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50 Hour youth sports challenge is fact finding as well as fun

Over 3 000 schoolchildren from communities throughout Gauteng kept a ball in motion at the sixth annual Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, which took place at the Southern Suburbs Recreation Centre in Rosettenville from Friday 28 until Sunday 30 October.  The young participants also featured in important field research, which will provide information on the state of fitness and obesity in South African school children.

The Kellogg’s® Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge, in association with Sporting Chance is the largest sporting event of its kind in the country.  Children partake in up to 15 different indoor and outdoor sporting disciplines over the course of the three days.  The participating children are exposed to a huge variety of sports, including cricket, tennis, hockey, rounders, table tennis, badminton, netball, basketball, soccer , squash, rope skipping, athletics and touch rugby.

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