Nelson Mandela once said “sport has the power to change the world, to inspire, to unite people in a way that little else can”.
Nelson Mandela Museum in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture has converged youth within the rural community of Qunu to celebrate a sterling contribution made by Rholihlahla Nelson Mandela in his quest for sport development and equality.
The vision behind the tournament is to unite rural youth and community of Qunu through sport. The tournament further seeks to encourage youth to participate in sporting activities projected to nurture their talent, and to live a healthy life.
The geographic location of our institution (Nelson Mandela Museum) gives us a chore to create opportunities, nurture and to plough back to the community we serve as Nelson Mandela would have done. The partnership we have with the department of sport, recreation, arts and culture (DSRAC), and German Bank of Lower Saxony has resulted to a well constructed Tennis court, Basket ball, wheel chair basket ball, Netball and a Hand ball turf for the benefit of rural community.
We are further proud with the role played by DSRAC in its commitment of making sporting equipment accessible to rural community. The department of sport, recreation, arts and culture has donated sporting equipment for the youth and community of this area to enhance their skills.
However, we are saddened by tata uNelson Mandela’s health status and we would have loved to see him well to witness an initiative he started 13 years ago that benefit youth. As we follow in his footprints, we are inspired by his values and love for sport development our thoughts are with him.
The tournament will see 16 teams battling out at the Nelson Mandela Museum soccer field in Qunu.
Venue : Nelson Mandela Museum Youth and Heritage Centre, Qunu
Time : 9h00
Date : 06 April 2013
For more details contact Ms. N.Tetani Senior Manager Marketing and Communication
Cell: 082 483 4643 Fax: 047 538 0218