The North West Department of Education will be hosting the National Primary Schools Track and Field Championships at McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom starting with the opening ceremony in the afternoon on Thursday, 24 March 2022.
About 1260 athletes from the 9 provinces are expected to compete against each other. The primary school learners will be participating in different sporting codes namely; high jump, short put, discuss throw, javelin throw and athletics.
The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela who is hosting the champions appreciated the opportunity given to province.
“On behalf of the department we appreciate the opportunity to host the National Primary School Championships as the province. This magnanimous event will equally boost the economy of Tlokwe and be a financial spin-off towards the hospitality and accommodation sector.
“We are confident that each an evey province taking part in this Championships will be free to demonstrate their capabilities without any challenges. This event will surely strengthen social cohesion and unity amongst learners of all provinces at an early age”, said MEC Matsemela.
The National Primary Schools Track and Field Championships after the opening ceremony is expected to start officially on Friday, 25 to Saturday, 26 March 2022.
*Members of the media are invited to cover the event.*
Issued by the North West Department of Education.
For more information please contact;
Departmental Spokesperson Cell: 072 892 8399/0721154855