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Mpumalanga sport scores big

Written by Eric Mashaba

Sport & recreation

The province's aim of becoming a model of sporting excellence will get a boost after a R1,5 million cheque was handed over to the Mpumalanga Sport Confederation (MSC) recently.

Indaba

Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC Sibongile Manana handed the cheque to MSC chairman Linda Zwane during a recent Mpumalanga Sport and Recreation Indaba at Mbombela stadium. More than 150 delegates attended the indaba. They discussed and made suggestions on how the province could turn into a model of sporting excellence.

Top athletes

The delegates proposed a unified and transformed sporting structure for schools, increased access to sport participation and professional coaching for all sporting codes to help produce top athletes.

The Mpumalanga Sport Confederation supports sport federations and councils at municipal and regional level and monitors and evaluates their work in different communities. The body also aims to bring programmes in line with the National Sport Plan.

National indaba

Manana said the department would work with the Mpumalanga Sport Confederation to finalise the provincial document and submit it to the national department of sport and recreation. A national indaba will be held later this year.

For more information, call the Mpumalanga Department of Sport and Recreation on: 013 766 5242, or send a fax to: 013 766 5591/013 766 8253.