Cheque handover to boost sport

2016-05-19 06:00
From left to right: Thabo Tutu, Director of Sport Promotion; Head of Department, Brent Walters; Minister Anroux Marais; Chief Director of Sport, Dr Lyndon Bouah; Acting President of the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation, JP Naude and Director of Sport Development, Paul Hendricks. PHOTO: zila mkonto

From left to right: Thabo Tutu, Director of Sport Promotion; Head of Department, Brent Walters; Minister Anroux Marais; Chief Director of Sport, Dr Lyndon Bouah; Acting President of the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation, JP Naude and Director of Sport Development, Paul Hendricks. PHOTO: zila mkonto

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The Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially presented the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation with a ceremonial cheque of over R2.6 million.

This funding allocation promotes greater participation in sport, grows the talent pool at grassroots level, and contributes to healthier lifestyles.

Minister Anroux Marais said during the cheque handover ceremony.

“It gives me great pleasure to present R2 648 250 to the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation. As the custodian of sport in the province, the Confederation enables its structures to fulfil their mandate by promoting and developing the various sporting organizations in the Western Cape. This funding allocation promotes greater participation in sport, social inclusion and contributes to a healthier lifestyles,” she said.

She further added that the funding will assist the confederation in its functions that include : advancing the needs of all sports people, both able bodied and the disabled, protecting the integrity of youth and school sport, facilitating effective communication between all stakeholders, empowering and unify members with effective and efficient leadership, embracing accountability, transparency and sound corporate governance.

Marais said participation in sport and recreational activities has a holistic effect in communities.

“Involvement in sport and recreation has a positive impact on social development, health, education, human and social capital. It is for this reason that I thank the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation for the instrumental role they play in increasing wellness and safety and in tackling social ills,” she said.

Marais added that the funds made available to the confederation will continue to nurture and develop athletes from grassroots to elite level which will enable them to participate on national and international stages.

“It will be the very same athletes who will serve as role models and beacons of hope in their communities, which significantly contributes to the overall upliftment of our vulnerable areas,” she said.

Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation acting president JP Naude welcome the contribution and said it would go a long way in developing the sport in the region.

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