PUMA School of Speed #2 set to take Ruimsig by storm

Seen here:  Junior track & field stars in action during the PUMA School of Speed #1 that was held at Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 26 January 2019. 

Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Junior track & field stars will get to follow in the footsteps of the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt at the PUMA School of Speed #2 at the Ruimsig Stadium this coming weekend (Saturday, 02 February 2019).

Launched in November 2016, the series is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young Speedsters.

“The PUMA School of Speed is a highlight on the South African track & field calendar,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “South Africa boasts with exceptionally strong talent especially in the track & field arena.  We are proud to team up with PUMA as we strive to discover and nurture this talent.  From the five meets a selection of athletes will be scouted to join the PUMA team.  In so doing, the PUMA School of Speed will continue to pave the way for the Speedsters of the future.”

“The energy experienced at the PUMA School of Speed meets is unsurpassed,” said PUMA Marketing Director Brett Bellinger.  “The 2019 Series kicked off at the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium (Stellenbosch) on Saturday (26 January) with the PUMA School of Speed #1.  The atmosphere was electric, with each event overflowing with talent.  It was the perfect start to the series.  We can’t wait to see what the PUMA School of Speed #2 delivers this coming weekend.  We are excited to continue growing the exhilarating sport of track & field and look forward to growing our PUMA ambassador programme in 2019.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  PUMA School of Speed #2

Headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed Series was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster.  Junior track & field stars between the ages of 14-19 can follow in the footsteps of Usain Bolt.

Date: Saturday, 02 February 2019
Venue: Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort
Start Time: 09:00
Entry Fee:  Athletes No Cost to enter the event
  Enter Online:  www.schoolofspeed.com
  Please NoteAthlete entries close two days prior to each event.
Entry Fee:  Spectators R20 / adults

R10 / children

  Pay as you enter the stadium.
Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m Hurdles (Boys 15, Girls 17 & 19 only), 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 110m Hurdles (Boys 17 & 19 only)
Age Categories: U15, U17 and U19

All entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year.

Podium winners of each event final will win the following:

  • 1st Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA peak cap & category medal.
  • 2nd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA drawstring bag & category medal.
  • 3rd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee & category medal.

The APE/ASA table will be used to determine the top 3 overall male and female athletes.

Next Up:

  • PUMA School of Speed#3: Saturday, 09 February 2019 / Kings Park Athletics Stadium (Durban)
  • PUMA School of Speed #4: Saturday, 02 March 2019 / LC de Villiers Sportsground (Pretoria)
  • PUMA School of Speed #5: Wednesday, 13 March 2019 / Puk McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom

Like our Facebook page:  School of Speed South Africa

Instagram:  @schoolofspeed

For further information on the PUMA School of Speed please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, via email info@schoolofspeed.com or visit www.schoolofspeed.com

ENDS

Issued by:                          NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                     STILLWATER SPORTS and the PUMA School of Speed Series

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