Western Province Sport Federations Receive Financial Support | Western Cape Government


Western Province Sport Federations Receive Financial Support

22 April 2012

Western Province sports federations which work together and engage in meaningful partnerships with communities and other role players deserve government support. Speaking at Newlands Rugby Stadium on 23 April 2012, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, paid tribute to federations from across the Cape Metropolitan region.

This event marked the announcement of R1.5 million of Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) funding to 43 sporting federations in various codes for their development and administration. A further R554 260 was earmarked for major sporting events organised by 17 federations. There has been a rapid growth in sporting activity in the region, which has always been a key platform for developing sport talent in the province.

Dr Meyer described the work of the federations as inspirational, saying that communities need good role models who can lead by example, on the sports field and in other areas of life. He praised their work in promoting sport as a way of reducing crime and creating jobs, thereby contributing to socio-economic development.

Advocate Lyndon Bouah, Chief Director of Sport and Recreation at DCAS, said that the funding would be made available as soon as possible in order that the various sports programmes can be delivered to communities in the Metropole. After consultations with sports federations across the Western Cape, a total amount of R3.9 million will be made available to sport federations across the province.

Western Province federations that recieved funding:
Blow Darts
WC Blackball
WC Canoe Union
WC Deep Sea Angling
WC Rowing
WP Amateur Judo Assoc
WP Aquatics
WP Athletics
WP Badminton
WP Basketball
WP Bodybuilding
WP Bowls
WP Bridge Union
WP Chess
WP Cricket
WP Cycling Assoc
WP Darts Board
WP Drum Majorettes
WP Fancy Pigeon Club
WP Fedansa
WP Figure Skating
WP Golf Union
WP Gymnastics Assoc
WP Hockey Union
WP Ice-Hockey
WP Karate
WP Klawerjas
WP Lifesaving
WP Modern Pentanthlon
WP Netball Union
WP Physical Disabled
WP Roller Sport
WP Rugby
WP SA Sailing
WP Softball Federation
WP Squash
WP Table Tennis
WP Tennis
WP Tug of War
WP Volleyball Union
WP Weightlifting Assoc
WP Women's Golf
WP Wrestling Assoc
WC Dragon Boat Assoc

Media Enquiries: 

Daniel Johnson
Spokesperson for Minister Meyer
Tel: 021 483 3261
E-mail: daniel.johnson@westerncape.gov.za