Thursday, December 14, 2006

A child in sports is a child out of court - MEC

By Tarryn Le Chat
14 December 2006

Whitey Jacobs, MEC for sports and culture honoured legendary sporting heroes of all races and religions at the legendary sports award. The ceremony took place at the Cathkin Caterers Hall in Rylands today.

The proceedings started off with the national anthem being sung and festivities of marimba vibrations, Latin dancing and the presentation of these various sporting legends with their awards.

The sports were table tennis, hockey, soccer, rugby and darts.

Jacobs said that, “Sports is what unites people. It brings together all races, religions and sexes. A sport in two forms is non-racialism and non-sexism. A child in sports is a child out of the courts.”

“A march will be taking place this Sunday at 12 noon. It will begin (in Greenpoint) and continue to Sea Point where a peaceful demonstration will take place. The demonstration is against the 19 residents who do not want Green Point Stadium to be built on for the 2010 Soccer World Cup”, said Jacobs.

The likes of Cassiem Jabaar, Lionel Edgar Dietrich and Toby Titus were present for rugby. Iris Bailey, Hasodien Ismail, Petros Meyer and Alfie Herris were present for table tennis.

The event symbolised all sports men and women, who because of their skin colour were not recognised, but through those apartheid years came through on top of their game.

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