Bright new soccer kits have been handed over to local football associations by De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa.
The company handed over kits to 32 teams in Blouberg and Musina in the Limpopo Province, as part of the De Beers Community Fair in February.
To celebrate, a friendly match was played by a team from each area, with Lebash Football Club from Blouberg running out 5-4 winners after a penalty shoot-out.
Josephine Pieters, Corporate Affairs Manager for De Beers Consolidated Mines, said: “Sports development is an important element of engaging and developing our youth. It therefore gives us great pleasure to provide our young people with soccer kits and equipment.”
Namdeb, De Beers’ partnership venture with the Government of the Republic of Namibia, has highlighted the value of teamwork among its employees
The company has hosted its Interdepartmental Games in March with the main aim of promoting employee wellbeing and morale.
Namdeb employees and contractors formed teams to compete against each other in sporting activities such as seven-a-side soccer, netball, volleyball, cricket and a tug of war plus fun races including rope skipping, potato-on-spoon and three-legged races.
During the month of April, Team Members at The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas have the opportunity to participate in the Sands ECO360 “Spring Step Up Challenge” to promote more daily walking, as well as to raise awareness about energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction. The voluntary, 4-week walking challenge is open to everyone at the Las Vegas properties and is being led by property President and COO, George Markantonis, who impressively logged over 76,000 steps during the first week of the challenge.