Opening of New Sports Field in Koekenaap
The Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation, Mr Sakkie Jenner, officially opened and handed over the new sports field to the community of Koekenaap, along the West Coast on 5 March 2010. The facility is the result of a partnership between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, the Matzikama Municipality and National Lottery Fund.
According to Minister Jenner the Sports Facility demonstrates in a most tangible way what is possible when the private sector and government form partnerships aimed at improving the lives of people. "What is particularly heartwarming is that this facility was built right next to a rural school. We have no doubt that this facility will have a positive impact on the level of participation in organised sport, especially soccer, at this school and the surrounding community. Future sport stars can potentially be born here," say Jenner.
The new facility will be able to accommodate a wide range of sport codes such as netball, soccer and rugby among others.