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Women's sports festival

By unknown | Aug 15, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Khotha

The Ekurhuleni Municipality will host the women's sports festival at KwaThema Sports Complex near Springs tomorrow.

Nine towns from the municipality will take part in the tournament: Boksburg, Benoni, Springs, Nigel, Brakpan, Alberton, Germiston, Kempton Park and Edenvale.

The initiative is the first of its kind to be organised by Ekurhuleni to afford women an opportunity to celebrate Women's Month in sporting style.

Zweli Dlamini, the municipality's spokesman, said the women will battle it out in volleyball, netball, basketball, rugby and soccer.

"It is only appropriate that we recognise women's contribution in advancing the various sporting codes in our area and celebrate their talents," said Dlamini.

He added that female referees, umpires, coaches and managers have also been invited to make the day a women's affair.

The municipality has partnered with Afrisun East Rand Community Trust and Adidas in the initiative to encourage women's participation in sport.


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