Nov 2014 17

Edendale Race

An awesome day was enjoyed by the Greater Edendale community as they came out in droves to celebrate their athletic talent at a packed FNB Wadley Stadium in Georgetown, Edendale this morning.

In line with its corporate social responsibility programme, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) in collaboration with the Msunduzi Municipality, the Msunduzi-Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association, Edendale Athletics Club and Edendale Eyethu hosted the Greater Edendale 10km Race and Fun Run.

The 8th edition of this much-loved annual event saw a record turnout by the community, in terms of participation and support. Prize money totalling nearly R15.000 was presented to the winners in various categories.

Siyabonga Mkonde took the first prize of R2,500 for the First Man and Lingo Chara claimed the same amount for First Woman position.

Nov 2014 14

Golf Development

This year both the SAGDB and SADGA received funding from proceeds raised out of the 2013 Sports Trust Golf Challenge. The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) received R250 000 for equipment and kit for disabled children, and the SAGDB received an amount of R 450 000 for kit and equipment.   These funds were raised by selling four balls to corporates enabling them to play golf at the Gary Player Country Club, at Sun City, at our event which is hosted the day after the Nedbank Golf Challenge. It gives the amateur golfers an opportunity to play the golf course the way the pro’s have played on the last day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Nov 2014 05

Greater Edendale Race Participants 2013

As part of its corporate social investment initiative, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will once again host the Greater Edendale 10km Race and Fun Run on Sunday, 16 November 2014 at the FNB Wadley Stadium in Georgetown, Edendale.

In line with the success of last year’s event, the 8th running of this much-loved race promises to be another fun-filled day for the community of Edendale and surrounds. With nearly 2000 participants last year, the organisers have vowed to pull out all the stops to ensure a day of fun for the kids and grown-ups alike.

Prize money totalling nearly R15.000 is up for grabs with a generous first prize of R2,500 for the First Man and First Woman respectively.  The first three walkers over the finish line for both the men’s and women’s race will also be rewarded. Additionally, every finisher will take home a medal in addition to all 10km runners receiving an Edendale 10km Race T-shirt.

Schools are encouraged to get their pupils to participate in the Fun Run. The first two schools with most finishers will each walk away with a grand prize comprising digital equipment. In terms of race logistics and security, the SAPS and traffic police will be on full alert throughout the event, as well as sixty marshals along the route.

Entry criteria stipulates that potential participants be at least 15 years old for the 10km race. Temporary licenses will be available at the Registration Desk at a cost of R10 for those runners who are not licensed members of running clubs. With regard to the 5km Fun Run, anyone over 9 years old may enter.

Pre-entries are currently being taken at Comrades Marathon House (weekdays between 08h00 and 16h30). The local race organizing committee will be at the FNB Wadley Stadium taking entries on Saturday 15 November 2014 from 11h00 to 14h00. Registration will also be open on the day of the race from 05h00 to 07h00.

For more information, please contact Delaine Cools or Thami Vilakazi on 033 897 8650

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 2014 04

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This year’s Sports Trust SUPER FANS quiz, was the 10th event of its kind hosted at Theatre on the Track with 30 teams competing for the overall Winners Trophy. Defending champions 32Gi were beaten by Nedbank Group Sponsorships who have taken the title for the 5th time in 10 years.  2nd Place was won by AsSure Investments while KPMG followed in 3rd place.

Best Dressed SUPER FAN team was won by World Wide Sports.

This annual event is supported by corporates, media and sporting celebrities who purchase tables and compete against each other during a fun sports trivia evening.   The event helps to promote and showcase the sports development work being done by The Sports Trust while also raises funds for various projects.

Nov 2014 04

Atamelang Sport Court Handover

Beyond Sport has teamed up with Connor Sport Court International and The Sports Trust to build a state-of-the-art Sport Court at the Atamelang Primary School in Soweto, which was unveiled on 27th October ahead of the Beyond Sport Summit and Awards.

The school, carefully selected by the Provincial structure of the National Department of Sport and Recreation, has seen its sport facilities completely rejuvenated by the addition of this cutting-edge, multifunctional court. Designed specifically with the school’s physical education curriculum in mind, the Sport Court® outdoor court is made up of interlocking titles which are suitable for five-a-side soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball and tennis, and has a 20-year lifespan.

The brand new court at the Atamelang Primary School will provide the school’s pupils and children from five other schools in the local community with the opportunity to train on a safe, elite-level sports surface.

The new court, which has been audited and verified as ‘Zero Waste’ and is in line with the Sports Trust’s ‘green’ policy, was officially handed over on 27th October.

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