Grassroots Football Development Programme Underway in KZN

by | Mar 7, 2021

MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Hlengiwe Mavimbela, has assisted 16 KZN women’s football teams after handing over necessary equipment as part of the province’s War-Based Intervention Programme to develop the sport.

The equipment, which was handed over at Chatsworth Stadium includes footballs, mesh fabric football bibs, cones markers, speed and agility training sets, hurdles, coaches’ tactical boards and whistles.

“Women’s football will be central to our plans to assist in the establishment and development of strong sports clubs in different wards in the Province as part of the Ward-Based Intervention Programme,” revealed the MEC via the KZN Sport Confederation Instagram page.

“We are currently finalizing our plans with SAFA to ensure that football development programmes are supported and coordinated at grassroots level, including school sport.

“The programmes will include the involvement of sports legends who will assist with coaching, talent identification and development and mentoring our youngsters by sharing their experiences.” – MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Hlengiwe Mavimbela

“The programmes will include the involvement of sports legends who will assist with coaching, talent identification and development and mentoring our youngsters by sharing their experiences. We will announce our programmes and plans in more detail during the Department’s budget speech later this month.”

With the assistance, the MEC is hoping it provide opportunities for female athletes in the rural and disadvantaged areas.

“I hope that this assistance will be able to make a difference to our teams and give them determination to continue flying the KZN flag high when they compete among themselves and other Provinces.

“We will continue to support the development of female sports, especially to avail opportunities for our athletes in rural and disadvantaged areas,” she concluded.

SAFA KZN Chairperson Kwenza Ngwenya announced that KZN will host the National Playoffs for the SASOL Women’s League in December this year.

 

Photo 1 Caption: MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Hlengiwe Mavimbela, has assisted 16 KZN women’s football teams after handing over necessary equipment as part of the province’s War-Based Intervention Programme to develop the sport. Photo: KZN Sport Confederation (Instagram)

 

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