13 Sep Twizza Super School Athletics Series
By Jacky McClean
The Twizza Super School Series has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can be only ONE WINNER! The winning school will take home bragging rights for one year!
Taking place at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort) on Wednesday 29 September 2021, the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier #1 has caused a stir amongst schools in the Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North-West.
Launched in 2019, the Twizza Super School Series has very quickly become a highlight on the schools’ athletics calendar and has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can be only ONE WINNER!
The winning school will take home bragging rights for one year!
To date a total number of 84 teams have entered the Regional Qualifier #1 including: Bethlehem Voortrekker High School (Free State), High School Secunda (Mpumalanga), Menlopark High School and Helpmekaar College (Gauteng), Potchefstroom Gymnasium and Rustenburg High School (North-West) and Ellisras High School (Limpopo).
“The Twizza Super School Series is a very exciting, energetic athletics series,” says Andi Wolmarans, Bethlehem Voortrekker High School Sports Organiser. “All the best schools in the country participate at this meeting, so the competition is strong. This level of competition is very important as it prepares our athletes for the season. Our goal is to build and improve on our standards. Our strongest events will be the field events.”
“To be the best, you have to compete against the best,” says Mike van der Walt,High School Secunda Biokineticist / Athletics Director. “The Twizza Super School Series is an awesome initiative that allows schools from across South Africa to compete against each other at a well organised series of events. We firmly believe in developing our athletes. By taking part in the series we are able to do just that. Our goal is to make it to the final.”
According to JJ Smith, Menlopark High School’s Academic Head: Athletics, the Twizza Super School Series is a great opportunity to show the class of SA’s upcoming athletes.
“The format of the event is really exciting. It allows a school to participate as a team on a National Level. This level of competition is very important. The exposure that our athletes experience builds maturity, especially for the athletes that have not yet participated at Nationals. This unique competition strengthens our school program and excites our top performers.”
The Twizza Super School Series is an innovation concept,” says JP van der Merwe, Helpmekaar College Senior Deputy Headmaster. “We strive to expose our pupils to the best competition available. We get to do just that be taking part in the Twizza Super School Series. Our goal will be to improve on our 3rd place finish of 2019.”
According to Willem Coertzen, Potchefstroom Gymnasium Athletics Organizer, the Twizza Super School Series features great competition with great opportunities for athletes. “The event gives every school in the country the chance to compete against each other. This does not normally happen as schools are in different districts and leagues over the country. It’s very important to expose our athletes to this level of competition. We are not a big school, but we have a big athletics culture. For us to go up against the big schools and excel is really big achievement.”
“The Twizza Super School Series is really good exposure for our athletes,” says Danelle Bisschoff, Rustenburg High School Athletics Director. “Both our existing and up and coming athletics talent will get to compete against SA’s best. It really is an amazing opportunity for these athletes. Our goal will be to enjoy every minute, while allowing our athletes to gauge their abilities against SA’s finest.”
According to Marna van der Merwe, Ellisras High School Head of Athletics and Girls Sport, the Twizza Super School Series provides their athletes with a brilliant opportunity to test their level of performance.
“Our principal and school are passionate about the sport of athletics. We cannot miss an opportunity like the Twizza Super School Series. Our goal will be to perform at the same level as the bigger Gauteng based schools. We also expect a few brilliant individual performances from our athletes.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2021 / 2022 Twizza Super School Series
Launched in 2019, the Twizza Super School Series has very quickly become a highlight on the schools’ athletics calendar and has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can be only ONE WINNER! The winning school will take home bragging rights for one year!
Regional Qualifiers & Qualifying Provinces:
|Regional Qualifier:||Date:||Area:||Venue:||Qualifying Provinces:|
|Regional Qualifier #1||Wednesday 29 September 2021||Gauteng Province||Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort)||Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West & Northern Cape|
|Regional Qualifier #2||Saturday 23 October 2021||Western Province||Greenpoint Athletics Stadium (Cape Town)||Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu- Natal, Northern Cape & Western Cape|
|Saturday 19 February 2022||Gauteng Province||Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort)||Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West|
|Entry Fee / Students Participating:||Entry for competing schools is FREE of charge. Team Managers download the entry form from the event website www.superschoolseries.com. Send the completed entry for to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Students Supporting:||NOT PERMITTED due to COVID protocols.|
|Spectators and Supporters:||NOT PERMITTED due to COVID protocols.|
|Entry Requirements:||Each school will be required to enter a team of 15 athletes.|
|Categories will include:||Male, Female and Combined Winners’ competition.|
|Age Group:||In 2021: U15, U17 and U19 In 2022: U15, U17 and U19 (U20 ASA)|
|Events that can be entered will include:||100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m (Boys & Girls), Open Medley Relay (100m, 200m, 300m & 400m Boys & Girls), short hurdles, long hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot-put, discus and javelin for age groups U/17 and U/19.|
|What’s NEW in 2021?||The Twizza Super School Series will boast an action-packed Open Medley Relay Category for 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m Boys and Girls. This category is guaranteed to add an interesting spin on team selection.|
PLEASE NOTE: The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.
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