CGA Team Managers Workshop

Central Gauteng Athletics brings you to light that on Saturday 29 February 2020, will be staging the annual CGA Team Managers Workshop.

The purpose of the workshop is to equip CGA affiliated officials and coaches on the roles and responsibilities of being a team manager for the province so that teams are professionally and effectively managed. The workshop is solely opened to Commission Members, affiliated CGA Technical Officials and CGA Affiliated Coaches. The workshop is compulsory as only managers and coaches who attended the workshop will be eligible to be selected as 2020 Team Managers for provincial teams.

The Workshop will take place at Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium, at 10h00 in the morning.

Regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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Athletes Show True Colours at the 3rd CGA Track & Field League

All passionate athletes pull on their running gear to compete at the league despite heavy rain, at UJ Soweto Campus on Saturday 8th February 2020.

The event following CGA Track and Field program 1, which started with a 5km race walk that saw Zelda Schults of Murray and Roberts Athletics Club showing off her talent in the second last lap leading Nthatisi Mokhele of Run Walk for Life by 250m to win in the 25:56.04. At the post-event interview, Zelda said it was very important to win this race as she was preparing for Grand Prix in Cape Town next week Saturday to qualify for the Race Walking World Cup which will be held in 2nd and 3rd of May in France 2020.

Unfortunately, due to the rain, the CGA Track and Field commission together with the Technical Officials Committee had to call off certain events, Hurdles, Long Jump, and Triple Jump. The cancellation was as a result of slippery surface which may harm or injure the athletes.

As the day progressed the weather opened to a beautiful sunny welcome of the 800m event which had 21 athletes starting the race amongst them was Elvis Mokhoknoana, Ryan Mphahlele, Brandon Lentswe, and Nkosinathi Sibiya. As runners approaching finishing line in 300m, Elvis Mokhonoana accelerated to get ahead of his training partners, Ryan Mphahlele and Ntuthuko Ndimande to win his event in the time of 1:49.04. Mokhonoana’s coach Elvis Khoza said Elvis started his preparation for 2020 season during last December period and the results are starting to show.

The battle of throws continued in the Javelin event with exciting moments in the youth category with Nel Keegan and Fabio De Klerk contending a victory in a 1m to 2m deference till the fourth round. Nel Keegan’s superior throw which reached an outstanding distance of 53.70m to raise Monument’s flag higher winning the Under 15 boys event. In an interview, Nel said that he aims to beat his last week result of 55m.

The second last event of the day, saw smoke come into view when our Provincial starter Frikkie Pretorius started the 1500m senior women event. UJ and Murray and Roberts athletes dominated the race as it was really hard to tell who is going to win the race. In the last lap Dixton Chante of Murray and Roberts Athletics Club picked up her pace from the UJ Athletes to tighten the competition to finish the race in style with a brilliant time of 04:57.50 from her training partner Maria Mosweu finishing 2nd in the time of 05:00.09, and the 3rd finisher was Casey Bosman securing Murray and Roberts Athletics Club into top three by 05:06.40.

Runners with different levels of experience competed in the 5000m race, which was named by the spectators as “One of the Toughest race of the day”. There was a total of 46 athletes lining up at the start of the men’s race. One could see that all these athletes were eager to win the race but Marko Buccariza of Born to Run proofed to be more eager to cling the win in a brilliant pace and in the time of 14:39.09.

The women 5000m event was dominated by Joubert Cornelia of Boxer Athletics Club claim her third victory consecutively in Senior Women category in a time of 17:44.09. The 2nd place was claimed by the Vosloorus born, Farida Zwane in new colours of Rockies Athletics Club clocking 17:51.05.

Maggie Dicks, Chairperson of CGA Track and Field thanked all the athletes and coaches who took time in the weather conditions to come and support the leagues. She also indicated that there is only one league on 22nd of February before the Provincial Championships and then the National Championships. It is important that the athletes and coaches take note of the selection criteria which requires an athlete to participate in at least 50% of the leagues and Provincial Championships serving as the final trials.

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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2020 CGA Open Meetings and Capacity Programme Calendar

2020 CGA Open Meetings and Capacity programmes calendar, we are planning to strengthen and implement this calendar for 2020. The purpose of the calendar is to ensure that there is communication and engagement between members and the respective commissions and committees and most importantly our members are capacitated to deliver excellence.

