SA rowing champion gunning for more Olympic medals

Bridgestone ambassador Lawrence Brittain leads SA national rowing squad to Tokyo. As a proud partner of the Olympic Games, Bridgestone is honoured to support Olympic rowing champion Lawrence Brittain who has successfully qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Lawrence was in Switzerland taking part in the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne in May, where the 2021 World Rowing Cup II was also happening, in which the squad was also competing. “We are in a gruelling training regiment, focusing on staying mentally and physically healthy as we run through…

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Athletics Club honours women

Katlehong Athletics Club (KAC) honoured women on the month wherein mothers are cherished for their roles in the world. Primarily on the day, KAC had a 10-kilometre mother’s day run. The purpose of the run was to encourage ladies to exercise as there has been some disruption to their exercising routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Secondly they wanted all the women to feel special because most of the time they sacrifice themselves in order to take of others which is something instilled in their genes as women. The theme…

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Mazibuko states that soccer chose him

Clement Mazibuko is a retired soccer midfielder. He played in the South African domestic league mostly in his soccer career.Mazibuko believes that soccer chose him, as a young boy his coach realised that he was not just an ordinary child because he demonstrated exceptional skills whenever he played soccer, so his coach encouraged him to take his soccer career seriously. Nonetheless, back in 2005 he briefly joined the Greek Superleague playing for Ergotelis on loan, but later that year he returned to Mamelodi Sundowns to help them win the South…

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INSPIRING YOUTH THROUGH SPORT

Shaping and equipping the youth for a more resilient future Sport has a significant role to play in a community’s culture, economy and education. In underprivileged sectors, the provision of recreational activities can have enormous benefits in making youth more resilient to crime, drug use and violence. Besides the physical benefits, community sporting programmes can aid social, emotional and mental development, teach the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship and give the youth a sense of hope and belonging. MAMAS Alliance is a CSI agency through which corporates can channel their…

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Kwa Thema Sparks tennis club reigns supreme during a tournament

Senior players participated in the Growthpoint Soweto Abadala Tournament hosted in Soweto in the past weekend. The two-day annual event endorsed by Tennis South Africa had over 120 participants in different age groups, flexing their strokes on Arthur Ashe courts in Soweto. Five senior players from Kwa Thema Sparks Tennis Club put up a great fight with a formidable partnership of the Nkosi brothers, John and Fannie won the finals of men’s doubles in their age category. “We are happy to scoop the first position in the age 55 category…

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Teboho Mokoena hosted a sport tournament at Sam Ntuli Stadium

A former soccer player, Teboho Mokoena, is giving aspiring soccer players and netball players a chance to display and refine their talents through his tournament dubbed Teboho Mokoena’s annual games. The 6th annual games commenced on the 17th and 18th of April at Sam Ntuli stadium and they will continue in the upcoming weekend (from the 24th up until the 25th of April). The annual games comprises of three sporting codes which are netball, soccer and volley ball, it has under 13, 15 and 17 teams categorically competing against each…

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Kwa-Thema introduces a unisex tennis club

Tennis in South Africa has a long history, both on the mainstream and local level; it also has a large number of female participants. Kwa-Thema’s Sparks tennis club is one of the sporting clubs that the township has and it’s a sport that people in the township are not familiar with. In a nutshell women and girls involved in tennis are subjected to the same challenges that continue to realm the society, especially the patriarchal structure that enables gender discrimination and stereotyping. The sport is overshadowed by obstacles such as…

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Talented player divulges his basketball career path

A talented player, Mluleki Thandokuhle Kunene, who was born in Kwa-Thema (Tornado), shared his basketball career journey with Ekurhuleni News. He disclosed that he started his Basketball career at the age of 16, attending basketball camps that were hosted by Jama Mahlalela (who Is now an Assistant coach of The NBA Toronto Raptors) and other few guys from Toronto, in Canada. Thandokuhle expressed himself, saying, “In High School I was the vice-captain of the first team and in 2010 I was the captain of the Under 20 National team in…

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Ntokozo hosts an aerobics fitness challenge

On the 20th of March a fitness instructor Ntokozo Mwelase hosted an aerobics fitness challenge at Khululeka Street, in Windmill Park extension 9, the event started at 7:30 and everyone was prepared, excited and energetic. Fitness candidates coming as far as North West, Mpumalanga and Pretoria joined the fitness session.Ntokozo fell in love with aerobics in 2017 when he was only 31-years-old, he started hosting his own sessions last year in March, but he had to put everything on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, luckily he resumed in the…

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Hard work finally pays-off for a young player

A 19 year-old soccer player (Lindokuhle Siyabonga Dladla) from Kwa-Thema nicknamed as Mshini in the soccer field has been promoted to a soccer team (Sivutha FC) originating from Mpumalanga. The talented boy shared how he feels about the exciting move and his long term goals in his soccer career. Coach Mayoyo said, “It’s encouraging to see young soccer stars taking their soccer careers seriously, however lindokuhle is a patient and humble boy, he got his nickname Mshini on the soccer field because of what he does with the ball on…

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