Update on O.R. Tambo Soncini Games 2021 – Athletics Program

As Central Gauteng Athletics announced in early August 2021 of once again partnering with the Department of Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation Gauteng to host the 2021 OR Tambo Soncini Social Cohesion Games.

The games are an initiative by the provincial government as in October 2016 a Memorandum of Understanding between the Gauteng Province (Premier David Makhura) and the Emilia-Romagna Region (President Stefano Bonaccini), was signed for economic, social and technological cooperation.

Due to government procurement difficulties experienced by Municipalities and Provincial governments who are funders of the program, we have been unfortunately forced to postpone regional games for Ekurhuleni and West Rand as well as the provincial games by at least two weeks. The area/regional Games will now be held as follows:

AREA GAMES SELECTION – EKURHULENI
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
EKURHULENI REGIONAL GAMES 06 OCTOBER 2021 – VENUE TBC

32 BOYS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

32 GIRLS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

EKURHULENI ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/Ekurhulenientries
CLOSING DATE 05 OCTOBER 2021

 

AREA GAMES SELECTION – WEST RAND
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
WEST RAND REGIONAL GAMES 07 OCTOBER 2021 – RUIMSIG STADIUM

32 BOYS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

32 GIRLS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

MOGALE CITY ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/mogalecityentries
RAND WEST CITY ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/randwestcity
MERAFONG ENTRY LINK https://tinyurl.com/merafongentries
CLOSING DATE 06 OCTOBER 2021

 

O.R. TAMBO SONCINI PROVINCIAL GAMES
VENUE DATE NUMBER PER TEAM
GERMISTON STADIUM 23/24 OCTOBER 2021 – GERMISTON STADIUM

32 BOYS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

32 GIRLS (BORN 2006 / 2007)

 

Herewith, please find the attached events and standard programme for the area/regional games.

For any further information on the above, please contact our Development Department at 011 873 2726 or email siphiwes@centralgautengathletics.co.za

Kind regards,

CGA Development Department
Central Gauteng Athletics
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O.R. Tambo Soncini Games 2021

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 which will be held on the 06 and 07 October 2021 at Germiston Stadium, Ekurhuleni.

Just a brief background of the Games, in October 2016 a Memorandum of Understanding between the Gauteng Province (Premier David Makhura) and the Emilia-Romagna Region (President Stefano Bonaccini), signed economic, social and technological cooperation. One of the Initiatives in terms of sport in communities is the O.R. Tambo/ Soncini Social Cohesion Games that will be played annually in the month of October 2021 in Ekurhuleni.

The Games will have 5 other codes taking part with the focus age group for athletics being the under 16 (born in 2006 or 2007). Please note that part of the criteria of participation at these Games is that athletes must not have been selected to represent the Province at National Championships and/or South Africa at any international competition including School competitions.

All the Regional Municipalities within Gauteng province will be hosting their regional Games in order to select a team to participate at the provincial games to be held in October 2021 at Germiston Stadium. Due to the current lock-down restriction and regulations, athletes are required to pre-enter on the entry link of the respective region list below. The area/regional Games will be held as follows:

AREA GAMES SELECTION – EKURHULENI
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
Ekurhuleni Regional Games: 04 September 2021 – Germiston Stadium Boys: 32 || Girls: 32 (Born in 2006/2007)
Ekurhuleni Entry Link: https://tinyurl.com/Ekurhulenientries
Closing Date: 27 August 2021
AREA GAMES SELECTION – JOHANNESBURG
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
Johannesburg Regional Games: 11 September 2021 – Ruimsig Stadium Boys: 32 || Girls: 32 (Born in 2006/2007)
Johannesburg Entry Link: https://tinyurl.com/JHB-Soncini-entry
Closing Date: 03 September 2021
AREA GAMES SELECTION – WEST RAND
AREA PROPOSED DATE & VENUE NUMBER OF ATHLETES TO BE SELECTED
West Rand Regional Games: 18 September 2021 – Ruimsig Stadium Boys: 32 || Girls: 32 (Born in 2006/2007)
Mogale Entry Link: https://tinyurl.com/mogalecityentries
Rand West City Entry Link: https://tinyurl.com/randwestcity
Merafong Entry Link: https://tinyurl.com/merafongentries
Closing Date: 10 September 2021

Herewith, please find the attached events and standard programme for the area/regional games.

For any further information on the above, please contact our Development Department at 011 873 2726 or email siphiwes@centralgautengathletics.co.za

Kind regards,

CGA Development Department
Central Gauteng Athletics
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
Twitter: Central Gauteng Athletics
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CGA Host 2021 Track and Field Championships

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field will be hosting the Provincial Championships on 27 March 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

Following remarkable 5 leagues hosted since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, has displayed exceptional performance from athletes. The championships are expected to be very exciting as athletes are in good shape to compete and seek qualification for the national championships which are scheduled to take place on the 7 to 10 April 2021 in Paarl.

One of the rising stars, Lythe Pillay who ran an outstanding time 21:17 in 200m at CGA 2nd Track and Field Meeting will face off with Moss Mvuyo with 21:65 this season.

The highlight of the day will be the battle of long-distance runners between Demond Mokgobu, Mzazi Gladwin, Ryan Mphahlele, and Simon Sibeko challenging a distance of 5,000m senior men event. In 5,000m senior women, all eyes will be stared at Gene Coetzee with a curiosity to maintain her title over the Phalula twins, following her victory in the previous season at CGA provincial championships clocking a time of 17:17.09.

