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ASA’s new board

Athletics South Africa’s Special General Meeting and elections held in Kempton Park, Johannesburg on Saturday, brought about a new board to lead the sport for the next two years.

Western Province’s James Evans recorded a resounding win in the race for the post of chairperson of the track and field commission, while former sprinter Geraldine Pillay was a popular choice among the provinces, associates and commissions in the vote for the chairperson of the athletes commission.

Pillay was in the news this week after doping allegations going back to 2008 but has since been cleared of all wrongdoing.

Others voted on to the board are Aleck Skhosana (chairperson of road running) and Blanche Moila (chairperson of cross country)

The four additional members elected to the board are former 400 metres star Arnaud Malherbe (Central Gauteng), marathoner Hendrick Ramaala (Central Gauteng), Motlatsi Keikabile (North West North) and Pieter Lourens (Boland).

University Sport SA’s Willien Fourie will sit on the ASA board as a representative of the student body.


8 comments
Raymont
Raymont

Please, please don't send Stander back! Send him to Swaziland

Track Star
Track Star

Siyanda I must correct you...Yellow Pages came back but the Adhoc committee and Richard Stander paid the wrong athletes the money and that is why the athletes are unhappy. Ray Mali managed to get some Lotto money for road running so we applaud him for that but Leonard Chuene (I think someone is just using that name, I don't think its really Leonard Chuene) is right. They couldn't even keep confidential documents from leaking and went to get an avadvat. Even I can get an avadavat. That means nothing. What are you trying to cover up? I'm sure if a thorough investigation is conducted we will find the truth. Lets move forward now. Stander must move forward to Boland where I think they must miss him because of his experience and wonderful ideas and his great personality... And ASA must move full steam ahead in the 2011/12 season and stop letting the guys at SASCOC who don't even know sport. All the best for our sport.

siyanda
siyanda

Leonard Chuene u dont have the right to say that after u did bad also in the asa board and sponsers have gone to athletics because of u such as nedbank and races they pay cents now .we blame u

Junior
Junior

Good luck to the new board, we have put our trust in you, please take athletics to a new level.

Track Enthusiast
Track Enthusiast

We have elected the board now lets give them a chance to get their work done. This time they cannot blame anything on SASCOC They must now communicate with the structures, appoint a credible coaching committee and get the provinces to mirror the ASA structures. Some provinces dont have athletes comissions so hoe do you get consensus from athletes? So good luck to the board and don't allow bullshit ideas to creep into your set-up...

Leonard Chuene
Leonard Chuene

Bye bye Richard "incompetent"Stander!!!!!!!! Cant even spell the word - affidavit, but sent a letter to the entire South African Athletics Council. I hope Boland will pay for your flight back to Dal. In fact, he should go back by train. Go back to your master, Harold Adams who did failed to make the cut. He promised people money from the lotteries board if they vote for him. As a citizen of Mzansi, im not sure if the current board are the right people to lead ASA. We will come back and take our sport back.

Abel
Abel

Here we go again with the "arrogant" Pieter Lourens............this guy with his ego!

Bob
Bob

OK - but one or two inevectual members along with a Chuene supporter or two. Hopefully this is the end of Stander