Ilembe District Hosts Salga Games – December 2015

Endumeni Local Municipality went all out and participated in the annual sporting remarkable South African Local Government Association (SALGA) KwaZulu Natal games themed “Years of Excellence” that were hosted by iLembe District Municipality.

With the presence of Endumeni Local Municipality Mayor Mr T.M Mahaye, Speaker Mr S.B Mdluli, Endumeni councillors (Cllr Mbatha, Cllr Mbatha and Cllr Makaba) and a number of municipal officials came all out in support of Endumeni players that were selected to represent UMzinyathi District in their selected sport codes. The games officially took off on the 10th till 13th of December where 51 Municipalities competed in 16 different sports codes.

According to SALGA provincial office, SALGA games were established with an aim to promote social cohesion through sport and improve the lives of the youth in the communities.

The Games started over 14 years ago with 2 codes of sport, and have grown unbelievably over the years.  With that said, the SALGA KZN games have 16 codes in total, with over 4000 participants.

 The sporting codes were as follows;

Sport Code                     Playing Venues                                         Municipality
Athletics                     Stanger High School                                     KwaDukuza LM
Basketball                 Stanger High School                                      KwaDukuza LM
Boxing                                 Tugela Community Hall                       KwaDukuza LM
Cricket                    Umhlali Preparatory School                            KwaDukuza LM
Chess                     North Coast Primary School                            KwaDukuza LM
Dance                   Mount Richmore School Hall                             KwaDukuza LM
Football             Recreational Grounds, Stanger Manor                KwaDukuza LM
Golf                             Umhlali Country Club                                               KwaDukuza LM
Indigenous Games            Stanger High School                             KwaDukuza LM
Karate                       Johnny Makhathini Civil Centre                     KwaDukuza LM
Netball                        Stanger Recreational Grounds                    KwaDukuza LM
Rugby                                     Ashton College                                              KwaDukuza LM
Swimming                        Stanger High School                               KwaDukuza LM
Table Tennis                    Umhlali Country Club                             KwaDukuza LM
Tennis                              Umhlali Country Club                             KwaDukuza LM
Volleyball                 North Coast Primary School                          KwaDukuza LM

Even though EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality won the most gold medals, UMgungundlovu Municipality coming second and ILembe Municipality taking third place. UMzinyathi district municipality ensured that they do not back home empty handed.

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