Return of CGA Track & Field Meeting at Boksburg Stadium | 14 November 2020

Central Gauteng Athletics proudly hosted the first-ever track and field event since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. This was the first meeting of its kind to be held with no spectators (following strict safety protocols as per ASA and Government COVID-19 regulations). CGA Track and Field Commission, including athletes, technical officials, stadium workers, medical team, and CGA staff did not disappoint to produce the best event in history over this past Saturday, 14 November 2020.

After all participants adhered to the strict safety protocols of COVID-19, a long-awaited moment commenced with the boys U17 battling it out in the 3,000m event.  Johannes Morepe, born in Limpopo Province, appeared on the scene in the last 600m leading the pack with over a lap to his victory of 08:50.46.

Among the favourite race of the day was the Senior women 3,000m event which was combined with the U19 girls which were considered to be an exciting event. Gene Coetzee took command of the race after the second lap, followed by the senior women, Joubert Cornelia who was running steadily to close a gap of 100m from her rival. Coetzee proved to be the better runner, ending the race in a time of 10:15.5. Immediately after her victory, she took off her new running shoes claiming that they were tight and hurting badly and had to walk barefoot. In the post-interview, Coetzee said, “l have been training hard and doing a lot of strength work and the results are paying off. Today’s victory is just a test towards the preparations for 2021 ASA Cross Country Trials in January 2021”.

Flooks Heinrich of Kempton Park Athletics Club sprinted alone over a distance of 110m Hurdles in the Boys U19 category. He was running drawing strength from his full-length arms with his face determined to clock under 15.00 seconds. Fortunately, he crossed the finish line in 14.43, which is a good time considering his preparation for 2021 U20 World Championships to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

A Junior athlete who has already been named in the 2021 U20 World Championships squad, Mvuyo Moss, joined the Boys U19 in the 100m event.  He proved to be the rising star across the province with his 100m performance in the time of 10.72.

Field events were going to be a challenge considering with protocols that after every athlete’s attempt, the equipment had to be sanitized. This critical protocol in fighting the spread of COVID-19 did not discourage the athletes as Zonica Lindeque improved her PB in shotput event (3kg) with a distance of 16.61m.

The last event of the day was the High Jump senior women event, where UJ training partners, Julia Du Plessis and Mariette Botha opposed each other to get on top of the bar. Julia Du Plessis, who recently recovered from throat cancer had 7 attempts to finish second in the height of 1.55m. On 8th attempt, Botha excelled with a great technique to overcome her rivals to finish on top in the height of 1.60m.

CGA Track and Field Chairperson, Maggie Dicks, said this meeting was merely to assist athletes who haven’t qualify for various National Teams and also to assist athletes in the Olympic Squad to prepare. “l must say most of our athletes and coaches complied with the COVID-19 rules and protocols put in place, including the registration process for coaches to try and keep to numbers given by the government for safe returning to athletics competitions. Overall, we are glad that the event went well”.

 

Looking forward to seeing you again on the 5 December 2020 at Boksburg Stadium.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
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CGA Track & Field Commission Preparations for 14 November 2020

CGA Boksburg Stadium
Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting the first-ever track and field event since the outbreak of the pandemic this coming 14 November 2020 at Boksburg Stadium.
 
