Lt-Col V G Naidoo, a retired police officer from Durban, received an honorary membership of the SAPS Athletics Association for his invaluable contribution to the sport over a number of years. He is the first to receive an award of this kind.
A National SAPS Athletics Association badge was presented to him by the SAPS National Athletics Association Chairperson, Lt-Col Hardus Rossouw, at the Tshwane Police Academy on 23 March 2018 to mark this occasion.
Lt-Col Naidoo retired from active duty in 2014 after having served 37 years. Whilst still active he was involved, as an executive committee member, in three sporting codes namely athletics, functional fitness and the marathon for ten years. After his retirement he continued to play a supportive role in these sport codes. He was also part of the management team during the SARPCCO games held in Pretoria in 2005, in Zimbabwe in 2007 and Namibia in 2013.
He was a nominee for the best sports administrator at the National Sports Awards in 2013 and 2014. He was also the KZN SAPS provincial coordinator for athletics and functional fitness for several years prior to his retirement. He travelled on numerous occasions to all the provinces for the SAPS national championships from 2004 to 2014.
According to the spokesperson of the Association of Retired Police Officers, Logan Govender, VG Naidoo is an active member of this Association in Durban, where he also acts as the secretary due to his skills and management abilities.
VG, on behalf of the Association, I congratulate you on your outstanding achievement. We as your former colleagues are indeed very proud of you.
Association of Retired Police Officers