CEO's Chair ÔÇô Tubby Reddy | SASCOC - SASCOC

CEO’s Chair ÔÇô Tubby Reddy

We’ve just completed a very successful media conference here at Olympic House where we updated our progress to next year’s London Olympics and it was most encouraging to see the positive turn out by our various media personnel.

Here at SASCOC we’re banking on the nation’s support as we build up to the Olympics in London next year and ideally we want 100% support for the team. The public truly got behind Bafana Bafana in the Soccer World Cup as well as the Bokke at Rugby World Cup so there’s no reason why they shouldn’t back our multi-code teams in the same fashion. Naturally our team will then need to deliver and we at SASCOC are doing our very best to make sure they are prepared to the fullest.

Meanwhile we’ve still been busy handling a number of disputes, something that we really shouldn’t have to be doing as it takes our attention of other important matters. But I’m happy to say that Squash South Africa and the SA Equestrian Council’s respective suspensions have been lifted and are once again bone fide members of SASCOC again.

In the interim, Mr Mubarak Mahomed of our Transformation, Ethics and Dispute Resolution Commission is busy handling matters involving Powerboat SA and Karate SA and we hope to have that sorted out as quickly as possible.

We’re also awaiting an internal investigation report from SAFA regarding the blunder surrounding our soccer side’s failure to qualify for the Afcon Nations Cup. Things like this do not reflect well on South African sport as a whole and we must get to the bottom of it and ensure nothing like this happens again.

And then there is still the matter of the enquiry issued by the Honorable Minister of Sport Mr Fikile Mbalula into the Cricket South Africa situation. Hopefully the judge, Judge Chris Nicholson will resolve issues as soon as possible.

Later this month we also launch our SA Coaching Framework in Johannesburg. That is going to hopefully impact hugely on our sporting success going forward and there’s also the National Sports Indaba coming up so we will still be kept very busy before our brief Christmas break.