KZNA to stage relay event
THE KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) Inter-District Relay Challenge will take place on September 29 at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban, and Maritzburg College is among the schools invited to take part.
The event is planned to find new talent potentially to be groomed to become world-class athletes, according to KZNA. The provincial body has invited youngsters between the ages of 15 years and 19 years from 11 districts and various schools across the province to take part in the relay challenge. It is powered by the Comrades Marathon Association from a development perspective.
KZNA president Sello Mokoena said: “We want to see more young people get involved in the sport and help them realise their potential to become world-class athletes. Our search for talent is an ongoing process as part of our long-term vision for the sport,” said Mokoena.
The youngsters will participate in two relay events, with distances ranging from 100 m to 800 m, for their districts or schools to be crowned champions of the 2018 KZNA InterDistrict Relay Challenge.
The province has two highly progressive development academies running, with one based in Durban and the other launched in Newcastle last November. Both academies have produced good talent in the likes of
1 500 m SA senior men’s champion Nkosinathi Sibiya, the men’s 400 m SA silver medallist Zakithi Nene and the women’s 800 m silver medallist Gena Lofstrand.
The event will be open to the public and tickets will be sold at the gate on the day. — SR.
“We want to see more young people get involved in the sport and help them realise their potential to become world-class athletes.”