A reminder of February and March 2020 Capacity and Open Meeting Programmes:

1. CGA Road Running Fixture and Open Meeting

  • Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
  • Time: 09h00
  • Venue: Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium

Please also find the attached 2021 Road Race Application forms. Clubs that are planning to host a road race in 2021 are reminded to submit their road race applications before the 21 February 2020.

2. CGA Team Management Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020
  • Time: 10h00
  • Venue: Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium

The purpose of the workshop is to equip CGA officials on the roles and responsibilities of being a team manager for the province so that teams are professionally and effectively managed. The workshop is solely opened to Commission Members, affiliated CGA Technical Officials and CGA Affiliated Coaches. The workshop is compulsory as only managers who attended the workshop will be eligible to be selected as 2020 Team Managers for provincial teams.

3. CGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
  • Time: 09h00
  • Venue: Germiston Recreation Hall, Germiston Stadium

Please submit notices of motions to be dealt with at the Annual General Meeting together with the names of delegates who will be attending the meeting on behalf of your club before 14th of February 2020.

Herewith please find the attached updated 2020 Open Meetings and Capacity Building Programmes Calendar and 2021 Road Race Request Application.

We would appreciate if you can ensure that the relevant club representative receives this information.

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

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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CGA set the bar high on the first 2020 Track and Field season held at Boksburg Stadium

The first Track and Field event of an Olympic year hosted in chilly weather conditions this past Saturday, 11 January 2019 at Boksburg Athletics Stadium. The season’s return with a bang after athletes had prepared themselves over the festive season to build up towards their selection to represent the province at the South Africa championships including the Olympic Games later in this year.

Opening up a day with a competitive 5km Walk event, which saw Tebatso Mashimbyi of Boksburg Athletics Club taking home ground advantage in the Final Men 25 finishing first in 23:39.74. Schultz Zelda titleholder in 20km walk event at the ASA Race Walk Championships in November 2019, maintained her outstanding performance to finish first in the 20km walk race clocking 24:38.87.

Germiston Callies athlete, Petro Aaron performed exceptionally in the long jump men, he won his event with a distance of 7.14m. We are looking forward to greater performances from him in a quest to qualify for International Championships.

Zonica Lindeque representing UJ in fine form dominated the women’s shot put event to raise the bar even higher, as she stole the eyes of spectators after winning both discuss and Shotput event in distance of 42.71m and 15.66m respectively.

An aspiring athlete, De Bruin Juandre opened the season with an equally impressive performance, to win the 800m boys under 17 event clocking 2:02.4. Juandre also claimed victory in the 1500m event crossing the line in a time of 4:13.4. His performance puts him in good standing as he heads into the rest of the season.

One of the hottest events that took spectators to rise from the grant stand, was 5000m race which was dominated by Boxer Athletic Club with both male and female category. This event was filled with a lot of action-packed, which Joubert Conelia turned the tables in the last two laps to claim the win, and followed by Stoltz Corlize of (JAC). Joubert maintains her pace till the finish line, finishing first in the time of 18:38:3.

In the Men’s event, Precious Mashele of Boxer Athletic Club won the 5000m event in style. He battled with his training partner Kabelo Seboko for the better part of the race followed closely by Ntshindiso Mphakathi who also finished in the top 3 positions. Precious Mashele proves that he will be one of the best in the club by finishing first in a time of 14:09:79.

Central Gauteng Athletics commission will host a 2nd league meeting at UJ Soweto Campus on the 1st of February 2020.

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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Developing Athletes keep the spirit of the legendary Zithulele Sinqe alive in streets of Orange Farm

The second Zet Sinqe Series was hosted with an immense number of athletes coming through to better their performances, following a successful first series held at Kagiso in August 2019. The second series continued over this past Saturday, 12 October 2019 at Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm.

The series is in honour of the late Zithulele Sinqe who was a former CGA Cross Country Vice-Chairperson and dedicated development coach with IAAF Level 2 Coaching qualification. The Series was not only to honour the late Zithulele but to also unearth the new talent and assist in furthering of the education as part of the mission of Zet Sinqe Foundation.

