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Central boys heading for SA Games

 

SA UNDER 19 GAMES 2011

Central Youth U/19 Boys will be well represented at the SA School Games scheduled to take place in Polokwane from 2 – 7 Oct 2011. WC U19 Hockey Boys Squad - Central Reps: Naasik Abrahams; Liam Metcalfe; Thulani Mnani; Brandan Weitz; Nkosinathi Xayimpi; COACH Shudley Hendricks

 

The historic gathering of South African Youth at the City of Tshwane to showcase their talent and skills marked a new era for South African Sport, the birth of the “future stars”

 

The SA Games concept has evolved over time dating as far back as the early to mid-nineties. During this period the former National Sports Council and the former National Department of Sports and Recreation staged the development games.

 

The establishment of then South African Sports Commission (SASC) through the enactment of the South African Sports Commission Act No: 109 of 1998 saw the birth of South African games. South African Sport was restructured in 2004 following recommendations from the Ministerial Task Team. Act no: 109 of 1998 was repealed and the South African Sports Commission was disbanded. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SRSA) was then established in 2004 as a macro-body with the highest authority to deliver High Performance Sport in the country.

 

The games are presented as a sound mechanism geared towards maximizing efforts to produce world-class sports stars, and as a programme that is set to revive the fading sporting spirit and culture among young people. It is through these games that aspiring heroes and heroines of South Africa from all nine political provinces are afforded an opportunity to participate in a multi-coded event and to showcase their talent and sporting skills.

 

In recognition of the need for a holistic, sustainable and integrated sport development programme that seeks to nurture talent, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee in conjunction with Sport and Recreation South Africa, all nine Provincial Departments of Sport and Recreation, participating National Federations, the National Lotteries Board, (Sports and Recreation Distribution Agency) as the major funding partner as well as the other public institutions and the private sector have therefore embarked on a process of ensuring proper development and implementation of the programme. Fundamental to the programme is the linkage and integration with progammes of the Provincial Academies of Sport. Furthermore the core to the development and implementation of the games has been to ensure full integration of sports for athletes with disabilities and sports in general.

 

 

 

Competition Schedule

Notes:

  1. On the 2nd October 2011, all competition must end by 15:00 in preparation for the opening ceremony.

  2. On 7th October 2011, all activities (including medal ceremonies) must be completed by 15:00 in preparation for the closing ceremony.

 

sport code

competition dates (all october 2011)

competition times

Athletics

06 to 07

08:00 – 18:00

Boxing

03-07

08:00 – 18:00

Cricket

03-07

08:00 – 18:00

Football

03-07

08:00 – 18:00

Goalball

TBC

08:00 – 18:00

Golf

TBC

08:00 – 18:00

Gymnastics

02-03

08:00 – 18:00

Hockey

02 – 07

08:00 – 18:00

Rugby

04-06

08:00 – 18:00

Netball

03-07

08:00 – 18:00

Swimming

04-06

Morning session 08:00 – 12:00

Afternoon session 17:00 – 20:00

Table tennis

TBC

08:00 – 18:00

Tennis

TBC

08:00 – 18:00