Sport, Arts and Culture, Basic Education and Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation host National School Sport Championship, 4 to 6 Jul

The National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation invite members of the media and the general public to yet another exciting edition of the 2023 National School Sport Championship. This years’ winter games championships will take place from Tuesday, 04 – Thursday, 06 July in Benoni and Boksburg, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in the Gauteng Province.

Over 3 456 athletes from across all the 9 provinces will participate in this years’ National School Sport Championship winter games. The young athletes from different genders, age and racial groups will battle for various championship honours in several sporting codes that among others include, football, netball, rugby, tennis, Kho-Kho, volleyball, Jukskei and hockey as well as chess with games simultaneously taking place across various sporting fields within City of Ekurhuleni.

The championships will include a social cohesion and nation-building campaign, “A Child First, an Athlete Second”, an awareness campaign linked to the safeguarding of children in sport; as well as other sport development awareness campaign such as ‘NO TO AGE CHEATING’, and ‘NOT TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE.’

Spearheaded by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, and the Department of Basic Education, the National School Sport Championships remains the premier bedrock platform for sport development. The winter games Championships will culminate with awards presentation, and the official closing ceremony on the afternoon of Thursday, 6th of July.

The Winter Games Championships will unfold as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 04th – Thursday, 06th of July 2023.

Times: 08h00 – 18h00?

Venues: Volleyball – John Barrable Hall

Tennis – Benoni East Tennis Court

Chess – Benoni High School

Hockey – Benoni Northern and St Dunstan School

Netball – Benoni High School

Jukskei – Boksburg Jukskei Club

Kho-Kho – Benoni Northern -B

Rugby: Hoërskool Hans Moore

Football – Benoni Northern-B (ASC) U/15; Benoni Northern-A u/19 Deaf; and St Dunstan School u/17

Source: Government of South Africa




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