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2024/02/27      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Kock   |   Province:  Northern Cape

Kimberley: 26 February 2024 - The Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Policing, Major General Luntu Ngubelanga, officially opened the Sport Is Your Future tournament that is taking place at the AR Abass Stadium in Kimberley on 26 and 27 February 2024. All  SAPS Provincial Heads,  Station Commanders, within the greater Kimberley area,  SAPS members, SAPS Division for Visible Policing, Provincial Police Board,  Community Policing Structures,  Heads and representatives  from government departments and entities, sports participants, athletes, youth and the broader community attended the first day of the tournament.

Day one commenced at 06:00 with a 5km run, led by athletes from the Northern Cape SAPS Marathon Club. The opening devotion was delivered  by Chaplain Moseki and the welcoming address  by the Provincial Head for Pro Active Policing, Brigadier Irene Kopeledi. The purpose of the day was outlined by Col Ledwaba from the SAPS Division Visible Policing in Tshwane.

In his address, Major General Luntu Ngubelanga  reiterated that the aim of the tournament is to reach out to substance users, especially youth, who feel rejected by communities and requested  support for the youth and their families and link them  with services available to assist them to abandon the abuse of substances. Major General Ngubelanga  mentioned that this is partnership policing and collective crime fighting at its best and that the initiative will be rolled out to all five districts across the Northern Cape.

The attendees participated in running, a fun walk, soccer, netball and tug of war. Day two will continue on 27 February 2024 at the AR Abass Stadium and will  be attended  by the Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape,  Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola and several other relevant role players who will acknowledge the winners of the different sporting codes.


Sport Is Your Future tournament