The City of Cape Town’s Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department, in partnership with the Western Province Rugby Union, will host a number of girls’ rugby development programmes across Cape Town, during May.
Approximately 450 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are expected to participate.
“Programmes such as these develop sport at a grass-roots level. This is in line with our commitment as a Caring and Inclusive City, to improve the living conditions of our communities.
“Sport and education are ideal tools for providing young people with the opportunity to achieve their potential and has proven to be extremely effective in their development. These programmes not only improve community participation in sport, but continue to uplift the community and promote social cohesion,” says the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker.
The rugby development programmes will take place in Langa, Kraaifontein and Khayelitsha.
The City and the Western Province Rugby Union are committed to promoting rugby among young women in Cape Town. They are dedicated to empowering young women by giving them an opportunity to participate in the sport and will continue to give them support to improve female participation in the game.
The Western Province Rugby Union will run various coaching clinics, capacity building workshops and development tournaments throughout the year, to further develop women’s rugby in the city. The programmes aim to ensure the establishment of sustainable schools, clubs and community training programmes in order to develop the skills of coaches, referees, players and administrators.
Below is the schedule for the girls’ rugby development programmes:
Date: Wednesday 15 May 2013
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: Langa Stadium, Bitter Hout Street, Langa
Date: Friday 17 May 2013
Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Venue: Scottsdene Sports Complex, Ultra Road, Scottsdene, Kraaifontein
Date: Friday 31 May 2013
Time: 13:30 – 17:00
Venue: Khayelitsha Stadium, Pama Road, Khayelitsha