Minister Marais Invests R1.7m In Talent Identification And Sport Development
On Thursday, 20 April 2017, Minister Anroux Marais handed over R1 760 000 in funding to 40 sport federations in the Metropole District. This ceremonial cheque handover was hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) and took place at the Rylands Civic Hall.
Deputy Director of Sport Promotion, Bennett Bailey, explained the annual sport funding cycle, as well as the valued partnership between DCAS and the sport federations, to regional representatives.
Minister Marais highlighted the value of investing in talent identification and sport development and congratulated representatives of each federation in the district who complied with the criteria. Since the start of the 2017/18 financial year she has handed over more than R3 million in ceremonial cheques to the Central Karoo, Eden, Overberg and Cape Winelands.
The Chairperson of the Cape Town District Sport Council, Richard Buckley, concluded the ceremony and thanked Minister Marais and DCAS for making it possible for federations to assist and grow local sport.
The next cheque handover to sport federations is scheduled for 25 April 2017 in the West Coast.
DCAS supports sporting federations through funding across the province. It is important that communities support their local sports teams and encourage participation and growth. Let us grow our sporting talent - BETTER TOGETHER.