Schools’ sports day success

2015-04-29 14:12

TWELVE schools took part in the annual Greytown Cluster Sports Day against crime and substance abuse in Greytown on 5 April.

There are six police stations in the Greytown Cluster and each was asked to nominate two schools from the area.

There was festive atmosphere as the teams competed in a series of soccer and netball matches.

Spokesman for Greytown Cluster said that a crime intelligence report had shown that most of crimes committed had been influenced by the prevalence of drugs and substance abuse by the youth.

So, with a number of stakeholders, this annual event was set up last year and has proved very successful.

Schools taking part included Muden SAPS: Ubunguni and Mount Ernestina High, Msinga SAPS Fundokuhle and Dlabesuth High schools, Kranskop SAPS Gcotoi and Makhedama High schools, Matimatolo SACPS: Busani and Umvoti High schools, Greytown SAPS: Greytown Secondary and Buhlebuyeza High schools, Rietvlei SAPS, Senzokuhle and Upper Umvoti High schools.


Soccer: Buhlebuyeza High, the 2014 champions were again the winners and received soccer jerseys, a trophy and gold medals.

Second was Greytown Secondary - trophy and silver medals and third Mount Ernestina - trophy and bronze medals.

Netball: First, Gcotoi High, 2014 champions, and who won again this year. They received netball jerseys, a trophy and gold medals. Second was Makhedama High - trophy and silver medals. Third was Mount Ernestina High - trophy­ and bronze medals.

Thanks go to the Department of Community Safety and Liaison for funding the event, Mr J.H. Makhathini for his dedication in promoting the culture of learning and ensuring that our schools are free from drugs and other social ills and for making sure the event was successful. Thanks also the Greytown Cluster Commander Colonel G.N. Khumalo for the support as the cluster commander.

Thanks also to the department’s Mr Sibiya (Umzinyathi school sport inspector), Umvoti Municipality mayor, Cllr Ngubane for his support and for giving the keynote address as the event was hosted in his municipality.

Thanks also to all station commanders and members from respective police stations­ under the Greytown Cluster­, and Umvoti Protection services for ensuring that security was of a high standard.

Thanks also to the Department of Health, Greytown Hospital, Sister­ Ngubane (PHC), Sister Dike and Sister Ndawonde for providing­ health services on the day, the Umvoti Aids Centre and the Department of Social Development

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