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Tuesday, 25 June 2013 09:00

sportfestival2013OUDTSHOORN – The fourth Oudtshoorn Sport Festival took-off as hundreds of sports men and women converge in the heart of the little Karoo to partake in the 8-day action-packed sport festival consisting of 14 sport codes.

“The Oudtshoorn Sport Festival which forms an integral part of the Councils objective of making Oudtshoorn the sport Mecca of the Southern Cape and Little Karoo region, is also aligned to the town’s Vision 2030: ‘A TOWN TO WORK, LEARN PLAY AND PROSPER IN’”, said the Executive Mayor Aldm Gordon April.

The Sport Festival which this year consist of 2500 participants, kicked-off on Friday, 21 June 2013 with Inter-Provincial Action Netball Tournament and Single Chess Championship between Eastern Cape and Western Cape. The sporting activities will continue till 29 June 2013. The youth - including school children whom the Sport Festival is also targeted at are and are urged to attend the variety of the games that the Sport Festival offers.

The new sporting codes are; dominoes which being played by locals (Oudtshoorn) darts, chess and action netball. Other sport codes comprise cycling, action cricket, golf, soccer, gymnastics, Bowls, Boxing, Table Tennis, Kick Boxing and Ballroom.

“We would like to extend our hearty gratitude to our co-sponsors that have been with us since the inception of the Sport Festival, Standard Bank and the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport for their unrelenting support,” Aldm April added.

April concluded: “The Sport Festival focuses on youth, tourism, social development and transformation in line with the aim of the Oudtshoorn Municipality to position Oudtshoorn as the sport mecca of the Southern Cape is underway. It also continues to offer concrete marketing and revenue generation opportunities for local retail, hospitality and financial businesses.”