Track & Field News

CGA Kicking starting the 2016/2017 Track and Field season

Central Gauteng Athletics will be kicking off the 2016/17 Track and Field season on the 17 September 2016 at Germiston Stadium. The season’s return which has been eagerly awaited by athletes and coaches who are seen yearly growing towards excellence in their performances.
After a great 2015/16 season at the beginning of the year, which saw a number of our athletes representing the province at national and international competitions, we are looking forward to seeing more short distance athletes do their best and those in middle and long distance excelling. We anticipate a very competitive season especially after impressive performances displayed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games last month. Track and Field Commission is ready to fire the gun and get the season started.
Herewith please find the attached 2016/17 Track and Field season calendar and full day programme for the 17 September 2016. 

CGA Women in Sports Seminar

Building up to Women’s month, Central Gauteng Athletics extend an invite to all athletics ladies and women in sports to be part of the annual Women in Sports Seminar which will be held at Protea Hotel (Parktonian) in Braamfontein on Saturday, 6 August 2016. The seminar programme will commence at 08h30 with the energetic Thandy Matlaila as host for the day.

The seminar is aimed at bringing women who are in the sports industry together, be it administratively or on the field to share experiences and how to improve the participation of women in sports. This will be the second time CGA host this seminar and based on last year’s response, more of these events are needed to empower and encourage women involvement in the sports industry.

The program is set to tackle day to day challenges faced by women in sports, topics on the day will include the following;

  • Performance of women in sports (Administration and on the field)
  • Life skills (How to balance work, family, sports, etc.)
  • Women Health Matters
  • Important of Education in sports
  • Women in sports building themselves as brands
  • Opportunities in sports

With women from different walks of sporting life sharing their experiences and how to grow themselves in an industry that is traditionally known to be dominantly a male’s industry.

Those interested to attend the seminar may simply RSVP before 03 August 2016 via email or calling CGA office at 011 873 2726.
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CGA Upcoming Capacity Building Programmes 2016

Central Gauteng Athletics will be hosting the ASA level one courses in coaching and technical officiating, later in the month the province will be hosting an Athletes workshop.

These capacity building programmes will assist in capacitating our athletes, coaches and officials in order to ensure that the integrity and performance both on and off the field of play is maintained and improved.

Details of these capacity building programmes/ courses are as follows:

  1. ASA Level One Coaches Course- 6-8 July 2016
    The CGA coaches committee will be hosting the ASA Level One Coaches Course from the 6 to 8 July 2016 at Sports House in Johannesburg Stadium.
    • Date: Wednesday 6 July to Friday 8 July 2016  
    • Time: 09h00 to 17h00 daily
    • Venue: Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium

  2. ASA Level One Technical Officials Course- 13-15 July 2016

    The CGA Technical Officials committee will be hosting the ASA Level One Technical Officials Course from the 13 to 15 July 2016 at Germiston Stadium.  

    • Date: Wednesday 13 July to Friday 15 July 2016  
    • Time: 09h00 to 17h00 daily
    • Venue: Germiston Stadium

  3. Athletes Workshop- 23 July 2016

    CGA Athletes Commission will be hosting the annual Athletes workshop on the 23 July 2016. This workshop will be very important especially because it is an Olympic Year and part of the topics will assist in preparing our athletes for conditions of international level participation. The workshop will also include topics on some of the day to day challenges our athletes face such as follows:

    • Financial Planning
    • Sponsorships and Endorsement contracts
    • Clearance Procedures
    • Anti-Doping Control- SAIDS
    • Preparations for International participation

  4. Athletes workshop will be held as follows
    • Date: Saturday,23 July 2016
    • Time: 08h30
    • Venue: Sports House, Johannesburg Stadium

We would appreciate if you could forward this invitation to your club’s athletes, coaches and Technical Officials. 

Herewith please find the attached Course registration forms and further information on how to register for the respective courses.

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