Working on Fire hosts its fifth annual Azishe Games
Annually, as the winter fire season draws to a close, Working on Fire gets ready for its famous Azishe Games. This highly anticipated inter-provincial, company sports event has become a highlight on the WOF calendar and many participants start preparing for the different items long in advance.
Because wildland firefighting requires a high level of fitness, the Working on Fire Programme participants are characteristically very active. Many of its firefighters enthusiastically partake in a variety of sporting activities at base level, when attending annual fire safety camps and even around their local communities. Many even participate in organised sporting activities on local, provincial and national level, such the Comrades and Soweto Marathons, a variety of fun runs and charity events, such as bed races for Cansa.
As a result of this passion for sports, the first Working on Fire Azishe Games was held from 29 November to 02 December 2012. Apart from supporting and encouraging participation in organised sporting events, the games also aim to promote the development of sporting and coaching programmes and youth development programmes in the communities.
This year marks the fifth Azishe Games. It will again take place at the YFC Hekpoort camp grounds in Gauteng from Thursday evening, 15 November to Sunday, 18 November.
Teams from across the country, representing the different provinces, will battle it out
In a variety of activities, such as a choir competition, soccer, archery, golf, fitness tests and tent pitching and a beauty pageant – the much-anticipated Miss and Mr Azishe. All the activities are divided into a male and female category for fairness.
We wish all participants attending this year’s Azishe Games well and safe travels home afterwards. May the best team win!