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.