Foreign Minister opens Mash Day Football Competition

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, on Tuesday declared open the Mashramani Football Competition, hosted by the South Turkeyen Sports Committee.

During the competition held at the Vryheid’s Lust Play Field, Minister Todd addressed the youth and adult teams. He made special mention to the youth about the importance of being disciplined and balancing both their sport and academic pursuits.

Minister Hugh Todd speaking to youngsters at the event

The Foreign Minister reiterated the Government’s commitment to youth and sport development in addition to the rehabilitation of sport grounds across the country.

In keeping with this undertaking, the Government has established a Youth Advisory Council to engage young people in policy-making decisions. The Council will be inclusive in its work towards the advancement of youth and sports, among other areas.

Teams from Plaisance, Better Hope, Vryheid’s Lust and Sophia turned out for the five-a-side small goal and penalty shootout competition. Trophies for the competition were donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Press Release)

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