The GSC, which plays an important role in sport facilitation and administration in Gauteng, stages its elections on Saturday.
The GSC is set for its elective Quadrennial General Meeting on September 17 where a new executive committee will be elected to continue the work of the organisation for the next four years.
Since 2010 The Gauteng Sports Confederation (previously Gauteng Sports Council) has served provincial, district and local sports development in line with the National Sports and Recreation Plan.
The Confederation facilitates sports development and participation from grass roots to provincial sport in schools, clubs, leagues and federations across its district constituencies which include Sedibeng, Johannesburg, West Rand, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane.
GSC President Barry Hendricks said the organisation had come a long way and was a vital role player in sports development in Gauteng.
“Over the past four years we have made much progress in addressing the needs of sport in the province and there remains much to be done. However the success of Gauteng sports on the national competitions indicates that we are certainly on the right path,” said Hendricks.
More than 60 representatives from various sporting federations, including lesser known codes such as Gauteng Transplant Sport, Gauteng Deaf Sports and Gauteng Cue Sports Association among others, have confirmed their attendance and participation in the elective process.
MEC for Sport in Gauteng Ms Faith Mazibuko will address the delegates as well and has previously indicated her satisfaction and appreciation for the work of the GSC.
“We are very impressed with the turnout for the elections which will set the tone for the next four years. This is a positive indication of just how committed to the development and advancement of sport in the province our delegates are in the face of many challenges,” said Hendricks.
Up for election are nine positions on the GSC executive committee including that of President, First and Second Deputy President. Federations are free to nominate a candidate from any sporting code to serve on the executive committee who will face the challenging task of guiding the confederation over the next four years.