The recently elected executive committee and other members of the Waterberg District’ Sports Confederation aims for development. Photo supplied

Sports confederation aims for development


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A new sports confederation executive committee was recently elected in the Waterberg District, and the committee has already set out their goals for their term of office.

The committee expressed gratitude towards the members at large for affording them as a collective the responsibility of shaping the sports development in the district. This vision statement was rolled out during the confederation’s annual general meeting that was held at the Waterberg District Municipality’s boardroom foyer on Saturday, 27 May.

The gathering consisted of men and women who actively engage in programmes that are aimed at creating platforms for athletes to perform without any hindrance. It was emphasized during the meeting that sports remain the most influential tool towards building cohesive societies and also remains the superglue that can be used towards the promotion of positive living. 

The committee agreed to collectively strive to identify the character of Waterberg when it comes to sports. This was agreed upon due to the fact that Waterberg remains a hub full of massive capable talented human resource. 

The confederation’s the recently elected president Ally Pole said in his address that having led the sporting fraternity of the district for the period under review, it is significant that they use the opportunity of the meeting towards the acceleration of sporting excellence in the district. He added that the Waterberg has rich raw talent that needs to be uncompromisingly nurtured to reach its full potential. Pole further indicated that for the period he had to represent the sports fraternity in the AIDS Council, and his involvement in such structures exposes him to challenges that athletes continue to face.

It has been noted that Bela-Bela is doing well in terms of prevention of mother to child transmission because of the awareness programmes that the government is initiating. By far, Modimolle and Bela-Bela appear to have strong AIDS Councils which require athletes’ active participation at grassroot level.

The recently elected committee consists of President Pole from the handball code, First Deputy President Refiloe Mojela from recreation, Second Deputy President Phuti Kgomo from softball, Secretary Mike Makhubela from Volleyball, Deputy Secretary Freddy Chisi from Rugby, and Treasurer John Mnthunzini from soccer. 

12 months ago       08 June 2017