Sport-extravaganza in celebration of Youth Day

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LEE KHOTLELE

Bloemfontein – Mangaung Metro in conjunction with Sports and Recreation Council will stage a one-day sporting extravaganza in different parts of Bloemfontein on Saturday, 14 June 2014, in celebration of the Youth Day.

“The main aim of this event is to celebrate the young month with the youth, especially the born-frees (those born after 1994),” Kamohelo Mokoena, the chairperson of the Bloemfontein Sport and Recreation Council told Courant Sport.

There will be 12 sporting codes partaking in the event, which comprises teams from Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba N’chu. Each town will be represented by one team per sporting code.

Apart from being a celebration, Mokoena highlighted that the event also aims to unleash the talent in children that come from disadvantaged schools and communities.

The codes that will be represented are volleyball, netball, table tennis, basketball, judo, soccer, softball, ring ball, tennis, wrestling, karate and chess.

“Netball, soccer and chess will be played in Heidedal (Clive Solomon), with table tennis, basketball, judo, volleyball, ring ball and karate at the Caleb Motshabi Centre (BSI), in Batho Location.” Mokoena said.

“Soft ball will be played at Mangaung Outdoor Sport Centre while Batho Hall will accommodate about 200 wrestlers” he added.

Mokoena urged parents and the residents to come and support the children, as well as enjoy and celebrate youth month with them in the form of sport.

The games begin at 9am and the medal ceremony is expected at 15:00.