom. At Nationals he competed in the semi and kick light categories, overall placing 4th with the judges recommending him for the South Africa Kick Boxing National Team. While this is an already phenomenal achievement, it is even more outstanding considering he only started in the sport less than six months ago.


His parents Kgomotso and Michael Phillips had this to say: “We as parents and his coaches at Red Dragon together with all North West Kick Boxing teams are very proud of his success considering that he has less than six months in the sport. We also thank his Red Dragon team mates for sharing their skills and experience during practice and Xavier for endless weekend practices and coaches for their endless support and guidance. We also thank Teneo for giving us the platform to share our experiences with our online parents and for allowing us time off for the competition.”


We’re so proud of you Diphale and we can’t wait to see you left-right-hook and roundhouse kick your way to victory again!


We’re always delighted to see our students take advantage of the extra time and flexibility they get with Teneo online school to really push themselves and excel at their hobbies and passions.