CGA Hosts 2021 Newton Classic Shoot-Out

CGA Newton Shoot-Out

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field is very excited to have partnered with Newton Agencies and BackTrack Sports on hosting the 2021 Newton Classic Shoot-Out which will be held at Boksburg Stadium on 05 March 2021 and 16 March 2021 respectively.

This invitational meeting will offer additional competition opportunities to our athletes to prepare for various National and International competitions. The meeting will have the following age groups: Elite Invitational, Open Invitational B, Juniors, and CGA Development category.

See the attached Event Programmes below for the Newton Classic Shoot-Out Series.

The event will be following strict safety protocols as per ASA and Government COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the below General Information and regulations to be adhered to at the competition venue:

  1. NO MASK. NO ENTRY
  2. SANITIZE YOUR HANDS AT ALL TIMES
  3. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 2M AT ALL TIMES
  4. ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TWO VALID 2020 ASA LICENSE NUMBER- NO TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL BE ON SALE
  5. NO SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
  6. COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE COMPLETED BY ATHLETES, TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AND REGISTERED COACHES BEFORE ENTERING THE STADIUM
  7. ONLY PRE-ENTRIES, NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION
  8. ONLY PRE-REGISTERED AND AFFILIATED ASA/CGA COACHES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE STADIUM
  9. NO COACH WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE COMPETITION AREA
  10. ATHLETES TO REPORT ONE HOUR BEFORE THEIR EVENT TO THE OUTSIDE CALLROOM (REGISTRATION TABLE)
  11. NO FOOD/ TUCKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STADIUM- PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS
  12. FIELD ATHLETES MUST MAKE SURE THE IMPLEMENT ARE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH ATTEMPT
  13. ATHLETES CAN ONLY REMOVE THE MASK WHEN COMPETING AND PUT BACK AS SOON AS HE/SHE IS FINISHED WITH THE ATTEMPT OR RACE

We would appreciate it if you can share this information with your respective athletes and coaches.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: Central Gauteng Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics
YouTube: Central Gauteng Athletics

Exceptional performances at the 2nd CGA Track & Field League Meeting

Central Gauteng Athletics kept the momentum of athletes with the 2nd CGA Track and Field event held this past Saturday, 27 February 2021 at Boksburg Stadium. The 2nd Track and Field event of an Olympic year comes a week after a very successful 1st league of this season.

After all, participants adhered to the COVID-19 safety protocols, what can be classified as a competitive event commenced on track in the middle distance was the 5,000m Senior women. Farida Zwane finished 3rd in the time of 17:53.87 behind the delightful Phalula twins, Lebo and Lebogang Phalula. The twins also dominated the CGA 2021 Cross Country Champs held early this year in the senior women category 10km event claiming the top 3 positions. Lebo was the better performer of the twins clocking 17:18.32 and Lebogang settling for the second position in the time of 17:43.29.
“Today’s race was intended to better our performances since they’re no any opened races, but we continue to train smart in order to stay away from the injuries”, said Lebo Phalula during the post-event interview.

In the 5,000m senior men’s event, we saw a rocket start of 27 runners on the line-up, included distance runners Mzazi Gladwin, Dylan van der Merwe, and Simon Sibeko competing for the first position. All athletes in the start list were eager to win the race but Mzazi of Boxer Athletics Club proved to be more eager to cling the win at a brilliant pace of 14:34.66. The second place was claimed by Sibeko of QUITECOOL Athletics Club, in the time of 14:34.66, improved from his 1st 2021 CGA Track and Field league performance of 14:39.70.

Among the favourite race of the day was the Senior Women’s 200m event which saw Tamzin Thomas and Nikiwe Mongwe head to head. On the day, Thomas was the better performer for the day in the time of 23.93 and Mongwe taking the second position clocking 24.46. In the post-interview, Thomas said that she is grateful for CGA to have events so that they can prepare or qualify for major international competitions such as the Olympics.

A well-known 400m meter specialist, Lythe Pillay, was keen to contest in the 200m Junior men’s event which he last ran over 2 years ago. After a sensational performance in his heat with the time of 21.17, Pillay faced off with Mvuyo Moss in the finals determined to win the 200m finals. Moss started to display his strength in the last 60m to take the lead from Pillay to finish first in the time of 21.06, and Pillay secured the second position in a time of 21.13.

Being the first time this season a distance of a mile is included in the league programme, saw a very competitive battle in the senior men category between Nkosinathi Sibiya, Maxime Chaumeton, and Nicholas Whittaker. Nhlanhla Dlamini who was pacing his teammate, Sibiya on the day and lead the first two laps before dropping out of the race to allow to Sibiya secure his gold position in the time of 04:03.56. Chaumeton had to settle for the second position in the time of 04:06.92 and Whittaker who is still a junior clocking an impressive 04:12 to be the 3rd finish in the race.

Herewith the link for all CGA Track and Field Meeting results: https://tinyurl.com/CGAtrackandfieldesultshistory

CGA 2nd Track & Field League Senior Women on Track

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: Central Gauteng Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics
YouTube: Central Gauteng Athletics

2nd CGA Track & Field League – 27 February 2021

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field will be hosting the 2nd league this season on 27th February 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

Following a very successful 1st league of the season held last weekend, athletes are looking forward to competing, and most importantly qualifying for continental and international competitions including Olympic Games. We are looking forward to yet another great track meeting.

