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

Zet Sinqe Series sets streets of Kagiso alight

The first of the two Zet Sinqe Series events were hosted in near perfect conditions on Sunday 25 August outside the Kagiso Sports complex. After the 5km fun run, it was down to the real reason why the Zithulele Sinqe Foundation in conjunction with Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the event, the Street Mile for age groups U13 right through to U19.

There were some impressive performances in particular in the U13 boys and girls where Temoso Modisamongwe and Khentsoni Mthombo ran 5:17 and 5:46 respectively.

“We are delighted by some of the results and the excitement from the youngsters,” said CGA General Manager, Mandla Radebe. “This is what we want to see.”

A total of around 100 youngsters raced in the various age categories in what was another coup, full road closure for a street mile.

“This is what my father wanted to see and do, this is why we started the Zithulele Sinqe Foundation,” enthused Zintle Sinqe with the broadest smile on her face. “We know we have lots of work to do, but the cornerstone has been laid and we are really excited about what has happened today.”

The final race of the day, the U19 Men had the supporters jumping up and down as it became a race to the line which in the end was won, just, by Ntokozo Sibiya, edging Prince Meabela by 2 seconds, 4:36 to 4:38.

The Zithulele Sinqe Foundation has as its vision and objective the identifying and nurturing of young athletic talent with a long term view to not only develop athletic talent but also to assist in the furthering of the education of this young talent. To this end, the Foundation and CGA are making contact with schools who have athletics bursaries on offer and asking that they send their scouts to the races so that the talent could hopefully find a home to nurture both the athletic and the academic side of the youngsters.

The next event is at Orange Farm on Saturday 12 October.

Results
U13 Girls:

  1. Khentsomi Mthombo 05:46
  2. Kitso Gaorekwe 06:05
  3. Sibonga Dlamini 06:17
  4. Kuketso Dlikilili 06:26
  5. Ofentse Mashau 06:27

U13 Boys:

  1. Temoso Modisamongwe 05:17
  2. Lesego Thapane 05:28
  3. Njabulo Hlatshwayo 05:34
  4. Paballo Mmatle 05:50
  5. Xolani Zwane 05:59

U15 Girls:

  1. Palesa Lelimo 05:26
  2. Phemelo Matshaba 05:55
  3. Khanysile Seleka 06:20
  4. Rethabile Tjale 06:33
  5. Ntombizodwa Gabuza 06:44

U15 Boys:

  1. Retsepile Fanisa 04:52
  2. Thabiso Sefatsa 05:33
  3. Amandla Mogwara 06:32

U17 Girls:

  1. Felicia Ndou 06:29
  2. Paulinah Mokaba 06:46
  3. Maleboya Matshaba 08:01

U17 Boys:

  1. Sibusiso Sthole 04:52
  2. Sipho Mabulane 04:55
  3. Otlotlageng Motselo 04:58
  4. Sego Nxumalo 05:10
  5. Kabelo Hlalane 05:12

U19 Girls:

  1. Ntombenhle Seabi 05:36
  2. Lebogang Ramele 05:38
  3. Dilight Ncube 05:41

U19 Boys:

  1. Ntokozo Sibiya 04:36
  2. Prince Meabela 04:38
  3. Muzi Sikude 04:48

This press release issued by Central Gauteng Athletics on behalf of the Zithulele Sinqe Foundation and CGA.

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

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

The Zithulele Sinqe Foundation will be hosting its first Zet Sinqe Series Run, in partnership with Central Gauteng Athletics

Central Gauteng Athletics has partnered with Zithulele Sinqe Foundation to host a 2 series Development races on the 25 August and 12 October 2019 respectively. The series will be in honour of the late Zithulele Sinqe who was our former CGA Cross Country vice-chairperson, a dedicated development coach with IAAF Level 2 Coach qualification.

The late Sinqe has achieved great times as an athlete and was amongst the best in the middle and long-distance running this country has ever produced. 
Zet Sinqe Series Runs will consist of 5km which is open to all age categories and the 1.6km Street Mile catering for under 13, 15, 17 and 19-year-olds.

There will be 2 races hosted in the series for 2019 which will be held as follows:

  • Series 1 – Kagiso Sports Complex in Kagiso, 25 August 2019
  • Series 2 – Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm, 12 October 2019

Herewith, please find the attached flyer for further information. We hope to see you at the races!

For any further information on the above, please contact the Development Officer at 011 873 2726, siphiwes@centralgautengathletics.co.za, or alternatively email enquiries@sinqe.co.za

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

Launch of the Zet Sinqe Series Runs in partnership with CGA

Johannesburg: Zithulele Sinqe Foundation in partnership with Central Gauteng Athletics held a media launch on the 10 July 2019 at Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium to honour and continue the legacy of the late Zithulele Sinqe. Sinqe was the former CGA Cross Country vice-chairperson and a qualified IAAF Level 2 Coach.

The launch proceedings were directed by Mosibodi Whitehead and opened the launch by quoting best performances achieved by Sinqe during his running times. He was amongst the best in the middle and long-distance running this country has ever produced.

