Metro Team continued their domination of different sports codes in the Province
after they once again emerged clear overall winners of the 2016 edition of the
SALGA-KZN DSR Games at Margate on the south coast on 08-11 December.
Games attracted hundreds of young people from throughout KwaZulu-Natal who
represented their districts in different codes of sports and indigenous games.
All but one District Municipalities, including eThekwini Metro, participated in
the Games and the different teams showed a lot of enthusiasm, raising the
standard of competition and discipline throughout the three days of
the final tally eThekwini managed to defend their championship title, getting
37 overall points with nine gold medals, four silvers and two bronze. They were
followed by Umgungundlovu District who got 16 points with three golds, two silvers
and three bronze medals. King Cetshwayo were third (13 points), Ilembe fourth
(12 points) and hosts Ugu District took fifth spot (10 points).
for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Bongi Sithole-Moloi applauded
eThekwini for their win and praised players from other districts for their
level of competitiveness, enthusiasm and discipline.
said the Department of Sport and Recreation will continue to work closely with
Municipalities in order to deliver sustainable sports development programmes at
Wards around the Province.
the past five years the Department has invested in excess of R35million to support
these Games because we realised the potential that they have in creating
opportunities for young people from different corners of this Province,
starting from local and district competition up to Provincial level. And it is
our intention to continue investing into this partnership with local government
and sports federations. For it is only through such partnerships that we would
be able to create an enabling environment for an active and winning Province,”
Netball National Team Captain, Bongiwe Msomi, who was at the Games to encourage
young netball players, said she was impressed with the level of competition.
She was accompanied fellow Proteas star Precious Mthembu.
netball's side I see that there's a lot of improvement if I am to compare with
the previous years. I will proudly say that the standard has gone up a bit. And
that shows that players are really giving it their all,” she said.
Gwala District team was crowned netball females champions after beating King
Cetshwayo in the finals. Males netball was won by Umgungundlovu District.
males was won by uThukela with UMkhanyakude being runners up and Harry Gwala
District received champions medals in the females section with uGu emerging
were applauded for the successful defence of the boxing title with uMkhanyakude
taking runners up position.