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“For this Easter holiday programme we will again be providing expert coaches in rugby, soccer and netball to teach the basic skills to some and hone the skills of others. We are partnering with the JP21 Project, which was founded by Proteas star JP Duminy, to teach cricket skills on the day. Hopefully we could be setting another JP Duminy on the road to stardom.”

October adds that while the sports activities are an important part of the programme, there is also a focus on the negative influences in the children’s ­neighbourhoods.

“There are so many dangers out there for them and part of our aim is to make them aware of how to steer clear of these influences,” he says.

“We have also invited the Western Cape Education Department to be part of the activities by hosting life skills sessions as part of its safe schools programme.

“We are focussed on providing four to five hours of high intensity sports and life skills activities that hopefully will have long-term benefits for the children.”

The programme is taking place at the 14th Avenue sports ground in Kensington from 09:00 every day. The safe schools programme will provide refreshments for the children.

For more information call Nikki on 021 461 4436 or 072 268 3251.

SOURCE: http://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/Local/Peoples-Post/sport-fun-for-kids-20170327

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