THIS yeara��s edition of the Hwange Colliery Company (HCC) village sports initiative roars to life at the end of July.
Lwendulu, Number One North, Makwika, Lusumbani and Madumabisa will for the second year take part in the competitions whose disciplines are netball, draft and pool.
a�?Last year we held the village games from August to November and this year we are looking forward to starting them at the end of July. The villages will play against each other in netball, draft and pool contests. While ita��s all about recreation, we are also aiming to give youths from all over Hwange a career path in sports,a�? said Kenneth Nyape the HCC sports officer.
Early this year, Hwange-based Mwachepa Netball Club started playing in the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Netball League after five teams from the coal mining town agreed to form one strong team.
Their main aim was to eventually qualify to join the Zimbabwe Netball Association Super League in the near future.
Colliery, Lusumbami Queens and ZPC Hwange withdrew from the Super League at the end of 2015 due to financial constraints and are now competing in the Matabeleland Netball Association (Mana) league.
a�?We formed a single team with other players coming from Lusumbami Queens, ZPC Hwange, Madumabisa Queens, Makwika Sisters and Cinderella but the ultimate goal is participation in the elite league to bring back glory to the sport in this town,a�? said Ndlovu.
On the other hand, the coal mining town now boasts of a professional Hwange Pool Association League (HPAL) which was established at the beginning of the year.
Some of the confirmed leaguea��s participants are GK Snipers, Ko Mpofu Pool Club, GVZ Pool Club, Ingagula Pool Club, Ralyton Pool Club and ZRP Hwange.