CGA Hosts yet another successful Awards Ceremony

Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the prestigious Annual Gala Dinner on the 26 November 2016 at Gold Reef City Casino. The awards were in honour of the provincial Technical Officials, Coaches, administrators and athletes that participated at various South African Championships and represented South Africa internationally.

The President of Central Gauteng Athletics, James Moloi, during the opening and welcome address acknowledged the contribution and role played by, government, corporate sponsors and the media in growing athletics. He further wished all the nominees good luck as they have worked very hard during this Olympic year.

The occasion was attended and supported by the MMC of Community Development in the City of Joburg, Honorable Clr. Nonhlanhla Sifumba and the president of Athletics South Africa, Mr. Aleck Skhosana. Both the above dignitaries delivered a touching message to the athletes and the guest present at the function. The ASA president confirmed that CGA is one of the ASA provincial member that has been consistent in delivering a huge number of athletes for the ASA teams. MMC, CLr. Sifumba offered her keynote address which was mainly covering the support of the city to sports structures and she confirmed that the City has placed the sports facilities shortage on top of the priority list.

Athletes and the year and category winners are as following:

CATEGORY WINNERS  

MOST PROMISING JUNIOR MALE 2016

Name

Surname

Derrick

Mokaleng

 

MOST PROMISING JUNIOR FEMALE 2016

Name Surname

Armoure

Le Roux

 

JUNIOR MALE ATHLETE OF 2016

Name Surname

Kabelo

Melamu

 

JUNIOR FEMALE ATHLETE of 2016

Name Surname

Simonay

Weitsz

 

SENIOR FEMALE ATHLETE OF 2016

Name Surname

Alyssa

Conley

 

SENIOR MALE ATHLETE OF 2016

Name Surname

Lebogang

Shange

 

Presidential Life Time Awards 2016

Name Surname

Joe

Morris

Cecily

Rootenberg

 

Technical Officials 2016

Name Surname

Mehlo

Hlabangane

Bruce

Mpela

Magdeline

Mphafi

 

CGA Staff of the Year 2016

Name Surname

Sarah

Molete

 

CGA Development Coach of the Year 2016

Name Surname

Elvis

Khoza

 

Coach of the year 2016

Name Surname

Emmarie

Fouche

The highlight of the day was the most prestigious awards of the day which were the Presidential Lifetime Awards and Senior Athlete of the Year. These categories painted a very touching picture of individual dedication to the sport of athletics, one of the Presidential Life Time recipient was Cecily Rootenberg, a 91 year’s old lady that is not just participating in race walking but breaking her age category records in the distance of 10km race walking event.

Lebogang Shange has successfully defended his Senior Athlete of the year award as he was the 2015 athlete of the year with Alyssa Conley crown the Female Athlete of the year 2016. Her 2016 performances were outstanding coming from a long injury. In an interview, she thanked everyone that supported her during the period when she was injured.     

CGA Would like to congratulate all the medal recipients at the 2016 CGA Awards.

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