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The North West Education and Sport Development MEC, Sello Lehari will be launching the Wednesday School Sport League in football for the under 17 years’ boys and girls learners at Batlhaping Secondary School, Taung on Wednesday, 07 March 2018.

The primary objective of the Wednesday School Sport League is to revive school sport as it happened in the past when talent was identified at school. It intends to expose talent from the youth and keep them active.It is aimed at reducing obesity amongst the young people who do not participate in sports.

The department believes that sport to young people has an educational value as it imparts informal education to them. Sports impart the important lesson of team – spirit and give them the experience of working with different kinds of people in different situations.

Last month in February the department launched the Villages, Township and Small Dorpies Games which aimed at exposing the raw talent from the broader community. Now the department has prioritized learners who are still at school. The launch will be scheduled as follows:

Time: 13:00

Date: 07 March 2018

Venue: Batlhaping Secondary School, Taung

The North West Education and Sport Development MEC, Sello Lehari highlighted that if sport is infused at an early age to children it will help in character building.

“It infuses a sporting spirit within children and takes the monotony out of their daily life. Sport is played according to the rules per sporting code, and by obeying the rules children will automatically develop a sense of discipline”, said Lehari.

In the Wednesday School Sport League, schools will compete from their respective classes per school, amongst different schools, ward, villages, municipalities, District and one team will emerge for the province in both boys and girls. The provincial teams of boys and girls will play against the Professional Soccer League Reserve Side during the Maize Cup Tournament.