10 October 2018
THE Salvation Army church successfully hosted a one day sports tournament as a tool to prepare and develop future leaders.
The tournament dubbed Harare Regional Sports Gala was held at Avonlea Primary School and had youths participating in four different sporting disciplines including netball, football. Basketball and volleyball.
Speaking to H-Metro, chairperson for Harare Region, Tafadzwa Mavunga said sports tournaments are used to prepare and promote young talents.
“The aim of the tournament is to bring youth together, helping them to understand what it means to be a leader.
“Youth from different divisions came together to organise this day. This just shows that our leaders have faith in us and they give us the opportunity to lead,” Mavunga said.
He added: “We also use this platform to fellowship and win souls to Christ.
“As youth we also try to keep ourselves occupied so that we are not found doing ungodly things.”
Mavunga, however, believes the tournament was a success.
“It was indeed a positive tournament, seeing the fellowship of youth members who took part.
“Our church believes congregating through sports encourages good sportsmanship among youth members,” he said.
The Salvation Army Chitungwiza Citadel netball team underlined their sporting prowess when they were crowned champions followed by Dzivaresekwa Corps.
In football, Warren Park Citadel were the champions while Rugare Corps took the silver medal.
Waterfalls Citadel took the gold in volleyball while Chitungwiza Citadel settled for silver.
Harare Central Division took the gold medal in basketball.