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12/5/2016

DISWEC continues to promote Disability Sport in the Western Cape
Disability Sports Western Cape (DISWEC) held its annual awareness event as part of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on Saturday 3rd December at the Lentegeur LSEN School in Mitchell’s Plein.
DISWEC was set up in 2003 as an associate arm of the Western Cape Provincial Sports Confederation. The WCPSC takes great pride in the work that DISWEC does in fostering unity in sports throughout the Western Cape.

DISWEC Chairperson Rudolph Johannes has been an ever-present figure in Disability Sports and his commission has achieved great success in raising awareness for people with disability.

“Our motto is “nothing about us without us”, he said. “This perfectly encapsulates what DISWEC is all about. We constantly strive to raise awareness for people with disabilities and to highlight their needs.”

The event on Saturday was an annual program which has become a highlight of the DISWEC calendar ever since its inception in 2003.

Nearly 300 people attended the event which aimed to promote disability sport within the Western Cape surroundings.

MEC Mrs. Anroux Marais was present and gave a speech where she highlighted the role that Government and NGO’s have to play in making sport more accessible for people with disabilities in the Western Cape.

The WCPSC was represented by Mr. Richard Buckley while the event was also attended by members of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport and members of the DISWEC executive committee.

The day saw various social and recreational sport activities played across all disciplines.

These activities included Basketball, Netball, Chess, and Dominoes.

“We need to express our appreciation to all role players,” said Johannes. “At DISWEC we believe that by working together we can make things possible for people with disabilities.”

Acting President of the Western Cape Provincial Sports Confederation, Mr JP Naude was quick to praise the work of DISWEC.

“The event on Saturday shows the great strides that DISWEC has made in raising awareness for people with disabilities. I must commend the tireless work of DISWEC who has played such an important role in making sport accessible to people with disabilities in the Western Cape.”



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