Sport to occupy youth

2016-11-29 06:00
A piece of land that the Shareville sports club has identified to have their sports complex.

A piece of land that the Shareville sports club has identified to have their sports complex.

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Sharedon Park residents and those in the surrounding area strongly believe that “a child in sport is a child out of court”.

To make sure that their children stay out of court they have started a club that will draw all the children together and give them something to do.

A sporting club called Shareville Sport club has been formed to keep children off the streets. The club is for everyone – even those who don’t live in the area.

The club ironing out details on its day-to-day running, as it will have nine sporting codes and they are also planning to introduce “indigenous” games such as dominos, darts and chess, says Sedwick Abrahams, spokesperson of the club.

The main aim is to take children off the streets, Abrahams explains.

“Our children are wasting their lives with drugs, alcohol and gangsterism. This is the order of the day and we are putting an end to it. No one is there to help them and it’s on us as parents to do something for them. We will have all the sporting codes from soccer, tennis, netball, rugby and many more. So children will have to choose what they want. We have something for everyone,” he says.

To join the club, children should be aged six years and older.

“We want to promote sport and we are certain that by so doing we will keep the children occupied and their minds will be glued to doing sport, which will reduce crime and gang violence,” says Abrahams.

Apart from keeping children off the streets, Abrahams believes sport will make – and keep – the children healthy.

“Playing sport will keep their minds active which will greatly improve their concentration in class. We are still putting everything together but our call is to all the children and the community to come work with us for free. The club will have so many benefits and it will also get the adults in the community to meet and greet, so we are asking for sport,” says Abrahams.

Due to the different sporting codes and different coaches days of practise will be announced at a later stage when everything has been put together.

V For more information call Sedwick Abrahams on 082 741 0750 or Eric Bailey on 079 551 5622.

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