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In-school Sports Revitalized in the NW Province

The North West Department of Education and Sport Development in partnership with Countrywide Sport have fulfilled their mandate to facilitate its recently launched Wednesday in-school sporting codes as part of the Villages Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) initiative.

This initiative is centred on developing secondary school girls and boys who are under the age of 17years in the field of sports to unravel raw talent across the North West province for learners who are in disadvantaged areas.

The league which is at sub-district level kicked off at Maquassie Hills on the 05 May 2018. This past weekend, it took place at Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District at Coldridge Stadium on the 19th May 2018 and the fixtures are as follows:-

  • Setswakgosing v/s Ipeleng Secondary School (Boys U/17)       3 - 0       
  • Monchusi v/s Itshupeng Secondary School (Girls U/17)            1 - 0

The district Knockout dates are as follows:-  

  • Ngaka Modiri 23 May 2018 at NWU (8:30 am)  
  • Bojanala 23 May 2018 at Sun Village Complex (8:30 am)
  • Dr Kenneth Kaunda 26 May 2018 ( venue to be announced)

This league is the first of its own in the province. MEC for Education and Sport Development Sello Lehari is please with the full participation of schools in the province.

“As the department we have revitalized the importance of sport in Schools hence on Wednesday it’s a day regarded as Sports day. I urge learners to take part in sporting activities which can open doors for them like it did to Percy Tau.Recently we received Barcelona in our South African shores and got to witness them play with Mamelodi Sundowns; this should serve as a motivation to our young athletes that anything is possible.