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The 14th edition of the Millennium bim Mini Basketball Tournament kicked off last Saurday, May 25, this year involving around 2,000 athletes from all over the country, and passing through 13 cities across all of Mozambique’s 11 provinces.
Over five Saturdays to June 29, the tournament will boost the sporting spirit not only of the young, but also of the sports leaders, clubs and associations involved.
The competition this year will see the participation of 400 more young people than in 2018 – boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 11 who, for a month, will have the opportunity of a unique experience as a part of a tournament which is now a fixture in the national sporting calendar.
The athletes are young people from schools, clubs and city neighbourhoods throughout the country. For the second consecutive year, the competition covers the entire national territory, reaching all provinces.
The games take place, in particular, in the basketball fields of the Francisco Manyanga Secondary School (Maputo); Matola Secondary School (Matola); Industrial and Commercial Institute (Inhambane); Ferroviario from Beira (Beira); Campo de Fevezal (Quelimane); Ferroviario de Nampula Railway (Nampula); Nacala Secondary School (Nacala); Pemba Secondary School (Pemba); Municipal Pavilion Aero Club (Lichinga); Campo of the Municipality of Tete (Tete); Manica Club Pavilion (Manica); Samora Machel Secondary School (Chimoio); and Xai-Xai Secondary School (Xai-Xai).
In parallel with the games, there are activities of both recreational and social scope, such as lectures on child labour, oral health, the development of a road safety campaign project and chess lessons and games.
As part of the Millennium bim’s “More Mozambique for Me” social responsibility programme, the Mini Basketball Tournament has fostered exchanges among youth groups, promoting healthy lifestyles for the young through the exchange of experiences and sharing knowledge through sports.
This edition counts, once again, on the support of Seguradora Ímpar, reinforcing its commitment to the development of school sports; the Mozambican Basketball Federation, through the Mozambican Mini Basketball Committee; the Ministry of Education and Human Development; Musiarte; Sumol Compal; Helpo Association; Colgate; and the Ministry of Health.
Holding the 14th edition of the Mini Basketball Tournament reinforces Millennium bim’s investment in the development of national sports, extending the support already expressed in the formation of youth groups and in promoting sports as a vehicle for the transmission of values and structuring principles in young people’s lives.
About Millennium bim – The largest Mozambican financial group, has marked the pace of growth of the banking sector. In the process of banking the Mozambican economy, the Bank is present in all provinces of the country and today has a vast network of branches, more than 300 banking agents and one of the largest ATM and POS networks, plus 2,500 staffSource: Millenium bim / Press Release
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