The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Games are upon us once again. Team eThekwini is gearing itself up for yet another exciting tournament where young athletes will get the opportunity to showcase their talent and expose themselves to talent scouts that could help launch their sports careers.
The teams have all started their training sessions and they are scheduled as follows: soccer, Tuesdays and Thursdays; basketball and netball, Sundays at Hoypark Sports Ground. On Fridays the cricket team practices at the Sahara Kingsmead Stadium while swimming is at Kingspark Swimming Pool.

Team eThekwini will leave for camp on 04/12/13. As part of the preparations the team will stay at the Athletes Village which will be set up at King Edward High School in Matatiele. To boost morale and empower them, the athletes will enjoy team building exercises and be taught leadership and life skills; such as professionalism, integrity and discipline of an athlete.
“The preparations for the upcoming tournament are going very well and we are confident that our team will maintain our standards of being the overall winners of the tournament,” said the Acting Head of Sports and Recreation Development, Sandra Khathi. She added that the Department has opted for a camp set-up so that the athletes could get a feel of the outdoors and enjoy other activities that are part of the Department’s Social Cohesion Programme.

The SALGA Games 2013 will be hosted from 06-09 December 2013 by the Sisonke District Municipality. The Municipality will participate in 15 sports codes which include; netball, athletics, basketball, boxing, cricket, indigenous games, golf, karate, rugby, tennis, table tennis, dance, volleyball and soccer.  

For more information contact the Municipal Spokesperson, Mr Thabo Mofokeng, on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or e-mail thabo1.mofokeng@durban.gov.za
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. Contact Vuyo Gwala on 031 311 4838, 073 250 5704, vuyo.gwala@durban.gov.za