CEO's Chair ÔÇô Tubby Reddy | SASCOC - SASCOC

CEO’s Chair ÔÇô Tubby Reddy

Less than two months to go before Christmas but there’s not been much time to think of the festive season here at SASCOC.

It’s also getting closer and closer to the 2012 Olympics and things are hotting up in this regard. You will no doubt be aware that we have┬á the Operation Excellence (commonly known as OPEX) here at SASCOC which caters for all our elite athletes.

Well, we are planning a press conference next week at which we are excited to announce the next phase going forward to 2012. We’re also busy preparing for the Coaching Conference and will soon be launching the Coaching Framework which should really revitalise the coaching set-up in South Africa.

Talking of revitalising, and the National Sports Indaba should also go a long way to getting rid of any grey areas in our sporting fraternity. The Honorable Minister of Sport, Mr Fikile Mbalula will host the National Sports Indaba and this will mean that SA has a clearly defined sports plan going forward.

Then myself and my President, Mr Gideon Sam, will be jetting off to St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean for the announcement of the host city for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. I’m also proud to be able to share with you that Gideon will be running for the position os Deputy President of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

I ask you to join me in wishing him every success in this ÔÇô the Commonwealth Games Federation can only benefit by having a man of Gideon’s stature and enthusiasm on board.

Sadly it hasn’t all been good news on the sporting front and we at SASCOC are grieving on two fronts. Firstly for the five runners who were killed by a motor vehicle in Midrand at the weekend and then for Valke Rugby Union President Samuel “SJ” de Beer who passed away from cancer on Monday.

The entire SA sporting community sends condolences to family and loved ones.