The event will be following strict safety protocols as per ASA and Government COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the below General Information and regulations to be adhered to at competition venue:
  1. NO MASK.  NO ENTRY!
  2. SANITIZE YOUR HANDS AT ALL TIMES
  3. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 2 METRES AT ALL TIMES
  4. ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TWO VALID 2020 ASA LICENSE NUMBER – NO TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL BE ON SALE
  5. NO SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
  6. COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE COMPLETED BY ATHLETES, TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AND REGISTERED COACHES BEFORE ENTERING THE STADIUM (SEE THE ATTACHED FORM)
  7. ONLY PRE-ENTRIES, NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION. ENTRY FEE IS R20 PER ATHLETE
  8. ONLY PRE-REGISTERED AND AFFILIATED ASA/CGA COACHES WILL BE ALLOWED  TO ENTER THE STADIUM
  9. NO COACH WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE COMPETITION AREA
  10. ATHLETES TO REPORT ONE HOUR BEFORE THEIR EVENT TO THE OUTSIDE CALLROOM (REGISTRATION TABLE)
  11. NO FOOD/TUCKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STADIUM. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS
  12. WARM-UP AREA WILL BE ON LONG JUMP AND POLE VAULT RUN-UP AT THE BACK OF THE TRACK
  13. FIELD ATHLETES MUST MAKE SURE THE IMPLEMENT ARE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH ATTEMPT
  14. ONLY 4 ATTEMPTS FOR ALL FIELD EVENTS AND HIGH JUMP AS PER THE RULES
  15. ALL SPRINT EVENTS ONLY 4 ATHLETES PER HEAT WILL BE ALLOWED
  16. ALL MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES ONLY 10 ATHLETES PER HEAT
  17. ATHLETES CAN ONLY REMOVE THEIR MASK WHEN COMPETING AND MUST PUT IT BACK AS SOON AS HE/SHE IS FINISHED WITH THE ATTEMPT OR RACE
 
We would appreciate if you can share this information with your respective athletes and coaches.
Herewith, please find the attached Programme for the 14 November 2020 and COVID-19 Health Questionnaire form.
 
We’re looking forward to seeing all of you on the 14 November 2020!

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics

Memo to Club – November 2020: Preparation for 2021 Licensing Season

Dear Club Secretaries

 

Trust that you are keeping safe and in good health.

Central Gauteng Athletics had a General Council Meeting last weekend and the following urgent information regarding 2021 Licensing season was discussed and agreed upon by the Council.

1. Preparation for 2021 Licensing Season

The 2021 Licensing system will be officially opened on the 11 November 2020. Clubs and athletes can go on the system to register for 2021 and place their 2021 Permanent License orders.

  • 1) 2021 Club Affiliation fee:
    • Community clubs are R450
    • Corporate/company clubs is R1,000
  • 2) Permanent license fee from 2021

Clubs that had affiliated and took a minimum of 25 licenses in 2020 will qualify for a 20% discount on licenses. These clubs must order and fully paid for the licenses before the 31 of January 2021.

 

Any licenses ordered after the end of January 2021, normal fee will be applicable.

The fees will be as follows:

09 November 2020 to 31 January 2021

  • Seniors: R96 (Discount is R24)
  • Juniors: R48 (Discount is R12) 

01 February 2021 to 31 December 2021

  • Seniors: R120
  • Juniors: R60

 The online system was endorsed by the Council for using it to allocate 2021 permanent Licenses. Any club with queries must forward them to Katlego Mabe at mabe@centralgautengathletics.co.za or General Manager, mandla@centralgautengathletics.co.za. Therefore, please ensure that your club and all your 2020 athletes are registered on the system @ www.cgaonline.co.za.

2. Safe Returning to Competitions

At the Council Meeting, there were a number of discussions and a plan on safe returning to road races. It was also noted that there are limited inputs that were given to clubs by ASA. The resolution of the meeting was that a meeting is held specifically to discuss the return to road races and the COVID-19 protocols and regulations.

 

Details of the meeting will be communicated in due time. 

Herewith, please find the attached address below by CGA President, James Moloi at the Council Meeting.

Should you need any further information, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
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CGA Track & Field Returning in 2020!

Central Gauteng Athletics Track & Field events are returning in November and December! View the attached documents below for more information on the upcoming events.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics

CGA Coaches’ Course

CGA Coaching Course

Coaches and Technical Officials Courses

Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting National Coaches course Level 1 at the end of October. The course is part of our annual capacity building programmes which was due to take place in July 2020, aimed at improving the performance of coaches in the province.

Details of Coaches Course (National Level 1)

  • Date: 28 to 30 October 2020
  • Venue: CGA Board Room, Germiston Stadium, and Virtually

Registration is officially open for coaches interested to attend this important course for the development of the province. The registration form is attached. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some of the sessions will be held virtually. The number of participants will be capped at 50.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: @CG_Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics