Itireleng informal settlement to get active

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Itireleng informal settlement community, just outside Laudium in Tshwane, is about to get healthier and live active lifestyles.

This will be made possible by the opening of the new state-of-the-art multipurpose sporting and recreation facility this morning by Premier David Makhura.

Also known as combi courts, the facilities boast soccer fields, netball, basketball and tennis courts, among others.

Aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles and to get the youth involved in the sport, the facility is the fourth of its kind in Gauteng with three others in the West Rand. 

The initiative is made possible by the partnership between the Gauteng City Region and the Sports Trust.

Through its mass participation programme, the Gauteng government says it wants to promote healthy and active lifestyles in communities and at the same time work towards the transformation of the sport.

To achieve this, the province adds that it is on a drive to address the shortage of sporting and recreational facilities and ensuring that all communities including those previously disadvantaged have access to well-equipped facilities with a variety of sporting codes. –