Department to host Dlala Mantombazane Girls Sport Tournament

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Dlala Mantombazane Girls Sport Tournament is a multi-coded sport tournament initiated by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.

The aim of this tournament is to develop young girls in sport, lay the foundation for a lifelong interest in sport as well as to celebrate Women’s Month.

The tournament is focused on girl learners in schools under the age of 17 years and is a culmination of the District finals that comprise of all the towns in each district.

It starts at local schools as Intra-Schools competitions which proceed until the district competitions.

The Provincial competitions serve as the selection stage for the National Top Schools Championships held in December.

This year’s edition of the tournament will take place in Thaba Nchu on 9 August 2014, which is Women’s Day.

Athletes will take part in basketball, football and volleyball (u.13 and u.17) as well as chess (u.13, u.15 and u.17)

The winning school will be taken through the Athlete Development Programme Local at the Talent Development Centre to prepare the team for the National Top Schools Championships where they will represent the province.

Athletes will also have an opportunity to be selected for the R 100 000.00 National Minister Bursary for best performance.

“As part of the Departments vision and commitment of empowering women through sport this tournament will ensure that girls are made aware and prepared for greatness in sport from a young age.

The triple oppression of women also meant that women could not take part in certain activities such as sport. Our radical transformation of society means that we should challenge such bondages”, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mrs N.S. Leeto asserted.

The Provincial Tournament will take place in Thaba Nchu as follows:

Date: 09 August 2014
Venues: Moroka High School (Chess and Table Tennis)
Mmabana Stadium (Volleyball, Basketball, Football)
Time: 8:00 – 17:00

Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Free State