Greenwood Park SAPS launch the ’Sport against crime’ initiative

Seen in the picture from left to right are :- Mr Dan Nair (Liaison Officer) , Siyabonga Dumisa (SAPS Greenwood Communications assistant) , Mr Ivan Sullivan (Liaison Officer) , Mr Lux Gordhan (I.A.A.F and SASCOC Coach) , Mrs Maxine deGee (Liaison Officer) and Warrant Officer Leon Audh (Communications and Programme Co-ordinator)

GREENWOOD PARK – On Tuesday, February 28,  SAPS Greenwood Park successfully launched the “Sport Against Crime”  awareness initiative at secondary schools in our policing precinct.

Liaison officers from each school were identified and inducted on how to implement the programme as part of the Life Orientation curriculum. The officers are currently identifying willing candidates who will begin with the training programme, under the guidance of the liaison officer.Once the athletes qualify at the Track and Field time trial in August this year, they will be handed over to Mr Lux Gordhan (IAAF and SASCOC Coach) for further conditioning and the opportunity to use high performance training centres.

“The rationale behind this initiative is, if we could keep our athletes mentally and physically fit, it will reduce the chances of them indulging in Drugs, Alcohols and other criminal activities.”said, W/O Leon Audh.

This  program is open to scholars from the age of 13 years upwards and  will be launching  to  Primary Schools next week.

Parental involvement  is a must which is not negotiable.

“Once the athletes academic requirements and race times are suitable , they will then be sent to Provincial and National levels to compete.Talent scouts will be arranged to identify qualifying athletes who will then be eligible for scholarship’s and bursaries to both National and International universities.SAPS Greenwood Park would like to thank our other stakeholders whom are the Dept of Education and The Dept Of Sports and Recreation. We would also like to thank Legacy Training and Business Solutions (Durban) and Tradeport (Phoenix Industrial Park) for their invaluable assistance and input in this programme”, W/O Audh added.

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