IN an effort to curtail crime, Mdantsane and Bluewater police members partnered with the local community police forum (CPF) and other stakeholders to organise a sports tournament in their policing precincts on Thursday June 21.
Approximately 550 youngsters and community members participated in different sporting codes such as soccer, rugby, netball and boxing at Wongalethu High School in Mdantsane NU2 and Gwaba locality in Bluewater.
Police spokesperson Captain Nkosikho Mzuku said the initiative is aimed at channelling youngsters’ energy into healthy activities to keep them away from crime.
“It is very important to allow children to participate in sporting activities, so as to afford them an opportunity to showcase their skills and talents. Otherwise crime will swallow these future leaders at a very young age,” he said.
“The school holidays have started, the best we can do is to keep these children busy with constructive programmes that will keep them away from crime,” said Mzuku.
Texas males are soccer champions after defeating Cosmos by 3 – 0.
Hurricanes are rugby champions after defeating Springrose by 10 – 0.
Texas females are netball champions after defeating Rising Stars by 29 – 1.
Lastly Asakhe Namba is the boxing champion after defeating Siphelele Khuse in the Best Promising Boxer category.