In the field event, this time Jason van Rooyen of UJ will be eager to take on the victory against his teammate Kyle Blignaut in the senior men’s shot put. Blignaut, who dominated throughout the CGA leagues against his training partner, including his winning of last week ASA Athletix Invitational Meeting with a heave distance of 20.85m. The athletes will be aiming to qualify for the Olympic Games later this year.

The battle of UJ training partners between Johnson Cheswell and Divan Manuel continues this weekend, this comes after Cheswell won a Long Jump Senior Men at Athletix Invitational Meeting hosted by Athletic South Africa on Tuesday. This time Manuel aims to improve his personal best of 8.02m which landed him in the second position against his rival Cheswell who leapt to 8.14m.

CGA 2019 Award winner Dane Roets will be showing off her fine talent in the U19 junior women discus event as she makes a return on the field for the first time this season.

Due to no spectators being allowed at the stadium, the track meet will be streamed live. CGA CHAMPIONSHIPS -27TH MARCH 2021 – PAY PER STREAM – BackTrack Sports

Herewith, please find the attached final 2021 Provincial Championships programme and starting sheet.

Looking forward to seeing you at the championships.

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics Track & Field Commission:
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
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Athletes Display Beautiful Performance at CGA Finale Track & Field League

CGA Finale Track & Field League 13 March 2021
Central Gauteng Athletics hosted its final league of 2021 CGA Track and Field season on the 13 March 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

With athletes from all over the country entered the event intending to better previous performances of CGA Track and Field leagues during this season of the Olympic year. CGA Track and Field commission confirmed that all the rules and regulations set out by ASA and Government were strictly adhered to at the competition venue.

The day opened with the glowing rising star Lythe Pillay with a good run out claiming his 2nd victory in the 400m Senior Men event. Pillay puts on an exceptional show to set his new personal best time of 0:45.53, following the first CGA Track and Field league where he achieved the time of 0:45.74 to qualify for the World Juniors Championships. South Africa’s 4x100m Olympic Games relay athlete, said was motivated to meet his fellow teammates during their first training session on Saturday, 20 February at the Tuks Athletics Stadium in preparation for the Olympic Games.

The shot put event was the toughest and straining event of the day when Kyle Blignaut took on his teammate Jason Van Rooyen of UJ and Heugene Murray of Benoni Northerns Athletics Club. However, Blignaut dominated the senior men to secure the first position at a distance of 20.50m. Van Rooyen showed good strength and the eager to claim the first position but a heave of 20:21m placed him in the second position with Murray securing the third position in the distance of 12.07m.

“We are happy that CGA is hosting the competition”, said Blignaut as they are trying to compete as much as possible to get back in shape as they are building up to the National Championships and qualifying for the Olympic Games later on this year.

Mine de Klerk (18) of Flammingo Athletics Club based in Welkom set a new record in the U19 Discuss event, in her second victory appearance at CGA first Track and Field league this season. De Klerk set a new record with a throw of 35.32m. She broke a record set by Simone du Toit in February 2006 of 35.07m. We are glad that we have provided a platform for athletes to compete and better their performances. We will ensure that all the protocols for the record recognition are submitted to ASA so that the record stands, said Maggie Dicks at the post-event interview.

Back on track, runners with different level of experience conclude the day in a 3,000m senior men event. Among the starting line-up, we had the 2019 Comrade Marathon winner Edward Mothibi who displayed a stable performance to secure the 7th position in the time of 08:25.75. Ryan Mphahlele took the race by storm when he accelerated from the leading group in the second lap to finish first in the time of 08:16.64. Simon Sibeko proved to be competitive throughout the race when he settled for second place for the 3rd time consecutively this season by clocking 08:25.75.

CGA General Manager, Mandla Radebe said that the athletes are very excited to compete and this is one of the major duties of the province, which is to create a platform for athletes to compete. This will also assist athletes in preparing and also qualify for International Competitions and Olympic Games. “Our next big event would be the provincial championships which would be held over two days on 26 and 27 of March. We are looking at making sure that the best athletes qualify and represent the province at the National Championships.”

Kind regards,

Central Gauteng Athletics Track & Field Commission:
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CGA Track & Field 3rd League set for 13 March 2021

Central Gauteng Athletics Track and Field will be hosting the 3rd league this season on 13 March 2021 at Boksburg Stadium.

This league meeting is set to be very exciting as athletes performance peak heading up to Provincial Championships scheduled for the 26 and 27 March 2021 and ultimately qualifying for National Championships which are set for early next month.

 

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

Athletes: https://tinyurl.com/13Marchathletesentry

Coaches: https://tinyurl.com/13march2021coachesentry

Registrations (Athletes): https://tinyurl.com/13march2021athleteregistration

Registrations (Coaches): https://tinyurl.com/13marchcoachesregistration

 

As we comply with COVID-19 regulations, coaches will also be required to register on the above link, however, only affiliated coaches will be allowed access to the stadium. Entries for coaches and athletes’ registration will be closed on 9 March 2021 at 16h00 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 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.

Herewith, please find the attached Programme for the Track and Field League to be held on 13 March 2021.

Kind regards,

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