FUNDS RAISED THROUGH SPORTS
By Kwazi Dlamini and Nomfundo Zuma
The Durban University of Technology Sports committee partnering with Talent Is Never Enough hosted a one day tournament on Saturday to raise funds.
Talent Is Never Enough is a no-profitable organization which empowers poor children to engage in sports to escape being victims of drugs and other bad habits.
The tournament was proudly sponsored by Redbull, DUT Department of student Housing and eThekwini municipality.
The tournament took place at Fred Crooks sport centre stadium and Curries Fountain stadium and had two sport codes which were Soccer and Netball.
The contest was so immense that it finished in the evening with Alpine residence winning the soccer tournament defeating Gladdington residence 5-4 on penalties.
The netball prize was won by Seaboard residence as they defeated Berea residence in the final.
The top three teams for both netball and soccer also qualified for the Central Housing Committee tournament which will take place on the 17th of August in Pietermaritzburg.
Alpine res opened the tournament on a high as they trashed Hertine court res 4-0 then went on to defeat Berea 155 2-1, they then won the tournament 5-4 on penalties after an entertaining final. The winners were awarded with gold medals and R900 in cash.
Lunga Ntuli who is an ambassador for Talent Is Never Enough said he was very impressed with the turnout and how the people responded to the tournament.
“The tournament was a success for us especially seeing student coming out in numbers not for the money but for a good cause, helping those kids who really need it. I hope our partnership with the DUT sports committee continue and in future we can see the children from Talent Is Never Enough making it big in Sports” said Ntuli
All the money raised in the tournament will go to the Talent Is Never Enough organization to help those in need. Cebisa Doda, chairperson of the DUT sports committee also thanked everyone who helped them in making this tournament a success.
“It was a good, successful day and all the credit must go to the whole sports committee, they worked their hands off for this tournament, we sacrificed a lot of time, disagreed with each other but it was all worth it. We would also like to thank the students from Sports Management who volunteered to help during the tournament, we wouldn’t have done it without them” said Doda.