MATABELELAND was crowned champions in the Commissioner General Sports games held at Ntabazinduna Prison Training school last Saturday.
Matabeleland took home 13 gold medals, followed by Mashonaland with 6 gold medals and Ntabazinduna managing to win 5.
Manicaland was behind the hosts with 3 gold medals and at the bottom of the teams were Midlands- Masvingo and Prisons Headquarters with each a single gold medal from the competitions.
The Commissioner General Sports are national games that kicked off last week Wednesday, and were contested by Matabeleland, Manicaland, Mashonaland, and Midlands – Masvingo, the host Ntabazinduna and Prisons National Headquarters regions.
The commissioner general of Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional services Paradzai Zimondi said, “The main purpose of the national games is to select a team that will represent the country in the Sadc Prisons and Correctional Service Games to be held in Swaziland this year.”
The sporting disciplines played during the General-Commissioner Sports week included athletics, soccer, volleyball, tennis, netball, darts, tug of war, pool and golf.
The winning teams received a trophy, price money and t-shirts courtesy of Nyaradzo Funeral services, Moonlight Funeral Services, Safel and other sponsors.
The games that were played under the theme “Correctional Development Through Sport,” were aimed at promoting health and fitness of the prisons and correction officers, while identifying and selecting talent to play in the Sadc regional games to be held in Swaziland.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services have been invited to participate in this year National Youth Games, as part of the uniformed forces.
This was announced by the Commissioner-General in his speech at the closing of the Commissioner-General’s Sport week.