2022 National Coaches Course: Registration Is Now Open

Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting the National Level 1 and 2 Coaches Course from 20 to 23 January 2022. The course will comprise virtual and physical sessions within the allowed COVID-19 numbers and protocols. This course is part of our annual capacity building programmes which is aimed at improving the performance and standard of coaches in the province.

The National Coaches Course will be held as follows:

  • Date: 20 to 23 January 2022
  • Time: 09h00- 16h00 daily
  • Venue: Recreation Hall, Germiston Stadium

Herewith, please find the attached National Coaches Course Registration form.

We would appreciate it if you can ensure that interested members of your club receive this information.

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

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics
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December 2021 – Update on 2022 Licenses

Dear Club Secretaries

Trust that you are keeping safe and in good health.

1. 2022 Permanent Licenses update

Firstly, we would like to thank all the clubs that have commenced the 2022 licensing ordering process and paid for both their Club Affiliation and Permanent Licences fees. We would like to encourage other clubs to ensure that the 2022 License orders and fees are paid and received before 10 December 2021 so that we finalise our order with Athletics South Africa for the 1st delivery. See the attached circular 52 from ASA for further details.

Please also note that due to the delay in delivering the 2022 Permanent Licenses, the 2021 Permanent Licenses will be valid till the end of February 2022.

Please see the below fees for 2022 as follows:

2022 Club Affiliation fees:

  • Community clubs are R450
  • Corporate/company clubs is R1,000
  • Newly approved clubs will pay a once-off fee of R114 for community clubs and R10,000 for company clubs

Permanent License Fees for 2022:

  • Seniors – R120
  • Juniors – R60

2. Ordering of 2022 Permanent Licenses

We have started the preparations for the 2022 Licensing Season. Clubs are requested to place their permanent license orders on the CGA online Athlete Registration System. This system is aimed at making the licensing process as smooth as possible for both CGA administration and clubs.

We would like to thank the clubs that have embraced and registered on the CGA Athlete Registration system as the world is now moving towards a digital sphere. As part of the athlete insurance it is very critical that Athletes are registered on the system and athlete registration forms are uploaded (this is important for insurance purposes).

2022 Permanent License Order forms will be generated by the online system and then clubs must forward to Katlego Mabe at mabe@centralgautengathletics.co.za. Please see the attached Manual to assist clubs to place their order on the system.

3. 2022 Coaches/Technical Officials Affiliation

Central Gauteng Athletics Coaches and Technical Officials affiliation closing date has been extended to the end of January 2022 to allow for coaches and Officials sufficient time to affiliate. See the attached affiliation forms with the new closing date.

Both the above affiliations will include the affiliation card, golf shirt, World Athletics Rule Book, ASA Rules and Regulation. We will also have an option for coaches and/or officials to buy the road Referees Bib and/ or CGA Winter Jacket at an additional subsidised cost.

4. CGA New Club Applications

Please find the below last list of New Clubs who Applied Process opened at the beginning of August 2021 and closed in October 2021. The following applications were received and recommended for membership with Central Gauteng Athletics:

  • Fleurhof Runners Club – The vest will be lime and black with black or lime shorts. This is a community club based in Ext 7, Fleurhof – Roodepoort
  • Malvern Athletics Club – The club vest will be red and black shorts. This is a community club based in Jeppestown – JHB
  • Inspire Athletics Club: The vest will be royal blue, black and neon green with royal blue shorts. This is a community club with disabled athletes based in Rynfield – Benoni
  • Warriors of West Athletics Club – The vest will be gold, black and grey with black shorts. This is a community-based club in Borwa – Westonaria
  • Mindful Runners Club – The club vest will be black and purple with blue trims. The shorts will be purple. This is a community and trail running dominated club base in the Greymont area – JHB
  • Origins Running Club – The vest will be white and shorts will be black. This is a community and trail running dominated club base in the Fourways area – JHB
  • Waterstone College athletics club – The vest will be royal blue with yellow borders down on the side with black shorts. This is a school-based club which is based in Kibler Park – JHB
  • Mogale Citizens Athletics Club – The vest will be yellow and brown with black or brown shorts. This club will be a community is based club in Azaadville in Mogale City – JHB
  • Hoerskool Die Anker Athletics Club – The vest will be navy blue and yellow with navy blue shorts. This is a school-based club in Brenthurst – Brakpan

Should any of the club colours clash with your club colours or object based on club demarcation, please send an objection to our office before 7 December 2021.

5. CGA New Banking Details

Please be informed that Central Gauteng Athletics has changed their bank to First National Bank as from the 1 of December 2012. All payments must be made to the below account details. Please use your full club name as the payment reference.

  • Account Name: Central Gauteng Athletics
  • Account Number: 62383418326
  • Bank: FNB
  • Branch: Germiston
  • Branch Code: 250 142
  • Account Type: Cheque Account
  • Reference: [Full Club Name]

For any further information on the above, please contact the office at 011 873 2726 or mandla@centralgautengathletics.co.za

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA and sister Provinces comes together to build Future Athletics Talent

CGA and sister Provinces comes together to build Future Athletics Talent

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Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) proudly hosted the 2021 Sub Youth Inter-Provincial Championships on Saturday, 27 November 2021 at Germiston Athletics Stadium.

Nine other athletics provinces accepted the invite and sent teams to compete at the championships with the clear aim of allowing developing athletes to compete between the age group of 7 to 13 years. These championships did not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the athletics family was very excited to be able to host these championships again.

