At a well attended meeting held at the Humansdorp Country Club, the Kouga Sports Council (KSC) was formally launched.
Delegates elected at a series of meetings held around Kouga during the past 4 months adopted the draft KSC constitution and elected an 8 member executive committee.
The members of this committee are: (Front row left to right) Jerome Matabielie (Vice-president) Joselle Jooste (Member Liaison) Trevor Watkins (President, Member Registration) Estelle Pietersen (General Secretary) Edward Groenewald (Treasurer)
(Back row left to right) John Pretorius (Officials Liaison) Mike Cross (Press/Marketing) Leon Miggels (Development)
A plan of action for the next 3 months was discussed at the meeting. Each of the areas and sports codes represented on the KSC will prepare a report on the current status, available resources and problems in sport within their jurisdiction, for submission to the next general council meeting.
A sports council is required in each municipality to oversee sports affairs within that municipal region. The Kouga Sports Council is recognized by the Kouga Municipality, the Cacadu District Sports Council and the Department of Sports as the statutory body fulfilling that purpose. As listed in its constitution, the 3 major objectives of the KSC are as follows:
1. To encourage the participation in sport by all persons resident in Kouga.
2. To encourage the development of sport at all levels in Kouga.
3. To improve the access to funding, expertise and facilities for all sports codes and regions in Kouga.
For further information about the KSC, please visit the website at www.kougasport.com .