The day commenced with the 5 km fun run, where witnessed a greater performance from Joseph Ntoloane of Simunye Global Athletics Club, who took the first victory of the day clocking an impressive time of 16:02. In an interview with Joseph, he indicated that it was his first time running 5km race and his ultimate goal is to compete with the likes of Stephen Mokoka at the world championships.

“It is very important to keep contact with local schools in order to introduce athletics to the youth and also to increase mass participation opportunities for the communities. We are looking at the return of the series in 2020 which we anticipate it to be bigger and better”, general manager of Central Gauteng Athletics, Mandla Radebe addressing the participants and the community of Orange Farm after the event”.

We saw champions coming from the township, in one of the hottest event labelled the Street Mile for U13, U15, U17 and U19 age categories. Kagiso Striders AC claimed their victory in the U13 boys and girls events represented by Realeboga Smith and Kitso Gaorekwe crossing line in a time of 5:11 and 5:52 respectively.

One of the awaited events of the day was mile U19 which caters for both genders, concluded the 2019 Zet Sinqe Series at the high note with exciting and competitive race. Simphiwe Mabuza and Tshepo Ntutwane did not disappoint in this regard claiming their victory and stepping line in a time of 4:30 and 5:40 in that order.

During the interview with a representative of Zet Sinqe Foundation, Zintle Mokoka said: “The first series commenced on a low note in terms of numbers, fortunately, today we have had a huge improvement in the number of participants which is encouraging for the series”. She further indicated that on the day there was a scout from one of the school which agreed to offer bursaries to some athletes.

A special thanks to all the partners and sponsors that came on board and made the 2019 Zet Sinqe Run Series possible, City of Johannesburg, Mogale City, M & M Marketing, and Puma for sponsoring running shoes to winners.”

We are looking forward to you joining us in the 2020 Zet Sinqe Run Series.

For further information on the Foundation, please contact Zintle Mokoka on 063 158 0969 or Siyabulela Sinqe on 076 216 1569.

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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Track and Field Open League Meeting plays a key role in building up the talent in Germiston Stadium

Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the first Track and Field Open Meeting of 2019/2020 season at Germiston Stadium last Saturday, 5 October 2019.

On the day there were great performances in particular in the 100m sub youth events. Kieren Louw of Fitness From Africa Athletic Club clocked 10:92 in the boys U17 to secure his victory on the day. Jan Kruger and Thato Sesoko dominated the category of U9 Boys and Girls 600m event, with an impressive finish time of 1:51:47 and 1:57:76 respectively.

Throwing Javelin was one of the exciting events, Daniel Jacobs of EC Active Athletic Club was in good form in the U17 girls where she had thrown a pointed stick in a distance of 30.75m.

In the long jump U15 Boys, Yemurai Michael, a fierce competitor who’s representing Diamond Athletics Club started athletics this year with the inspiration from the likes of Khotso Mokoena and Luvo Manyonga. His 6,33m best is clear indications a bright future ahead of him.

Local club, Germiston Callies’ athletes Victor Spice and Kaylee Le Roux claimed their victory in 200m sprint for the U13 and U15 age category in that order, clocking 24:88 and 26:29 respectively.

The 1200m race was the toughest and straining trial event for the young athletes, however, Marhu Bouwer of Roodepoort Athletics Club and Pienaar Kayleigh of Noordheuwel Athletics Club shared a common goal which is to win their individual races on the day. They both took the category of U11 boys and girl by clocking 3:49 and 4:05 respectively.

The last events of the day which was the 1500m did not disappoint, Elvis Mokhonoana of Tembisa Athletics Club won his race with a 15 meters’ gap from the second position finisher in the time of 3:55. Mokhonoana finished position 7 during the 2019 National Track and Field Championships in March is really set to dominate the season in the 1500m distance.

Part of the selection criteria for selection into the sub youth team which will be competing in Sasolburg later next month states that an athlete must be in possession of a permanent license. This number also acts an insurance policy should the athlete be injured during training or racing.

The next CGA Track and Field Open Meeting will be held at Germiston Stadium on the 19 October 2019

Looking forward to seeing you and let’s fill up Germiston Athletics Stadium.

Central Gauteng Athletics:
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