Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts and Recreation held the Gauteng Rural Sport Development Programme games with participation from rural Schools within Gauteng three traditional councils; Tshwane, West Rand and Sedibeng district. The districts competed for Championship Medals and Trophy in the athletics events of Track and Field that took place for over two days on Monday and Tuesday, 17 – 18 June 2019 at UJ Athletics Stadium in Johannesburg.
Central Gauteng Athletics Development Department supported the Rural Sports Games because of its primary objective of promoting athletics in every corner of the Province and to uncover the talent in the most rural areas which might be overlooked or ignored.
The Director of Sport Development at Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Mrs Marrissa Rose was amongst the officials on hand to witness the thrills and spills of the games and award medals and trophies to the participants.
During the interview with Mrs Marrissa Rose said: “The programme aims to revive the interest of sport within communities, increase participation and identify talented athletes, and also enhance the level of performance of talented athletes and coaches as well as to increase the rate of sports development within the province.”
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