Senior Citizens Golden Games

2017-03-22 06:02
Senior citizens relax after playing various sports.

Senior citizens relax after playing various sports.

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IT was rewarding to see how senior citizens over the age of 70 looked like teenagers as they took part in a new sports programme.

Umshwati Municipality has introduced, at ward level, a programme of training senior citizens in sport.

Organisers of the project are Nomusa Chamane, who deals with vulnerable groups, Musa (Kepsta) Ngcobo and Nkosi (Midow) Nene, who both work in the expanded public works programme under the Department of Sports and Recreation.

Umshwati has grouped its wards for competitions and selections. Group 1 played at Ozwathini in Ward 4, Group 2 played in Ward 10 (Mpolweni) and group 3 played at Swayimane in Ward 8.

Ward 10 Councillor, Cebile Zuma Duma encouraged senior citizens of Umshwati to participate in the sports activities.

“It is important for senior citizens to participate in sport. Keep on exercising so that your lifespan will be increased. There is no harm, come and join us, we care for you,” said Cllr. Zuma-Dube. - Sibusiso Mkhithi


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