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 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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CGA Sub Youth Championships and Absa Durban 10km CITYRUN

Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the 2021 CGA Track and Field Sub Junior Championships at Germiston on Saturday 30 October 2021. Herewith, please find the attached results below.

CGA Track and Field season has produced exceptional performances building up towards the selection for the different championships and also a chance to represent the province at the South African championships and also a chance to represent South Africa at various international championships such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and U20 World Championships.

The CGA Sub Youth Inter-Provincial Team will be announced in due time.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the athletes who put their effort to represent a province at the ASA 10km Championships which has been incorporated into the Absa Durban 10k CITYRUN, on Sunday 31 October 2021.

Please find attached results for Absa Durban 10k CITYRUN below.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA concludes O.R. Tambo Soncini Games 2021

CGA O.R. Tambo Soncini Games 2021 (4)

Central Gauteng Athletics has once again partnered with the Gauteng Department of Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation to host the O.R. Tambo Soncini Social Cohesion Games. The participating regions from Gauteng Provinces namely West Rand, Sedibeng, Johannesburg Tshwane and Ekurhuleni with the 6th team being School Sports Team. The regions competed in Track and Field discipline over two days, Saturday and Sunday, 23 – 24 October 2021 at Germiston Athletics Stadium in Ekurhuleni.

The games consist of 6 sporting codes namely; athletics, swimming, chess, rugby, netball and football, which took part with the focus age group for athletics being the under 16 (born in 2006 or 2007)

The hosting region Ekurhuleni was very strong and ended up securing the second position with a total of 18 medals (gold 11 and silver 7 medals). While Sedibeng region claims the top three medals tally spot with a total of 19 Medals (gold 6, silver 7 and bronze 6 medals). School Sport conquered to secure the first spot on the medal tally and successfully dominated the medal tally with an overall of 27 medals (gold 16, silver 5 and bronze 6 medals).

Mrs Marissa Rose, Director of Sport Development at Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation confirmed that the purpose of the Games is aimed at reviving sports within communities, increasing participation and identifying talented athletes.

Central Gauteng Athletics Development Officer Siphiwe Sikhosana was pleased with the level of performance and the talent unearthed during the Games. “As the Federation, we will now ensure that the talented athletes are channelled to various local clubs including athletes with disabilities who were part of the Games.”, said Skhosana.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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Athletes are energized as fans returned to stadium

CGA - A leading group in 1,500m boys U13 - Tyran Brooks, Marthinus, Bouwer, and Nathan Walsh

A leading group in 1,500m boys U13 – Tyran Brooks, Marthinus, Bouwer, and Nathan Walsh

Central Gauteng Athletics proudly hosted the 2nd Track and Field event of the 2021/2022 season on Saturday, 16 October 2021 at Rumsig Stadium.

The 2nd league of CGA Sub Youth welcomed the return of supporters for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19 in a pilot for returning spectators to sports events. This comes after the government gazetted on Monday 11 October that a maximum of 2000 spectators will be allowed to the stadium. ASA confirmed through a media statement that all necessary COVID-19 protocols will be followed in implementing and welcoming spectators.

Starting off the first event with the development competitions running a distance of 60m. Le-Lancia Woest of IRUN did well to secure her title in the girls U7 category clocking an impressive time of 10.45. In the boy’s race, Chirstaan Pretorius of I Have Talent burst from the gun, finishing straight with a brilliant time of 10.17 Tailwind.

One of the hottest events that took spectators to rise from the grant stand was the Boys U17 100 meters final heat, which saw Samkelo Dlamini of FFA proved to be the fastest kicker, beating Jaden Van Berg of Monnas with a tight finish of 10.73 and 10.79 respectively. The 3rd placed Jonathan Kivido of Brakpan finished more than 9 seconds behind Dlamini and Van Berg. “I think l could have done much better but am proud of my performance.”, said Dlamini during the post-event interview.

In the U17 girls, Jenna Boruvka of Boksburg raced to a convincing victory in the 200m event clocking 24.50, holding off a challenge of Karabo Matlhake of Podium Athletics Club who finished second in the time of 25.27.

Junior Athlete Kamohelo Tsotetsi of Tembisa Athletics Club and Murudu Tshepo of Ubuhle Athletics Club, broke into a sprint finish in the home straight in the 400m to clock 52.46 and dominating the boy’s U17 category. Hannah Van Niekerk of Boksburg Athletic Club triumphed the same distance of 400m girls U17 in a time of 58.37, while Kaylee Le Roux of Germiston Callies Athletics Club settle for the second position in 59.19.

Another stunning performance was the 5km race walk, which saw the spectators’ uproar the name of Lee Nyathi of Waterfall City Athletics Club when she ultimately won without any opposition in a time of 29:19.59. In the post-event interview, Nyathi indicated that she never thought she will win the race. She was happy with the fitness so far.

In the Field events, Samkelo Dlamini who also won the 100m events also dominated the long jump event with the best attempt of 7.35m. He was followed by a strong challenge of Ethan Burger who finished second with a 6.42m jump. Another highlight was the Shot Put performance of Domonique Nel of UJ who won the event in a distance of 10.84m.

The 5,000m junior men event was the awaited race of the day that saw Kamogelo Mabaso of East Athletic Club clocking 16:20 followed closely by Marnu Vermaak of Murray and Robert who secured the second position. Mabaso proved his strength when he accelerate in the last 400m to finish first in a time of 16:20. Mziwabo Mlilo of Cool Running finished 3rd to settle the race in the time of 16:40.

CGA chairperson of Track and Field, Maggie Dicks thanked all the athletes, coaches and spectators who took the time to come and support the league and our athletes. Overall the event was a success, and we are happy with the build-up to the Provincial Championships which will be held on 30 October 2021 and the Inter Provincials scheduled on 27 November 2021.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission
Central Gauteng Athletics
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