Team Eastern Cape (EC) finished 4th on National Schools Sport - Winter Championships, which started on 10 July 2017 and ended today in Durban, KZN. This position marks an improved placement from last year which was 6th. Team EC further improved the total number of medals they have received from 22 of last year to 26 this year.
 
Gauteng were the overall winners, followed by the Western Cape and 3rd position is KwaZulu Natal.
About 400 leaners from Eastern Cape led by the Department of Sport, Recreation Arts and Culture (DSRAC) participated at the National Schools Sport Winter Championships. 
 
These future athletes represented the province of the Eastern Cape, #TeamEC in 9 different sporting codes, namely tennis, rugby, chess, hockey, football, Kho-Kho, Juskei, netbal and volleyball. This team constitutes both able bodied and physically challenged athletes. 

MEC Dr.(h.c) Pemmy Majodina highlighted the importance of school sport programme at her policy speech early this year, indicating that, “Schools Sport remains the “Bedrock for Sport Development” and as such, amongst all the programmes, the Department is mandated to deliver services which are biased towards schools sport. The Eastern Cape will continue to make an indelible mark in the national schools sport championships:  winter games, summer games and autumn games,” stated MEC Majodina.

The annual South African Schools National Championships culminates from a controlled league programme where various school learners competed against each other and progress from local, circuit, district and provincial levels therefore qualifying to attend the Championships.
Participants in these Championships emanates from both primary and secondary schools, including the disabled learners.
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Email: Andile.Nduna@ecsrac.gov.za 

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