Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

 






RURAL SPORT DEVELOPEMENT PROGRAMME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (9 – 14 JULY) 2017

UPDATE

 

Media Release

12 July 2017 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

 

Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa, in partnership with National House of Traditional Leaders and  take this opportunity to grant members of the media updates about the Inaugural Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships games currently taking place in Limpopo at Old Peter Mokaba stadium till the 14 July 2017

 At the end of day three with lots of sweat and toil from all participating athletes, netball teams from various provinces look set to commence with their knockout stages on Thursday. Currently leading in the group stages are the following provincial teams with 18 teams from various provinces currently competing. looking set to be part of the knockout stages: in section A leading is Nartosrs Star from NW, Section B leading the pack is Maebana From Limpopo, Section C, Touwsrivier Western Cape, D section is Spartans from Western Cape. Leading teams have currently played an overall Of four games each with those in section B having played 3 games in total. netball quoter  Finals are billed to commence on Thursday at 09H00. 

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa and house of traditional leaders further announces that athletics are scheduled to commence this Thursdayat 09H00 at Old Peter Mokaba stadium. Members of the Media are invited including the general public as the entrance is free. Various sporting codes award ceremonies are scheduled to take place this Friday with rugby commencing at 13H00. 

     
Rural Sport Development Programme continues to address rural community participation in sport and the opportunity for talented athletes to be identified hence, participation in this programme remains of primary importance.The objective is to unearth talent in rural communities and ensure that we widen the poll of sport development. We have to explore all avenues in ensuring that we remain an active and a winning nation. Also this Programme, is going to further ensure that talent identified , is preserved by taking talented identified athletes to various support programmes including our sport focus school, Stated Min TW Nxesi.


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Event details still remains as follows:

 

Event Name: Rural Sport development Programme National Championships

Province   : Limpopo, Peter Mokaba stadium

Dates        : 10 July   - 14 July 2017

 

Sporting Codes   Venues

 

          Football   Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 

       Rugby     Old Peter Mokaba Stadium                             

       Netball.     Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 

       Athletics     Old Peter Mokaba Stadium+

 


The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa remains committed to maximizing access to sport, recreation and physical activity in every community within the Republic of South Africa. Public should note that event entrance is free and and games will commence daily from 10H00 for the duration of games. 

 

This programme is further hosted in close cooperation with Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, National House of Traditional Leaders and Provincial sports, Arts and Recreation Departments. Also involved in the successful implementation of this programme is the Provincial District and Local Municipalities and the Provincial Academies of Sport.

 

For more information Contact:

 Kola Maila 

Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts Culture

         Head of Communications

         Office Tel: 015 284 4026

         Mobile Tel: 072 376 2716

         Email: mailak@sac.limpopo.gov.za
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Mr. Mickey Modisane

Sport and Recreation South Africa

Head of Marketing and Communications

Office Tel: 012 304 5159

Mobile Tel: 082 992 0101

Email: mickey@srsa.gov.za

 

Website: www.srsa.gov.za



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RURAL SPORT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (9 – 14 JULY) 2017

 

Media Narrative Invitation

05 July 2017

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Min TW Nxesi in partnership with National House of Traditional Leaders, take this opportunity to invite members of the media to the upcoming Inaugural Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships games scheduled to take place from the 9 – 14 July 2017.

 

This Department of Sport and Recreation Rural Sport Development programme, will be activated in line with the strategic objectives of reviving sport and unearthing talent in rural area. The Championship focus on the four priority codes which is Football, Netball, Rugby and Athletics with participation of both male and female youth.  

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa has established the Rural Sport Development Programme to address rural community participation and the opportunity for talented athletes to be identified hence, participation in this programme remains of primary importance.  

 

Participants in these Championships culminated from various farming communities’ code specific controlled preliminary games which therefore lead to, National Rural Sport Development Programme Championships.   

 

 

Event details are as follows:

 

Event Name: Rural Sport development Programme National Championships

Province   : Limpopo, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium

Dates        : 10 July   - 14 July 2017 (10 July - Opening ceremony)

                    14 July – (Closing Ceremony)

 

Sporting Codes                                     Venues

  Football          (Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Noordeland)     

 Rugby             (Old Peter Mokaba Rugby Fields/ Football Fields)                            

Netball             (Peter Mokaba Precinct) 

Athletics          (Old Peter Mokaba Stadium)

 

The Department of Sport and Recreation SA will highly appreciate if media coverage by various institutions can be rendered during both the opening and closing ceremonies. Members of the media will be afforded an opportunity to also engage with the Minister of Sport (TW Nxesi) and other dignitaries about the programme and its objectives.

                       

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa remains committed to maximizing access to sport, recreation and physical activity in every community within the Republic of South Africa.  

 

This programme is further hosted in close cooperation with Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, National House of Traditional Leaders and Provincial sports, Arts and Recreation Departments. Also involved in the successful implementation of this programme is the Provincial District and Local Municipalities and the Provincial Academies of Sport.

For more information Contact:

 

Mr Sabelo Mali (Media Liaison Officer - Ministry)

Cell: 082 729 5804

Email: sabelo@srsa.gov.za,

 

Mr. Mickey Modisane

 

Sport and Recreation South Africa

Chief Director Communications

Office Tel: (012) 304 5159

Mobile Tel: 082 992 0101

Email: mickey@srsa.gov.za       Website: www.srsa.gov.za  Twitter: @SPORTandREC_RSA




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