Overberg District Thrilled About R430 000 In Sport Funding | Western Cape Government


Overberg District Thrilled About R430 000 In Sport Funding

14 April 2016

The Overberg District received a cheque of R430 000 from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) towards the promotion and development of sport in their communities. The cheque was handed over during a ceremony that took place in Caledon’s Victoria Hall on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

The eight sport federations in the Overberg District receiving financial support, are Overberg Boxing, Overberg Equestrian, Overberg Gymnastics, Overberg Jukskei, Overberg Karate, Overberg Kickboxing, Overberg Netball and Overberg Softball.

Overberg District Municipality’s Executive Mayor, Lincoln de Bruyn, was proud of his district and thanked and congratulated all officials and coaches for the work and effort they put into ensuring the success of the various sporting codes. “Hard work leads to success. The challenges we face should be dealt with in such a way that we rise above ourselves and our limits,” he said. 

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais delivered the keynote address at the event and said: “Sport and recreation has proven on various occasions that it contributes to the social integration of our diverse population. In sport we have those unbelievable moments where the human will and perseverance goes beyond all limits and boundaries. It is in these moments that we stand together as a nation. Sport makes us dream, makes us believe, and through sport we know that we can achieve a unified nation.”   

DCAS supports sporting federations with funding. The funds should be used to develop and grow local sporting talent in our communities. Let us continue to grow our sporting talent BETTER TOGETHER.

Media Enquiries: 

Tania Colyn
Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Tel: 021 483 9877
E-mail: tania.colyn@westerncape.gov.za