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Vandalisim of Sporting Facilities - Murraysburger Sep 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 16:28

To see the state in which our

sporting facilities are in town can say a lot about the inhabitants

of Murraysburg, its community and the Municipality.


These facilities were built for us and it’s up to us to

take care of them. Many of us know the people who vandalise

these places, many of us see it happening, and

some of us even take part in these destructive activities.

We as the community and members of the sports clubs

should start to take ownership of our town’s investments.

These are places that could produce great icons in the

sporting arena, as we are aware of the raw sport talent we

have here. Look at the Rugby Club, which was where we

were crowned the champions this season; they had to train

on a field that is in a very poor condition. During the past

soccer season our teams played in the LFA League, and

the teams that finished on top are still waiting for the

money which they won! This may lead to the downfall of

soccer here in town as the team who won the league are

feeling demotivated as this is money which could have

been spent on more equipment for the team. The soccer

field has been totally vandalised and it is not suitable to be

played on at the moment. The pitch now serves as a path

to walk through the field, some people even jump over the


We need these facilities to keep the youth busy and out of

trouble, so as a community this should be given the

highest priority. The municipality should be taking an

active interest in helping to uplift the community by

supplying quality materials and workmanship so that these

facilities will last longer. We urge the municipality to make

sure in the coming year that there is sufficient money in the

budget for the repair and upkeep of the facilities so that we

as the sportsmen/women and the youth will be able to

enjoy them and uplift ourselves and remain proud of what

we have. Obviously the securing of these facilities will be

the biggest challenge which should be taken up by every

member of the community as well as our Municipality and

our Police force, if you see anyone abusing these facilities

let the police know. The sports teams should also play an

active part in trying to maintain these facilities.

Let’s give the youth and the kids a chance to reach their

dreams in sports and enjoy clean and safe parks, because




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