Twizza Super School Series set to take Mother City by storm

Seen here:  Up and coming track & field stars in action at the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 1 that took place at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium on 19 September 2019. 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The search for SA’s best athletics school will continue in Cape Town this coming weekend when the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2 gets underway at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Saturday 05 October 2019. 

The Twizza Super School Series has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school!  There can only be ONE WINNER!  That school will take home the BIGGEST TROPHY in SA SCHOOL SPORT and bragging rights for one year!

“The Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 1 that took place at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium on 19 September surpassed all our expectations,” says Lance Coertzen, Twizza Group Marketing Manager.   “We experienced something very special and we definitely want more.  We cannot wait to see what the schools from the Eastern Cape and Western Cape bring to the track.  One thing is for sure, we expect many more special moments to be made.  Join us at the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2 and #TasteTheMoment with Twizza.”

The first school to enter two full teams into the Twizza Super School Series, Bellville High School is eagerly awaiting their turn to contest for the title!

According to Cornè Lottering, Athletics organiser at Bellville High School, the Twizza Super School Series is a refreshing idea.  “It’s nice to be part of the top competition, so we of course entered two teams.  The aim is to prepare our top athletes for the season by giving them exposure to strong competition at an event that is well organised.”

Top achievers to look out for from Bellville will include Handrè Carstens (Boys U19 shot put and discus) and Zander Conradie (Boys U19 javelin).

Carstens’ impressive achievements includes obtaining Western Province colours for discuss.  “The Twizza Super School Series is an exciting new event that I am really looking forward to being part of,” says Carstens.  “My goal will be to enjoy myself and give my best.  If we bring our A Game and keep fighting until the end, I have no doubt that we will bring the trophy home.”

“Winning at our MTBS inter-schools athletics competition and qualifying for the Western Cape team was awesome,” says Conradie.  “I am very excited to be part of the Twizza Super School Series.  I think that it will be a great opportunity for us to compete against other top athletes in the Western and Eastern Cape, get a bit of exposure and maybe an opportunity to go to Gauteng for finals.  I know that each of our athletes will give it their best to win the trophy.  It would be great to be the winner of the 1st ever Twizza Super School Series.  Nothing is impossible.”

Aleck Skhosana, the President of Athletics South Africa observed: “The coastal schools can expect top competition and a great atmosphere. A battle for supremacy between the Eastern and Western Cape is always going to be an interesting topic. It’s an opportunity for the young scholars to test their capabilities in the sport and for others, to see how far they are into a career that that has sprung many into top professional athletes.”

Additional schools to look out for at the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2 will include: Paarl Gimnasium, Paarl Boys High, Paarl Girls High, La Rochelle, Stellenberg and HTS Drosdy to mention just a few.

EVENT INFORMATION:

The Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier 2 will take place at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Saturday 05 October 2019 and is open to schools from the Eastern and Western Cape.

Once completed the Regional Qualifier 1 and Regional Qualifier 2 results will be tallied, with the overall Top 40 Boys Teams and Top 40 Girls Teams advancing to the Twizza Super School Series Grand Finale that will take place at the Bestmed TuksAthletics Stadium on 01 February 2020.

1.    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 form to INFO@SUPERSCHOOLSERIES.COM
Entry Requirements: Each school will be required to enter a team of 15 athletes across two age groups U/16 and U/19.  The team diagram can be viewed via the following link:  http://bit.ly/2OezDsG
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.
2.    Students Supporting (only if they wear their school clothes): Free Of Charge
3.    Spectators and Supporters: R30 at the gate

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 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

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/SuperSchoolSeries

Websitewww.superschoolseries.com

Instagram:  @SuperSchoolSeries

About TwizzaA proudly South African carbonated soft drink, Twizza was created in 2003.  We pride ourselves on providing the consumer with an authentic taste experience that rivals the global brands. 

About Athletics South Africa: Athletics South Africa (ASA) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics (including Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Race Walking) in South Africa, is a member of the  IAAF and  the Confederation of African Athletics.  The association is based in Johannesburg.

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