Zet Sinqe Series Runs will consist of 5km which is open to all age categories and the Mile catering for under 13, 15, 17 and 19-year-olds. For 2019, there will be 2 races hosted in the series which will be held as follows:

  • Series 1- Kagiso Sports Complex in Kagiso, 25 August 2019
  • Series 2 – Chris Hani Sports Complex in Orange Farm, 12 October 2019

The series has two main elements, one is the development element and the second one is the mass participation and the health aspects.

At the launch, Zintle Mokoka the daughter of late Zithulele Sinqe who is also a founding member of the Foundation said the series runs was initiated to identify the young talent and create a path to better their lives through athletics. This is was Zithulele believed in. She added that we need corporates to come in and be part of this initiative.

“Zithulele was one of the top athletes in the world and he has also contributed to the development of CGA. As the province, we are very excited about this initiative as it supports development programme and assisting us to fast track development. This programme will be able to develop young stars in terms of athletics but also taking them to schools knowing there is life after athletics”. Said CGA President James Moloi.

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

SPAR Tembisa CGA 1 Mile Road Championships

The SPAR Tembisa Mile will incorporate the Central Gauteng Athletics 1 Mile Road Championships.

Race Date: Sunday 27 October 2019.

Race day program:

  • 07:00 – 10km Run/Walk – Mass participantion.

1 Mile Races:

  • 08:45 – Girls U/10 – (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • 09:00 – Boys U/10 – (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • 09:15 – Girls U/13 – (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • 09:30 – Boys U/13 – (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • 09:45 – Girls U/15 – (2004, 2005)
  • 10:00 – Boys U/15 – (2004, 2005)
  • 10:15 – Grils U/19 – (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • 10:30 – Boys U/19 – (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • 10:45 – 1 Mile Race Walk
  • 11:00 – Elite Women – INVITATION
  • 11:15 – Elite Men – INVITATION
  • 11:30 – Prize Giving Ceremony for all events!

Registrations / Entries to open on Monday, 1 July 2019.

Thanks to our sponsors & partners :
#SPARNorthRand | City of Ekurhuleni Department of Sports and Recreation | Leso Estates | Zamokuhle Private Hospital | Mathews & Mathews Marketing | Coca Cola Beverages ZA | #CGA | Tembisa Athletics Club

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

Soweto Marathon Entry forms are available at CGA offices

Soweto Marathon entries are also available at Central Gauteng Athletics offices in Germiston Stadium, Delville Road North. Be part of the People’s race as the entries are closed on 31 July 2019. The 26th running of the Soweto Marathon will take place on 3rd November 2019 from the iconic venue FNB Stadium in Soweto.

Distance & Entry Fee:

10km:

  • R180 (60+ or Student – R150)
  • Africa – R350
  • International – R550

21.1km:

  • R220 (60+ or Student – R180)
  • Africa – R400
  • International – R600

42.2km Marathon:

  • R300 (60+ or Student – R250)
  • Africa – R450
  • International – R650

Venue: FNB Stadium, Nasrec Road, Johannesburg, South Africa
Start Time:
 42.2km Marathon – 5:30 am; 
21.1km Half Marathon – 6:30am; 
10km – 7am

Be part of people’s race – A movement Greater than yourself.

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

A Big Congrats to our CGA runners for participating at the 94th Comrades Marathon

Central Gauteng Athletics takes a moment to honour and congratulate all CGA athletes and provincial board members that participated at the 94th Comrade Marathon.

Indeed it takes a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and dedication to run a distance of 87km race. The courage of these individuals and patriots have placed the province and the country in high regards of world athletics, comments of CGA President James Moloi just after the ultimate human race.

CGA would like to send a special congratulations to Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn for their exceptional performance and ultimately crowned as champions of 2019 Comrades Marathon. We celebrate the dominance of CGA runners in the top 10 and in the category prizes.

The Vice President of CGA and legendary Comrades runner Mr George Lamb sends words of encouragement to all runners who missed the finish line cut off time which was exactly 12 hours with the following words: You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start in order to be great.

Runners had different motives behind running this ultimate human race, as some are for personal achievement, while others to raise funds for their communities, and in honour of representing their own Provinces and Countries.

All Athletes who are interested in running are encouraged to join the Clubs in order to obtain permanent licenses and comply with jurisdiction.
See all the highlights of Refreshment statistics participation at the Comrades Marathon 2019 on CGA Facebook and Twitter pages.

Kind regards,

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

Best Wishes for CGA Runners at Comrades Marathon 2019

Dear Club Secretaries

On behalf of Central Gauteng Athletics President James Moloi, Management Board and Staff, we would like to wish all CGA Runners taking part at 2019 Comrades Marathon best wishes. We know that you will represent the province of champions well at the ultimate human race.

Central Gauteng Athletics has over 60% runners taking part at this year’s Comrades Marathon.

Through the partnership with MTN Foundation, CGA powered by MTN Foundation will be having a stand at Comrades Marathon Expo.

Please visit the stand and be part of the CGA Support Project.

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