n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Determinants of sport participation patterns among learners in Hlanganani rural area of Limpopo Province, South Africa : sport - : sport

Volume 20, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


The purpose of this study was to determine sport participation patterns among 166 (70 females and 96 males) learners aged 18-23 years who were drawn from four secondary schools in Hlanganani rural area at Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. The learners were drawn from four secondary schools in Hlanganani rural area of the Limpopo Province in South Africa. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Results indicated that soccer was the most predominant sport among Black learners, followed by swimming, tennis and cricket. The major reasons for participation in school sport were fitness, and health, enjoyment and to stay in shape whereas the major barriers that influenced learners' sports participation included amongst others, heavy load of school work and thus lack of time, lack of sport facilities, equipment and other related resources like qualified coaches and role models. These results provide information for planning and effective delivery of school sport programmes.

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