Transparency and fairness in implementing community sports and recreation club systems have been cited as pre-requisites for the country to drive maximum value from the country’s new sports policy initiative.

Donating sport uniforms and kits for Chipinge East constituency and Chipinge district teams at Grasslands Primary School, the Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology,  Postal and Courier Services, Dr Win Mlambo,  who is also Chipinge East legislator, hailed the community sports and recreation club system as one of the best platforms to identify and groom talent but highlighted  that for the country to derive maximum value from the positive initiative, favouritism in the selection of athletes and sports persons should not be given room.

Former Motor Action and Dynamos diminutive defender, Lovemore ‘Thula Mapuya,’ said Chipinge, like other districts, has not been doing well to promote the junior policy and the current initiatives provide a positive platform to turnaround the fortunes.

The promotion of community based club systems is in line with new sports policy’s focus on mass participation of people in sporting activities especially starting from the grassroots level.