League brings hope

2015-06-17 06:00
THE Bontleng Primary football team members are: 
Tshediso Moshoeshoe

THE Bontleng Primary football team members are: Photos: Tshediso Moshoeshoe

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AFTER a dry season without any active participation in sport, six local primary schools were given an opportunity that will see them partaking in two sporting codes over weekends and throughout the school holidays in June.

This comes after the launch of the Kazz League over the weekend.

This six-month league will see schools like the Pabalelo, Simon, Kgono, Bontleng, Mooki and Gaoshupi Makodi Primary Schools battling each other for the big prize to be announced in November, which will mark the end of the league.

The league was launched under the auspices of the Kitso Social Co-operative and founded by six young people after they identified social illnesses within their community at Pampierstad.

The community’s concern is that there is no sporting infrastructure that can enable kids to display their abilities while avoiding the streets and going to undesirable places.

They realised, however, that there is no point in playing the finger-pointing game.

They have also come to realise that everyone is entitled to take care of his or her community and should try to come up with possible initiatives that would develop the community at large and not only in sport.

Speaking to Express Northern Cape, the Kazz League co-ordinator, Tlotlo Sebogodi, said: “We came up with this league after establishing that there was a huge void, especially in sport. It can’t be that we can live in a community that has no sport at all. What do we say to our children?

“Despite the challenges we are facing as a community because of our lack of resources, we cannot just sit back and watch our children destroy themselves by doing things that are not appropriate for their age.”

He explained that this tournament was still in an early stage and was taking its baby steps for now.

“But we do believe that, as time goes on, it will gain popularity within the community.”

) The Gaoshupi Makodi Primary soccer team battled their toughest opponents, the Kgono Primary School and took all three points home.

They won by three goals to one, thereby topping the table.

In another game, Bontleng Primary played to a one-all draw with Simon Medupi.

In another event, the girls netball teams gave their all on the courts.

The Kgono netball team played to a three-all draw with the Gaoshupi netball team after full time.

In a second match, Pabalelo rattled a weak Mooki Lobelo team by 11 goals to none.

The netball gods favoured the Simon Medupi netball team after the Bontleng team had failed to show up.

As it now stands, Pabalelo are topping the charts in the netball competition.

Says Sebogodi.” As the saying goes, a child in sport is a child out of court.

“It is with these small community initiatives that a difference is being made. Rome on its own was not built in a day. All children participating in this league will get a chance to be exposed to different levels in their sporting codes.

“We would like to thank all the sponsors who came on board and made this day possible.

“Today marked a new era within our community.

“We believe that we cannot do this alone as it takes the whole village to raise a child,” added Sebogodi.

“We urge our people to work hand in hand with us to raise future sports men and women with good morals and values.”

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