The department of sport, recreation, arts and culture held a kit and sport equipment hand-over to sports clubs around the district at the department’s boardroom last week.
Sport and recreation acting manager Mxolisi Vanda said this was a continuous program which focused on club development in the district. “This is all about the development of the Chris Hani district by handing over to clubs playing in leagues.”
Vanda said there was huge progress, particularly in netball. “Our main focus is the U19 team as they are the ones representing the district at the Steve Tshwete Games in November. We are giving full support to the U17s to ensure that they also participate in the mainstream.”
Leagues that had benefited were the Emalahleni Qoqodala netball and football league, Enoch Mgijima cricket and the Chris Hani table tennis leagues.
Enoch Mgijima Cricket Association chair Siviwe Ngoqo said they were grateful for the support. “Ever since we started interacting with the department, they have been helpful and cooperative in terms of meeting our needs. We have new and old teams in the league and a group of foreign nationals will join the association soon. The department has played a huge role by assisting us with equipment, especially cricket bats, because we had a limited number,” said Ngoqo.