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
Facebook: 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
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
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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