The heavy grey, clouds or threat of rain did little to dampen the spirit of attendees at the Youth Against Crime Day 2016 that was held at the Kleinmond Sports Ground on Friday, 28 October 2016.
The event, which was presented by Overstrand Municipality and its partners, offered a host of activities that included a demonstration by the Working on Fire team, a karate showcase, wheelchair basketball, netball and rugby matches, as well as career guidance offered by ABSA, Nedbank and Standard banks and Overstrand’s Law Enforcement and Local Economic Development departments.
In the wheelchair basketball game Overstrand Wheelchair Association (OWA) triumphed against a Law Enforcement team, whilst the rugby match saw SAPS clinching a victory over the Kleinmond 7’s. Much to the crowd’s delight the Kleinmond Invitational squad were the clear winners over Protection Services in the highly spirited netball contest.
A highlight for many of the youngsters was watching the fire-fighters go through their paces, part of which was the dousing of a mock fire with foam. For some the temptation to frolic in the foam proved irresistible and shouts of joy and pleasure could be heard above the drone of the fire engines.