 

The event will be a pre-entries only, athletes and coaches can enter using this link:

Athletes: Click Here

Coaches: Click Here

Registrations (Athletes): Click Here

Registrations (Coaches): Click Here

 

As part of complying with COVID-19 regulations, coaches will also be required to register on the above link. Only affiliated coaches will be allowed access to the stadium. Entries for coaches and athletes’ registration will be closed on the 25th February 2021 or as the participants limit has been reached.

No spectators will be allowed at the stadium. The entry fee for athletes is R20, and no temporary licenses will be sold for this event.

The event will be following strict safety protocols as per ASA and Government Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the below General Information and regulations to be adhered to at the competition venue:

  1.  NO MASK. NO ENTRY
  2. SANITIZE YOUR HANDS AT ALL TIMES
  3. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 2M AT ALL TIMES
  4. ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TWO VALID 2020 ASA LICENSE NUMBER – NO TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL BE ON SALE
  5. NO SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
  6. COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE COMPLETED BY ATHLETES, TECHNICAL OFFICIALS, AND REGISTERED COACHES BEFORE ENTERING THE STADIUM ( SEE THE ATTACHED FORM)
  7. ONLY PRE-ENTRIES, NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION, ENTRY FEE IS R20 PER ATHLETE
  8. ONLY PRE-REGISTERED AND AFFILIATED ASA/CGA COACHES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE STADIUM
  9. NO COACH WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE COMPETITION AREA
  10. ATHLETES TO REPORT ONE HOUR BEFORE THEIR EVENT TO THE OUTSIDE CALLROOM (Registration Table)
  11. NO FOOD/TUCKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STADIUM – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS
  12. WARM-UP AREA WILL BE ON LONG JUMP AND POLE VAULT RUN-UP AT THE BACK OF THE TRACK
  13. FIELD ATHLETES MUST MAKE SURE THE IMPLEMENT ARE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH ATTEMPT
  14. ONLY 4 ATTEMPTS FOR ALL FIELD EVENTS AND HIGH JUMP AS PER THE RULES
  15. ALL SPRINT EVENTS: ONLY 4 ATHLETES PER HEAT WILL BE ALLOWED
  16. ALL MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES: ONLY 10 ATHLETES PER HEAT
  17. ATHLETES CAN ONLY REMOVE THEIR MASK WHEN COMPETING AND PUT BACK AS SOON AS HE/SHE IS FINISHED WITH THE ATTEMPT OR RACE

We would appreciate it if you can share this information with your respective athletes and coaches.

Herewith, please find the attached updated 2021 Track and Field Fixtures and Programme for the Track and Field League to be held on the 27th February 2021.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 27th February 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: Central Gauteng Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics
YouTube: Central Gauteng Athletics

Athletes Excited As CGA Host Its 1st Track & Field Of The Season

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field season hit the ground with a bang on Saturday 20 February 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

This time CGA Track and Field attracts all athletes across the neighbour provinces including 7 international athletes from Qatar and Italy respectively. Qatar was the host of the 2019 World Athletics (IAAF) Championships that saw great performances despite the humid weather conditions.

In following the COVID-19 regulations, there were no spectators allowed at the stadium to experience these great performances. CGA had partnered with Backtrack and FitGen to bring this exciting action through live streaming. The full competition will be also available on Central Gauteng Athletics’ YouTube channel.

The day started well for South African long-distance runner Irvette van Zyl of Nedbank AGN who secured first position in the 5,000m Senior Women category clocking 16:55.10. Van Zyl displayed her strength from the start of 100m taking a lead from her teammate Stella Marais who secured the second position in a time of 17:29.80 after a very competitive battle with Cornelia Joubert who settled for the third position in the time of 18:20.

The event of the day has to be the 5,000m Senior Men category, which was classified as a do or die event among the two training partners Precious Mashele and Desmond Mokgobu from the training group of the renowned athlete Hendrick Ramaala. Mashele accelerated from Mokgobu in the 8th lap and maintained the pace without looking back with an exceptional performance of 14:11.40. Mokgobu did not disappoint in giving Mashele a hard time as he settled in second position clocking 14:34.90, while the focus was on two training partners Marco Bucarizza appeared unanticipated towards the finish line clocking 4:56.60.

Another stunning performance was long jump senior men that showcased the battle of Gauteng Universities (UJ and Tuks), which saw UJ athlete Johnson Cheswell, Pretorious Fredriech of Tuks, and Schultz Christiaan of UJ battling it out for the top position. Fredriech’s strategy paid off in the 3rd attempt which was exceptional to secure the second position for him in the distance of 6.88m. Christiaan of who is in fine form claimed the third position in 5.68m. Cheswell claimed the first position with 8.18m following his early 3rd position in the senior men 100m in the time of 10.89.
Lythe Pillay closed the day with the 400m senior men event in style, as he confirmed during the warm-up session that today’s event will be filled with excitement: “You gonna see a show”. He was faced with the likes of Ibrahim Ismail of Qatar who took the event by storm, leading the race up to the first 250m mark. Pillay’s face was tense and full of determination as he closed the gap in the last 150m to the finish line clocking 45.74. Ismail was left with disbelieve to settle for the second position in the time of 47.17.

