Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is well on track as they are gathering and scouting for the province’s young members who can proudly constitute Team Gauteng for the Grand finale in December 2015 at the SA Schools Champs. This trials swimming gala took place last weekend at the stunning Boksburg Indoor Pool in Gauteng: 11- 12 September 2015. Watch this space for the final team announcement coming soon.
From start to finish all activities of the gala ran as a well oiled machine with Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Gauteng Department of Education ,the LOC, CGA,EGA, NTS members all helpful, friendly and well organized on the beautiful and sunny Friday and the icy and freezing Saturday. That is when one says “thank you” for the wonderful indoor and heated water swimming pool at Boksburg Ekurhuleni!
Although the competition was tough, the swimmers were looking good, smooth and on form in the water. It was encouraging to see the couches alongside their young keeps every step of the way from warm ups to pre swim “pep talks” and debriefs!
I was humbled and impressed by the tenacity and resilience of our brilliant Para Swimmers who was a delight to watch and the crowds cheered them on in such a moving way! Well done Brave Young Athletes of ALL ABILITIES AND AGE ALL GROUPS!
Attending this special meet really just reminded us of the Heslop Sports Mandate of celebrating our up-and-coming young athletes. This generation of determined young champions inspire our youth, their communities, and will ultimately make an impact on our nation. Viva young athletes!
“The School Games programme is held in a partnership between the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts Culture and Recreation and the Gauteng Department of Education, which aim to revitalize school leagues, identify and develop talent and give players an opportunity to showcase their skills, as well as reward outstanding performance and achievements”.
The Gauteng Provincial School qualifying teams for the sporting codes of Football, Netball, Volleyball and Rugby are HERE.