The Netball Team from the West Coast District that COHSASA is helping to get to SA Championships
As a corporate social responsibility initiative, COHSASA makes an annual donation to the West Coast Netball District Management Team to assist players elected to play for provincial teams or chosen to represent the Western Cape u/19 and u/21 teams at the Spar National Championships.
COHSASA’s donation assists players with clothing, travel and accommodation needs.
The West Coast Netball District is an affiliate of the Western Cape Netball Federation, Netball South Africa as well as West Coast Sport Forum and Western Cape Sport Confederation.
With its headquarters in Moorreesburg and where all games are played, the West Coast district cover a large area. Its borders stretch from Bitterfontein, the most northern area of the Western Cape, to Atlantis in the South. These distances make travel to league games or provincial practice sessions an expensive exercise. There are 25 clubs with 34 teams in the West Coast Netball District playing league matches.
In May 2017, three West Coast Players were selected for the Western Cape teams that participated at the SA u/19 and u/21 tournaments.
Many farm workers reside in the community that makes up West Coast Netball District and the netball management is actively involved in uplifting these players through training coaches, umpires, technical staff and teaching administrative skills.
Says Esta Visagie Team Manager for the West Coast Netball District, “Our District is proud of what has been achieved. We are privileged to have a strong management team who love the game of netball and will do anything to assist our players. There are very talented young women in our district who are devoted to their netball. Unfortunately, the financial burden of getting to practices and paying for all the expenses often prevent these young girls from making themselves available for the provincial teams. I therefore once again thank COHSASA for its contribution in helping these girls to make their dreams come true.”