Girls told to get involved in sport

2017-12-15 06:00
The female Buffalo City baseball team. PHOTO: siphelele nketo

The female Buffalo City baseball team. PHOTO: siphelele nketo

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AT a sports day hosted by the Department of Education (DoE) in Matatiele last Saturday young Eastern Cape girls were told to get involved in sport and become coaches.

The event was part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse campaign.

DoE partnered with municipalities and government departments to host the event where young girls from Alfred Nzo, OR Tambo, Chris Hani, Nelson Mandela Bay, Joe Gqabi, Sarah Baartman, Buffalo City and Amathole municipalities played softball, baseball, volleyball, rugby and chess.

Organiser Daniel Sotyathu said many young girls are not given the opportunity to play sport and government wants them to become sport coaches and managers in all sporting codes.

The OR Tambo District Rugby team beat Nelson Mandela Bay 25-0.

The handball, baseball and volleyball finals were not played due to rain.

The next event will be held in Aliwal North on August 9, 2018.

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