Mine donates sporting kits

2017-08-30 06:00
Victor Vorster, a community sports representative, collected the kits on behalf of the two rugby clubs. With him is Martha Koloi, the Kolomela Mine’s public affairs practitioner. Photo: Supplied

Victor Vorster, a community sports representative, collected the kits on behalf of the two rugby clubs. With him is Martha Koloi, the Kolomela Mine’s public affairs practitioner. Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American, aims at developing the youth of the community through sports and recreation and supports sports facilities that drive this initiative.

The Kolomela Mine further prides itself on continuously encouraging sport – not only in the interest of the well-being of the employees, but also because it unifies communities and people.

The importance of sport as recreation for the youth in the community was lauded by the mine through a press statement.

Sport was also praised for nurturing healthy community members.

Yvonne Mfolo, the media relations officer of Anglo American, also highlighted that sport prevents members of the community from becoming victims of social ills such as drug and alcohol abuse.

The mining company donated sporting kits to two rugby clubs in the community, the Young Stars Club and the Steinkopf United Rugby Club.

Young Stars are currently ranked as the leaders in the Namaqualand Rugby Union League and have delivered champions such as Junior Springbok Juarno Augustus, who was named the World Rugby u.20 Championship player of the tournament.

The Steinkopf United Rugby Club is ranked fourth in the Namaqualand Rugby Union League and is making headlines in women’s rugby.

Maxine Engelbrecht, who matriculated from the Steinkopf High School, was part of the South African u.19 team that toured England in August.

The clubs received tackle bags, rugby balls, agility hurdles, speed ladders and cones from the mine.

Kolomela also donated T-shirts, backpacks, water bottles and water bottle carriers.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.