Track & Field News

KZNA Office Closure

The KZNA office will be closing today the 17th of December and will be re-opening on MONDAY the 5th of JANUARY 2015. Please take note of the following arrangements:

1) 2015 Licenses will be available from the KZNA office from Monday the 5th of January.

2) Clubs are requested to submit their 2015 affiliation form prior to receiving any 2015 licenses.

3) 2014 Licenses are valid until Sunday the 1st of February 2015.

4) Club administrators are reminded that new and existing club members must be registered on the ASA online database for the 2015 season. This is compulsory as it is the only way to link an athlete with a KZNA registered number. If in any doubt about the process you can CLICK HERE, go the ASA online registration site or contact Jabulani at the KZNA office on 031 312 9374

KZN Athletics staff & EXCO would like to wish all our members a peaceful festive season and a prosperous 2015. Travel safely if you are on the roads. We are looking forward to an exciting 2015 season.

Bianca Conradie: Gold Medal Success

The Africa Region 5 games has been happening in Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) since last week and 2 KZNA athletes were selected for the Athletics competition to represent South Africa at the Games, 10 of the 12 Region 5 Counties are participating in these Games, which includes, Swimming, Judo, Boxing, Soccer, Tennis, Athletics, Basket Ball, Netball and a number of IPC (disabled) events as well.

Shanice Marnce from Fast Feet Track Club, coached and managed by the legendary Victor Vaz was in the 100m for Junior Women, She won her Heat (3 in total) 1n 12,31 seconds, to automatically qualify for the final, in the final, she was placed 4th with an identical time as her heat, 12,31 seconds, the winner of the final was Tamzin Thomas from Western Province in 11,70 seconds and 2nd place was Loungo Matlhaku from Botswana in 11,74 seconds an 3rd was Majory Chisanga fom Zambia in 12,16 seconds.

With having to travel to Gauteng and the North West to get competition, Bianca Conradie from CKS Athletics Club, coached by her father Willie, and managed by Clyde Kinloch, won the Gold Medal in the Junior Women Discus with a throw of 44,25m, followed by fellow South African Wanzel Breytenbach from Athletics Gauteng North (Pretoria) with a throw of 32,91, Third was Wayne’ Nkomo from Zimbabwe with a throw of 28,56m, There was another Zimbabwean and two Namibian’s in the Final as well.

Former KZN athlete (at home for the holidays) now plying his trade at the University of Cape Town and Western Province, Zane Weir, was placed 2nd in the Junior Men Shot Put, the winner and 3rd place were also representing South Africa, with Zimbabweans and Nambians in the field as well.

KZNA Standing Committees

The KZNA executive is pleased to announce the names of representatives who will serve on the various standing committees. Please join us in congratulating everyone and we would like to wish them all the best for the task at hand. We are truly blessed with the experience at our disposal and we are looking forward in working together with the elected members.

DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
1. Jeff Nkosi
2. Willy Majambozi
3. Rishi Hansraj
4. Logan Naidoo(Dr)
5. V. G Naidoo

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
1. Celi Makhoba
2. Mandla Makhathini
3. Sipho Mngunyana
4. Brian J. Swan
5. Patrick Hlongwane

COACHES COMMITTEE
1. Lux Gordhan
2. Victor Ntshangase
3. Victor Vaz
4. Willie Mtolo
5. Putseletso Dladla

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
1. Moses Xulu
2. Khurra Buthelezi
3. Nic Sissing
4. Links Maphumulo
5. Sbusiso Nyamane

SELECTION COMMITTEE
1. Bongani Ndlovu
2. Riaan Vosloo
3. Willy Majambozi
4. Moses Xulu
5. Bernie van Blerk

FIXTURES COMMITTEE
1. Celi Makhoba
2. Anand Naicker
3. Sharon Schubach
4. V.G. Naidoo
5. Mangethe Zwane

RACE WALKING
1. Olie Mundell
2. Sheila Dry
3. Eugene Johannes
4. Oxley Africa
5. Julian Joseph

Valerie Adams Interview

Valerie Adams was awarded the prestigious 2014 Women Athlete of the year by the IAAF. She is a shotput athlete of note originating from New Zealand. Watch this inspirational interview (done in 2013) with Ato Boldon to understand what it took for her to become the champion athlete and role model she is today.