Hi there. It's already taken place Tashwell. It was last weekend in Cape Town and has no moved on to the other venues. Thanx for your interest
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SASCOC road show off to successful start in Free State
- Updated: February 18, 2013
South Africa’s Olympic governing body SASCOC staged the first of nine innovative road shows in Bloemfontein at the weekend.
The meeting is part of SASCOC’s plan to engage all of the country’s provinces in a bid to come up with ideas and programmes to improve the country’s sporting structures and performances going forward.
This follows an extremely successful performance by Team South Africa at last year’s Olympics and Paralympics in London where the country returned with six medals from the Olympics and 29 medals from the Paralympics.
The meeting was hosted by the Free State Sports Confederation and many relevant federations attended to provide input and inspiration.
Crucial to the programme was SASCOC sharing its plans and strategies while outlining roles and responsibilities of key partners to help SASCOC successfully deliver programmes and projects going forward to the 2016 Olympics, Paralympics and beyond.
At the weekend’s inaugural roadshow the MEC of the Free State Sports Department, Mr Dan Kgothule, pledged R2-million to the cause and SASCOC President Gideon Sam challenged the other provinces to equal, and hopefully, improve on that.
Among SASCOC personnel to attend were Ms Patience Shikwambana (GM Operations and NFs Support) and Ezera Tshabangu (GM, High Performance).
Said Sam: “SASCOC explained to the provincial leadership why they have decided to embark on the road shows. It’s to find synergy between SASCOC’s work and what the provinces are trying to achieve.
“We explained that the Road to Rio campaign of preparation has already started in earnest and we need help from all provinces to gain maximum benefit. There will be national camps, and international camps to help our athletes.
“It’s our great wish that we’ll get the same support or better than this exceptional pledge from MEC Kgothule.”
Dates and venues for the remainder of the SASCOC roadshow are as follows:
Western Cape: 23-24 February
Mpumalanga: 28 Feb-1 March
Limpopo: 2-3 March
KwaZulu-Natal: 8-9 March
North West: 9-10 March
Gauteng: 15-16 March
Eastern Cape: date postponed to be confirmed later
Northern Cape: date still to be confirmed