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Lucinda - Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships - New Zealand 2020

Lucinda - Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships - New Zealand 2020

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My name is Lucinda van Niekerk, aged 39, and I am a competitive Fly angler from Dullstroom, South Africa and a proud member of the Mpumalanga Fly Fishing Association. In March 2020 I will be representing the South African Ladies Fly Fishing Team whom will compete at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in New Zealand.

It has been a dream of mine to compete internationally since the first time I participated in a local competition and meeting the SA ladies who has competed internationally.  The first National tournament I competed in was in January 2018 at the Ladies Nationals.  Competitive fly fishing opened up a whole new world to me!  Every spare moment is spent next to a dam or on a river or behind by vice...tying the flies needed to catch that BIG one. I set a goal for myself and 3 years from now was my target to try out for the SA Ladies Team. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine my 3-year goal would turn into a 3-month goal. In October 2019 I got my official invitation to try out for the team to go to Commonwealth! Trials were hard, but on 7 November my dreams became reality when I received my letter to confirm that I have made the team...

Fly Fishing is a self-funded sport, and as such, each team member is responsible for covering the costs of entry fees, travel, equipment, etc. in order to be able to represent South Africa at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships.
The costs per team member are in excess of R65,000.  
By donating to my cause, it will play an enormous part in realizing my dreams of a once in a lifetime opportunity of competing internationally.  

All funds raised will be used to pay the following:
Pre accommodation (R5550)
Car Hire/petrol (R4000)
Food (R3000)
Uniform (R3105)
Fishing Equipment (R5000)
Holiday VIsa (R3010)

Funds raised will be transferred into my bank account.

Donations

  • Jan 22, 2020 - USD $ 55.18
  • "Dont forget to have fun. The fish will come." - Twan

  • Jan 16, 2020 - R 205.64
  • "

    Best of luck and may your dream come true

    " - Anonymous

  • Dec 22, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Well deserved " - Black Marlin

  • Dec 21, 2019 - USD $ 68.98
  • "Go get them!!" - Annie

  • Dec 21, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Put backing on your line; even if you never use it. It helps you dream... sterkte Lucinda!" - Blue Marlin

  • Dec 20, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "

    Good luck! Will try to donate more later.

    " - RJ and C

  • Dec 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck xx " - M&S

  • Dec 18, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 3 880.52

Fundraising target

R 23 665.00
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Lucinda van Niekerk Fly Fishing Cause

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My name is Lucinda van Niekerk, aged 39, and I am a competitive Fly angler from Dullstroom, South Africa and a proud member of the Mpumalanga Fly Fishing Association. In March 2020 I will be representing the South African Ladies Fly Fishing Team whom will compete at the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships in New Zealand.