The awards, hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, are held annually to acknowledge sportspeople who have excelled in their various codes. Six regional Sport Awards were held in November 2015, and the winners from the regional events went through as nominees for the Provincial awards.
Head of Department Brent Walters emphasised the importance of sport in a society. “Tonight we will not only celebrate excellent achievements, but we will acknowledge the role that sport can play in building a socially inclusive society, in unifying us in our diversity, in strengthening our social fabric and in ensuring that our young people are actively and positively engaged.” he said.
Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, thanked all the nominees present. “I thank you wholeheartedly for serving as a beacon of hope to the youth of the Western Cape. Your excellence in sport and your success, in both national and international arenas, encourages our youth to aspire to the lifestyle you lead,” she said.
The Sport Awards acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of our sportspeople. Let us continue to grow and nurture our sporting talent BETTER TOGETHER.