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Eastern Cape launches winter league programme for disadvantaged schools

Nyakallo Tefu 

In efforts to promote talent not only in the classroom but on the sporting field, learners from Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, Komga and surrounding areas of the Eastern Cape will from April 2020 be part of a winter league programme.

The winter league programme is all about bridging the sports development gap that exists and nurturing the talent and skills in previously disadvantaged areas, which will be hosted by Khulasande Sports Development.

Founder and Managing Director Thobela Thoba says learners at schools will be competing against each other, as there are no competitive leagues available in remote areas of the Eastern Cape.

The programme organizers have announced one of its sponsors as African Bank. 

African Bank National Corporate Social Investment Manager Kennedy Dembetembe says the bank is proud to have this opportunity to collaborate with an inspirational NPO, which is providing them with a platform to remind the youth to believe in themselves.

African Bank says it will sponsor sports kits for three of the beneficiary schools that will participate in the Grassroots Youth Development Winter Sports League.

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