Over 700 athletes from various provinces participated at the championships intending to better their previous performances of the 2019 Inter-Provincial Championships and were determined to set new performance standards in their respective age groups.

The overcast day started well for Phenyoentle Miyen of Central Gauteng, who secured a gold medal in the boys U13, running a distance of 200m hurdles clocking the time of 24.70 to break the 2019 record of 27.14 which was set by Christiaan van den Bergh of Central North West (ACNW) at Sasolburg. “I was shocked to hear that l broke the record, but as for me I was just showcasing my talent and giving all l have”, said Miyen at the post-event interview.

One of the hottest events that got the spectators to rise from stands was the Boys under 13 battle in the 100m sprint. Jayden Parken of Free State raced to a convincing victory equivalent to the previous record of Wally Ungerer of Vaal Triangle who set the record in 2008 in the time of 11:40.

Another stunning performance was the Girls under 11 in the 80m event, which saw Dena van der Merwe of Gauteng North clinching the first podium position clocking 10:10. She ripped off 37 seconds of her fellow provincial athlete and record holder Bruyn Nicola who set the record in 2010 in the time of 10.47 at Germiston Stadium.

The field event performances did not disappoint as Lune Coetzee of KwaZulu-Natal dominated the Girls under 9 Turbo Javelin event with the best attempt of 21.00m. She was followed by a strong challenge of Cleadon van Rooyen of Gauteng North who settled for the second podium place with 17.25m heave. Another highlight was the Shot Put throw by Chris-Mari Bezuidenhout of Mpumalanga who won the event in a distance of 13.54m.

Free State conquered the first spot on the medal tally and successfully dominated the medal tally with an overall of 15 medals (gold 8, silver 2, and bronze 5 medals). While AGN claims the second position with a total of 23 medals (gold 7, silver 9, and bronze 7 medals). The hosting province CGA showcased a very strong competition which ended up securing the third position on the medal tally with a total of 16 medals (gold 6, silver 7, and bronze 3 medals). We congratulate all athletes that took part in the championships.

During the morning overcast, the afternoon was marked with a consistent rain which led to the Organising Committee and CGA Track and Field Commission deciding to cancel the programme just before the finals of the 80m, 100m, and 1500m, and some of the field events. This decision was very critical as the safety of our young talent is important.

“Unfortunately, weather conditions were unfavourable to continue with the championships, we had to consider the safety of our athletes first which was even difficult for us to stop the event”, said Maggie Dicks, CGA Track and Field Chairperson during the post championships interview. She also announced that the 2022 Sub Youth Inter-Provincial Championships will be hosted by Athletics Mpumalanga.

Kind regards,

CGA Track & Field Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA and sister Provinces comes together to build Future Athletics Talent

CGA Women’s Committee Awareness: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Central Gauteng Athletics Women Committee has joined the United Nations in marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”. As the CGA Women’s committee we also participate in this awareness.

While pervasive, gender-based violence is not inevitable. It can and must be prevented. Stopping this violence starts with believing survivors, adopting comprehensive and inclusive approaches that tackle the root causes, transform harmful social norms, and empower women and girls.

It starts with us, the so-called emancipated. With survivor-centred essential services across different social sectors and sufficient financing for the women’s rights agenda, we can end gender-based violence.

Help us to support and empower the girl child with our hygiene pack drive by donating any of the following items at your leisure:

  • Sanitary Towels
  • Face cloths
  • Bath soap
  • Tampons
  • Body cream
  • Roll-on Deodorant
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes

You can drop off any of the above items at our CGA offices in Germiston Stadium.

This initiative is our support to underprivileged athletes in uplifting the girl child. The committee in collaboration with CGA Development will be hosting the Young Girls clinic on 8 December 2021 which will also be used to hand over the donated items to young girls in an underprivileged community. Further communication will be sent out regarding the planned handover.

Kind regards,

CGA Women Committee
Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA Set To Host The Inter-Provincial Championships

Central Gauteng Athletics is very excited to host the 2021 Sub-Youth Inter-Provincial Championships which will be held on Saturday, 27 November 2021 at Germiston Athletics Stadium.

The Championships are aimed at giving an opportunity to our young and developing athletes between the age group of 7 – 12 years to compete at the provincial level. This development competition is set to be exciting as athletes’ performance peaks up after experiencing a seat back and not competing due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak at the beginning of last year.

You are invited to cover the championships which are expected to be action-packed with great performances building up to assist athletes to regain form and also in preparation for the 2022 season.

Event details are as follows:

– Please bring along this invitation to serve as a Media Accreditation since the number of participants is restricted inside the stadium.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA Team for Sub Youth Inter-Provincial Championships 2021

We would like to congratulate all athletes and coaches from your club who are selected to represent the province at the Sub Youth (Primary Youth) Inter-Provincial Championships to be held on 27 November 2021 at Germiston Stadium.

The compulsory team meeting will be held on Sunday, 21 November 2021 at the CGA office in Germiston Stadium at 11h00 to give final team arrangements. Athletes are requested to bring their 2021 Permanent Licenses and copies of their birth certificates to the above-mentioned meeting. Please note that signing the Code of Conduct consent forms is compulsory to be signed by parents. If consent forms are not signed, an athlete will not be allowed to be part of the CGA team.

We would appreciate it if you could advise the selected athletes accordingly and revert back to our office with vest sizes (only athletes that were not selected for CGA teams in the past 3 years will get a vest only. This age group will not be getting a tracksuit).

Once again, congratulations to all selected athletes for the championships.

Herewith, please find the attached letter and CGA Team and the Inter-Provincial Programme for your attention.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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