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Central Gauteng Athletics celebrated women’s participation in sport

Central Gauteng Athletics celebrated the women in sports at Garden Court Hotel, Milpark on the 10th August 2019.

CGA Chairperson of Women Committee, Karabo Mabilo officially opened the event to welcome the ladies in attendance and high profile guest speakers. She also used the opportunity to set the tone for the gathering and highlighted the challenges that athletics has in terms of women involvement.

Gauteng Sports Confederation board member, Moonira Ramathula shared her experience on the importance of Gender Equality in Sports. She emphasised that the federations must have equal opportunities and equal pay in competitions. The main point was around how to increase the number of women in leadership positions within the province.

“We need to get more female coaches at the grassroots level. We have to take the sport to the people especially in rural areas, we have a lot of talent but unfortunately, kids don’t have access to qualified coaches”. Said former Athlete and now coach, Geraldine Pillay during the Panel discussion.

Women in Sports Participation could do with support and equality through development programmes and accessibility to resources.

Gauteng Director of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Marissa Rose presented women with the of opportunities in sports such as Internships, Bursaries and competing in various competitions.

CGA Chairperson of Women Committee Karabo Mabilo concluded the seminar by thanking CGA Development Officer for organising such programmes to empower women in sport across the province.

Happy Women’s Month


Atiso Molefe
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CGA hosts Provincial Symposium at Sports House

Central Gauteng Athletics held the inauguration of the annual Provincial Technical Officials Symposium at Johannesburg Stadium on Saturday, 03 August 2019.
The Symposium saw registered and accredited Technical Officials across the province in attendance with a primary goal of engaging and discussing rules and regulations which governs the sport of athletics.

The Programme commenced at a high note with ASA Technical Committee member Sabata Khumalo sharing some of the insides from the National perspective and the report back on the 2019 ASA Symposium which was held at the end of May 2019. He further deliberated on the importance of officials and their role in the sport by mentioning that. “Our main duty is to create a conducive atmosphere to ensure that athletes to perform to the best of their ability.

An Official must not only understand and interpret the rules but also understand the role of various stakeholders such as administrators, coach and spectators.
The presenters on the day included the CGA Track and Field Chairperson Maggie Dicks who covered both the official opening of the symposium and important aspects to pay attention to when hosting an athletics competition.

To allow for discussion of rules the main section of the Symposium, CGA Technical Committee member Bruce Mpela facilitated group discussion and the following topics were assigned to the 7 groups: Road Running, Starters, Throws, Call Room, Horizontal Jumps, Time Keeping, Lap Scores.

A report back section from each group was very interesting with different perspective view on the implementation and understanding of the rules. Khumalo reiterated that the officials must note report back on the rule but report back on the challenges and advantages of the given rule.

In closing, General Manager of Central Gauteng Athletics, Mandla Radebe emphasised on the importance of officials’ knowledge and empowerment. As it was an inauguration event we will ensure that it is an annual programme over two days. He further referred to the notion that an athletics event is a show and all role players must play their part to excite the spectators and in turn be able to attract sponsorships.

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CGA support the Gauteng Rural Sport Development Programme

Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts and Recreation held the Gauteng Rural Sport Development Programme games with participation from rural Schools within Gauteng three traditional councils; Tshwane, West Rand and Sedibeng district. The districts competed for Championship Medals and Trophy in the athletics events of Track and Field that took place for over two days on Monday and Tuesday, 17 - 18 June 2019 at UJ Athletics Stadium in Johannesburg.

Central Gauteng Athletics Development Department supported the Rural Sport Games because of its primary objective of promoting athletics in every corner of the Province and to uncover the talent in the most rural areas which might be overlooked or ignored.

The Director of Sport Development at Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation, Mrs Marrissa Rose was amongst the officials on hand to witness the thrills and spills of the games and award medals and trophies to the participants.

During the interview with Mrs Marrissa Rose said: “The programme aims to revive the interest of sport within communities, increase participation and identify talented athletes, and also enhance the level of performance of talented athletes and coaches as well as to increase the rate of sports development within the province.”

Please find attached results here.


Rural Sport Development Programme 

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