Sports Against Crime initiative saves kids from criminal activities

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Young girls from Utlwanang location in Christiana,in North West had a grand time when they took to the sports fields, during the Sports Against Crime netball tournament.

The tournament was organised by different stakeholders led by the North West Department of Community Safety and Transport Management as part of the initiatives to strengthen the fight against crime in the Province.

Director for Crime Prevention and Partnerships Florence Nchoe said the tournament presented an opportunity for young people to show off their skills on the netball pitch.”We are now killing two birds with one stone. Taking our kids out of the streets and investing in the talent that our kids are showcasing currently.”

Nchoe added that the sports against Crime initiatives encourage the youth to move away from wrongdoing and see sport as a way of making their lives better.

Thursday’s activity was arranged as a result of the previous Crime Prevention Through Enviromental Design (Letsema campaign), held in August where a de-bushing programme was carried to clear a number of crime hotspot areas in the township.

The three participating teams from different sections of Utlwanang location were given netball kits and movable netball poles from the Department of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation for them to be able to organise themselves friendly games from time to time.

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