Kind regards,

CGA Track and Field Commission:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Email: media@centralgautengathletics.co.za
Twitter: Central Gauteng Athletics
Facebook: Central Gauteng Athletics
YouTube: Central Gauteng Athletics

Resuming of 2021 CGA Track & Field Season – 20 February 2021

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field season has been given a green light to resume, with the first Track and Field Meeting scheduled on the 20 February 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

Following weeks of efforts engaging with Ekurhuleni Municipality with great consideration of our athletes especially those that are looking forward to qualifying for continental and international competitions including Olympic Games to have some form of competition. We are looking forward to this competition and looking forward to having a great track meeting.

The event will be a pre-entries only, athletes and coaches can enter using this link:

Athletes: https://tinyurl.com/20feb2021Athletes

Coaches: https://tinyurl.com/coaches20feb

Registrations (Athletes): https://tinyurl.com/20febathletesregistrations

Registrations (Coaches): https://tinyurl.com/20febcoachesregistrations

As part of complaining about COVID-19 regulations, coaches will also be required to register on the above link. Only affiliated coaches will be allowed access to the stadium. Entries for coaches and athletes’ registration will be closed on the 17 February 2021.

No spectators will be allowed at the stadium. The entry fee for athletes is R20 and no temporary licenses will be sold for this event.

The event will be following strict safety protocols as per ASA and Government COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the below General Information and regulations to be adhered to at competition venue:

  1.  NO MASK. NO ENTRY
  2. SANITIZE YOUR HANDS AT ALL TIMES
  3. KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 2m AT ALL TIMES
  4. ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE TWO VALID 2020 ASA LICENSE NUMBER- NO TEMPORARY LICENSES WILL BE ON SALE
  5. NO SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
  6. COVID-19 HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE TO BE COMPLETED BY ATHLETES, TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AND REGISTERED COACHES BEFORE ENTERING THE STADIUM ( SEE THE ATTACHED FORM)
  7. ONLY PRE-ENTRIES, NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY OF COMPETITION, ENTRY FEE IS R20 PER ATHLETE
  8. ONLY PRE REGISTERED AND AFFILIATED ASA/CGA COACHES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE STADIUM
  9. NO COACH WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE COMPETITION AREA
  10. ATHLETES TO REPORT ONE HOUR BEFORE THEIR EVENT TO THE OUTSIDE BALLROOM (Registration Table)
  11. NO FOOD/ TUCKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE STADIUM- PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS
  12. WARM-UP AREA WILL BE ON LONG JUMP AND POLE VAULT RUN-UP AT THE BACK OF THE TRACK
  13. FIELD ATHLETES MUST MAKE SURE THE IMPLEMENT ARE SANITIZED BEFORE EACH ATTEMPT
  14. ONLY 4 ATTEMPTS FOR ALL FIELD EVENTS AND HIGH JUMP AS PER THE RULES
  15. ALL SPRINT EVENTS ONLY 4 ATHLETES PER HEAT WILL BE ALLOWED
  16. ALL MIDDLE DISTANCE RACES ONLY 10 ATHLETES PER HEAT
  17. ATHLETES CAN ONLY REMOVE THE MASK WHEN COMPETING AND PUT BACK AS SOON AS HE/SHE IS FINISHED WITH THE ATTEMPT OR RACE

We would appreciate if you can share this information with your respective athletes and coaches.

Herewith, please find the attached updated 2021 Track & Field Fixtures, and Programme for the Track & Field League to be held on 20 February 2021.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th February 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

Kind regards,

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

Postponement of CGA Track and Field 2021 Inaugural Meet

Central Gauteng Athletics planned Track and Field league Meeting for the 23 January 2021 is, unfortunately, postponement till further notice.

In the past few weeks our efforts of engaging with Ekurhuleni Municipality with great consideration of our athletes especially those that are looking forward to qualifying for continental and international competitions including Olympic Games to have some form of competition. The last announcement by President Ramaphosa following the second wave outbreak and the adjusted alert level 3, the Municipality who are the owners of the facility has not approved the use of the stadium for competitions. We are also in conversation with the University of Johannesburg regarding the use of their facilities which is also not available due to the current alert level 3.

As part of contributing to the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic we have accepted the disapproval by Ekurhuleni Municipality on using the stadium for competitions till the next expected address by President Ramaphosa on the National State of Disaster before the 15 February 2021 and hopefully the lowering of the alert levels to allow for competitions. We will keep the clubs updated on the developments in this regard.

We, therefore, reiterate that as much as our athletes’ need to have competition, the lives of our athletes, coaches, technical officials and the office staff is our priority, we will continue to protect our members from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Herewith, please find the attached updated Track and Field Fixtures for 2021 and the ASA recent Circular regarding the suspension of events for 2 weeks.

Kind regards,

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