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Human Movement Science

10/09/2018

The Annual ACVV sports day for the elderly took place on the 16 August at the Madibaz Indoor Sports Centre. Established in 1904, the ACVV, formerly known as the Afrikaanse Christelike Vrouevereniging, is the oldest welfare organisation in South Africa.

It initially was an Afrikaner-centred and conservative women's organizations. While the modern ACVV is multicultural and seeks to render comprehensive social welfare services to those in need.

The Human Movement Science department has been involved in these games since its inception, some decades ago. This year’ games brought together over 150 elderly persons from the Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding districts. There were 17 teams represented on the day, with most teams being from different ACVV and Algoa Bay Council for the Aged (ABCA) homes. The ACVV PE West were responsible for organising the games this year. The sports day included five games, spread out to different sections of the Madibaz Indoor Sports Centre, while the hotly contested netball game was the closing act. The games included games, like target throwing, ball passing, ring on a stick, etc., all being in the spirit of fun. There were individual and team awards up for grabs. The students were tasked with selecting the best-dressed team and the team with the best spirit. We also had a panel of students selecting the best netball players in the respective positions. The day was a success, with everyone having a pleasant and none of which would have been possible without the hard work of the HMS Society and HMSV 390 students.