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Big Plans to Revive School Sport to be Unveiled

22 January 2006

MEC Jacobs will on Wednesday, January 25, announce comprehensive plans to resuscitate ailing sport at schools across the province.

The new sport programme aimed at reviving Wednesday Leagues at schools as a strategy to encourage competitive sport, reduce social ills and increase mass participation is set to cost the Department several million rands per annum to ensure sustainable development of sport and building communities.

The launch of this long awaited sport programme will coincide with the hand-over of a multi-purpose court affording the school and the community an opportunity to sharpen their talents in basketball, volleyball, tennis and netball. Sinethemba Secondary is one six schools earmarked for facilities provisioning before the end of this financial year as part of the overall strategy to address the critical shortage of standard facilities at schools.

In addition to formal speeches, there will be a variety of sport and recreation activities planned for the day to give school clusters a taste of the envisaged league programme for clusters.

All news media are invited to attend as follows:

Date: 25 January 2006
Venue: Sinethemba Secondary, Philippi
Time: 13h30

Please direct all media enquiries to Mandla Yeki at (021) 483 9804 or 082 553 3477.

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