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SA athletics may lose sponsor

2012-08-17 07:45

Cape Town - South African track and field athletics looks likely to be without a sponsor from next year, Beeld reports.

Yellow Pages, who have sponsored the local athletics series and the South African championships for the last few years, decided not to renew their sponsorship.

Talks are that Yellow Pages will host only "one big meet" next year.

However, Jean Verster, a coach at the North West University, does not believe it's the death sentence for South African athletics.

"It's not a national federation like Athletics South Africa's (ASA) responsibility to organise all the events. We have all become accustomed to it and started to sit back and expect ASA to do all the work.

"Just go and look how things are done overseas. The federations organise the national championships and nothing else.

"All the other events are organised and hosted by individuals and institutions with a passion for athletics. It's a way for people to generate income."

He believes more private entrepreneurs should be targeted to host the events.






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Comments
  • Jerry Senoge - 2013-03-12 22:45

    It's really bad. But people who are in power, should take this as a advantage and a way of making cash, and ofcus promoting while making sure it gets as professional as it can get. By that way g0od times and field performance will automatically improve

      Bethuel Zem Rockville - 2014-06-06 07:18

      We are the people from rural areas and some of us we are good on track and field events, but we only affort do participate at school only.now we need some help so that we can carry on with our talents.If you can help contuct us please 0797658044

      Bethuel Zem Rockville - 2014-06-06 07:19

      We are the people from rural areas and some of us we are good on track and field events, but we only affort do participate at school only.now we need some help so that we can carry on with our talents.If you can help contuct us please 0797658044

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