The provincial minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais has handed over funding amounting to a total of R4 172 000 to affiliated sporting federations in the Cape Metro district on Thursday 12 May.
The funding will support federations with their administration, development, capacity building support and Adhoc funding as well as major events to enable them to fulfil their significant mandate of developing and promoting their respective codes and clubs in the Western Cape.
Three clubs from the club development programme, Winnies Ladies Women Football Club, Hope 4 Destiny Netball Club and Inkwenkwezi Boxing club received equipment to assist them with their activities.
According to Marais, it is important that the Western Cape government carry on with the work that is done in supporting youth and developing talent at a grassroots level.
“We can keep on making positive interventions in the lives of many young people in our communities. I hope that this funding will enable our sporting federations to continue with the good work they are doing to bring hope to our communities and to establish the Western Cape as a centre of sporting excellence,” Marais said.
Meanwhile, Thursday’s handover ceremony was one of six that will take place in all the districts across the province to ensure that federations in all six districts are supported in their activities.
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