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
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