Seen here at a Twizza Super School Series Information Evening that was held at the D.F. Malan High School (Bellville) on Thursday 01 August 2019: (from left to right) Ajee Valentine (Twizza National Sponsorship Manager), Juanita Gestner (D.F. Malan Athletics Co-Ordinator), Tashwell Adams (Durbanville and Robinvale High School Sprints and Hurdles Coach) and Dezroy Poole (Stillwater Sports Director).
Photo Credit: Mark Sampson
SA’s Schools are excited to #TasteTheMoment at the Twizza Super School Series where they’ll battle for the coveted title of “South Africa’s best athletics school”.
The first regional qualifier, Regional Qualifier 1 will take place at the Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium (Pretoria) on Thursday 19 September 2019 while the second regional qualifier, Regional Qualifier 2 will take place at the Green Point Athletics Stadium (Cape Town) on Saturday 05 October 2019. From here the Top 40 schools will advance to the Grand Finale that will take place at the Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium (Pretoria) on Saturday 01 February 2020.
“The countdown to the inaugural Twizza Super School Series has begun and we are super excited,” says Ajee Valentine, Twizza National Sponsorship Manager. “Future track & field stars will face healthy competition, while representing their schools at a premium meeting. The winning school will officially be crowned South Africa’s best athletics school and will take home the coveted Twizza ‘Taste The Moment’ Trophy and bragging rights for a year.”
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response received from schools,” continues Valentine. “They’ve welcomed the opportunity for their learners to gain further experience in this magnificent sport. We can’t wait for athletes and supporters to #TasteTheMoment with Twizza.”
Uitsig High School (Centurion, Pretoria) and Paarl Boys’ High School (Paarl, Western Cape) were the first two schools to enter the Twizza Super School Series. “Our athletes are always open for a challenge,” says Hanlie Truter, Athletics Head of Uitsig High School. “As a school we strive to give further exposure to our athletes and our school as a whole. We want to prove that nothing can keep us from participating, damper our enthusiasm or prevent us from achieving great heights. The Twizza Super School Series is an innovative and exciting athletics competition that cannot be missed.”
“We love the concept of the Twizza Super School Series,” says Rayno Snyman, Master In Charge of Athletics Paarl Boys’ High School. “We would like to give our athletes maximum exposure. Our goal is to improve the performance of our athletes. We are excited to be able to achieve this on such a wonderful platform.”
EVENT INFORMATION: Twizza Super School Series
The Twizza Super School Series has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can be only ONE WINNER! This school will take home the BIGGEST TROPHY in SA SCHOOL SPORT and bragging rights for one year!
Regional Qualifiers & Qualifying Provinces:
|1. Thursday, 19 September 2019||Pretoria||Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium||· Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West (Northern Cape)|
|2. Saturday, 05 October 2019||Cape Town||Green Point Athletics Stadium||Eastern Cape & Western Cape|
- All schools are invited to enter the Regional Qualifiers.
- The Twizza Super School Series Scoring Table will be used to identify the Top 40 schools
- The Top 40 schools will go through to the Grand Finale.
|3. Saturday, 01 February 2020||Pretoria||Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium|
Entry Requirements: Each school will be required to enter a team of 15 athletes across two age groups U/16 and U/19. CLICK HERE to view the team diagram.
Categories will include: Girls Competition, Boys Competition and Mixed Competition.
Events that can be entered will include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, short hurdles, long hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot-put, discus and javelin for age groups U/16 & U/19.
ENTRY FEE: 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 form to INFO@SUPERSCHOOLSERIES.COM
EXCITING NEWS: Adding to the excitement, the Twizza Super School Series Grand Finale will boast an energetic cultural element with live performances from performing arts groups that stem from the Top 40 qualifying schools. In addition to performing for a large audience, the groups and schools can look forward to taking home exciting prizes compliments of Twizza. The mechanics of the selection process will be released at a later stage.
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