Kgatleng Annual Festive Spectacular brings communities together
Sport and physical activity help develop the personal skills of individuals. Sport can also play an important role in tackling some of the social challenges faced by society, including social exclusion, anti-social behaviour and alcohol and substance misuse. The Kgatleng annual Festive Spectacular is one event that is always gearing towards engaging the community during the festive season to help bring people together and thus curb any societal ills.
The festive football extravaganza involves two ladies teams, four juinor teams, four social club teams and four league teams from all around Kgatleng district.
In this year's tournament, Modipane United won the league and walk home with a trophy. It is notable that the Kgatleng Festive spectacular is a great example of the potential that can be unlocked by providing important support to those willing to play an active part in the change they want to see in their community.
Community Sports like this one have shown how important strong communities are for developing healthy, happy people. It is moments like this one at work where watching human nature at its best as people create space and time to come together and be active. As this is one of the first Village Games sessions to be set up as a social activity in Kgatleng. One of the abiding memories cherished is watching the village elders, who stepped up to play in a game of football and proceeded to smack the ball into oblivion.