CGA Track and Field Talent Identification Event, 19 Nov 2011

Central Gauteng Athletics in conjuction with the University of Johannesburg is preparing for the talent identification Track & Field meeting. 

The event targets kids in the age group 6 - 17 years who never participated  in the any track & field event and also those that might have potential talent in any of these events. 

The event will be held at the famous University of Johannesburg Track & Field Stadium, Soweto Campus on the 19 November 2011.

The events to focus on are the following:

  • Sprints
  • Middle & Long Distances
  • Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jumps & high Jumps
  • Throws: Javelin, Discuss & Shot Put
  • Talent Identification techniques

The plan is to consolidated the potential athletes of the day and channel them to one of the academy structure to be finalised by Provincial Department of Sports, Education together with the Central Gauteng Athletics. Also the aim is to emphasise the synergy and importance of sports and education. The meeting will also be of importance to the schools track & field calendar which commence from early February 2012.

The legends such as Zithulele Sinqe, Hendrick Ramalla, Olympian Hezekiel Sepeng, Gilbert Mashaba, Rene Kalmer, Phalula Twins Lebo and Lebogang are amongst the top athletes that will be attending with aim to inspire these kids.
Schools from neighbouring areas particularly Soweto are encouraged to bring their kids. Other educational institution such as University of Johannesburg and Colleges will be present to assess how they could get involve on the kids progress from an early age of these kids.
Central Gauteng Athletics is proud to share that the likes of Thato Makhafola, Slyvia Tshetlanyane, Mapaseka Makhanya and others are the products of this programme.

Central Gauteng Athletics will be providing transport to cater all areas that fall under its jurisdiction like the Ekurhuleni, Midrand, Joburg Central, South and North, and West Rand.

The event will be held under ASA & CGA rules respectively.

Spectators over 18 years will pay R10.00.

The programme starts from 08:30 – 16:00.

For further information people can contact CGA office on 0118732726.


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