HANDING OVER OF SPORT EQUIPMENT TO COMMUNITY CLUBS IN DOUGLAS AND PAMPIERSTAD


9 January 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT
08 January 2020

The Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation MS Nocawe Mafu and the Northern Cape MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Ms Bernice Sinxeve will be handing over sporting equipment to 30 Community Clubs at both Douglas and Pampierstad.


This forms part of a Ministerial Outreach Programme in various municipalities throughout the country to enhance the capacity of sport and clubs by providing sport equipment and attire to community clubs. 
“Community sport is an integral part of sport development and personal growth as It provides young people with different pathways for personal growth during and after school-going period. This can only be achieved by reviving and bringing back life into community clubs. The programme is also part of our drive to ensure that community clubs have the necessary equipment and resources in order to grant equal opportunities to our communities. As a department, it remains our objective to unlock all the barriers that are affecting our community clubs” – Stated MEC Bernice Sinxeve. 


“The government mandate is very clear as we need to ensure that by 2030 majority of South Africans are physically active. We further need to ensure that we minimize the current stigma of non-communicable diseases and there is no better place to start than the youth. Our #Ichoose2BActive campaign is that instrument that we use to ensure that all South Africans get physically active. We also need to encourage outdoor play on our youth so that we are able to rid our youth off obesity. Lastly, we need to ensure that we also produce athletes that will play a role in ensuring that there is transformation in sport and the best way to do that is to encourage and nature talent and further support our youth who are currently involved in various sporting codes” Stated Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation SA – Nocawe Mafu.        

  
The sport codes to receive equipment are as follows
•    10 x Football Clubs
•    10 x Netball Clubs
•    10 x Cricket Clubs


The handing over of sport equipment will be preceded by the Ichoose2bActive 5-kilometer health walk both in Douglas and Pampierstad as part of promoting a healthy, active and positive lifestyle.


ORDER OF PROCEEDINGS
DOUGLAS – 09 JANUARY 2020
07H00 – Start of 5 Kilometre Health Walk from the Douglas Library
09h00 – Handing over Sport Equipment at the Breipal Community Hall
PAMPIERSTAD – 10 JANUARY 2020
07H00 – Start of 5 Kilometer Walk from the Pampierstad Library
09h00 – Handing over of Sport Equipment at the Pampierstad Library


The department of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the Provincial Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in the NW take this opportunity to invite members of the community and media to both events. 


For media enquiries you can contact the following: 
Mr. Mickey Modisane 082 992 0101 (Chief Director Marketing and Communications)  
Conrad Fortune @ 079873 0679
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