Hwange audits sports facilities
HWANGE Colliery recently undertook an audit of its sports facilities as part of its bid to revive sport in the town and to check their state of preparedness to host the December Youth Education through Sports (YES) Games.
The town will also play host to the 2017 Zimbabwe National Youth Games. Hwange Colliery’s sports officer Kenny Nyape said they discovered that a number of facilities were almost derelict due to non-use and the process of refurbishing some had started.
“The main reason for the audit was to have an appreciation of the facilities’ state and we noted that some areas, especially various sports centres in the villages, were now white elephants, but as I speak to you, a workforce has already been deployed to refurbish them as we count down to the YES Games in December,” said Nyape.
Hwange town was previously known as Zimbabwe’s own version of an Olympic town as it had facilities, which were standard to play host to all sporting codes offered at the Olympics.
It has a standard athletics track, squash centre, badminton, table tennis, conventional tennis, football and a boxing arena, among others.
There will be a tour of the sporting facilities under renovations today to assess progress.