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Gezelle Magerman Targets Successful Comeback

Gezelle Magerman Targets Successful Comeback

2014 Youth Olympic gold medallist, Gezelle Magerman, is eager to make a successful comeback to the athletics track as she strives to qualify for the Olympic Games. The athletics star chats to Celine Abrahams about her achievements so far and her plans for life after athletics.

Online Training Changes Face of Tuks Netball Coaching

Online Training Changes Face of Tuks Netball Coaching

The COVID-19 lockdown has changed the face of coaching, with online training taking off. Head of Tuks Netball, Jenny van Dyk, is eager to continue this trend post lockdown as she tells Celine Abrahams about the value that online coaching has added to the team’s programmes.

Hayley Nixon’s New Family Focus

Hayley Nixon’s New Family Focus

World Surfski League Champion, Hayley Nixon, has never be so excited to miss a season of racing as she and her partner, Paul, are set to become first-time parents. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her new family focus and her plans to keep inspiring women paddlers.

Thalea Smidt On the Comeback

Thalea Smidt On the Comeback

Talented Tuks Varsity Football captain, Thalea Smidt, dreams of signing a professional contract and representing Banyana Banyana. For now, she is focussing on boosting her academic qualifications as she recovers from a leg injury that has kept her out of the game for eight months.

Nyahora Eyes Olympics Qualification

Nyahora Eyes Olympics Qualification

Zimbabwean marathon runner, Rutendo Nyahora, plans to continue her preparations to qualify for the Olympic Games as she aims to represent her country at the global showpiece for the second time in her career. She also chats to Celine Abrahams about her journey and shares advice to aspiring sportswomen.

Lee-Ann Persse Champions Athlete Mental Health

Lee-Ann Persse Champions Athlete Mental Health

Retired South African Olympic rower, Lee-Ann Persse, is using her personal struggles with mental health to help other athletes experiencing similar situations through The Girls Only Project podcast. She also chats to Celine Abrahams about competing at two Olympic Games and the impact of losing her father.

History Maker Thamae Eyes Mentorship Role

History Maker Thamae Eyes Mentorship Role

For the past six years, Zola Thamae has held fort as the only woman provincial cricket union president in South Africa. The formidable Free State Cricket Union President tells Kass Naidoo that women occupying leading roles for the first time need to be inducted and given ongoing support.

Wade on Course to Becoming SA’s Next Best Footballer

Wade on Course to Becoming SA’s Next Best Footballer

South African U17 Women’s National Team captain, Jessica Wade, wants to continue making her mark on the local football scene as she leads the youth team with aplomb. She chats to gsport’s Celine Abrahams about what keeps her motivated and about the state of women’s football in the country.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

South African women in sport use their voices to celebrate Mother’s Day as they share special memories of how their mothers have played a vital role in their sporting careers.

Kaitlyn Ramduth Sets Sight on International Tennis Career

Kaitlyn Ramduth Sets Sight on International Tennis Career

Promising junior tennis star, Kaitlyn Ramuth, is rapidly making a name for herself both on the local and international front as she aims to proudly fly the South African flag high. She chats with Celine Abrahams about her greatest sporting dream and highlights of her career so far.

“Curl It Like Chhibber”

“Curl It Like Chhibber”

Dalima Chhibber is one of India’s most promising footballers. Her stupendous goal against Nepal in last year’s SAFF Final caught the attention of Internet fans, who couldn’t get enough of her striking power. Now based in Canada, the talent star speaks to Kass Naidoo about her dream of leading India to FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification.

Mbuthuma Eyes World Championship Gold

Mbuthuma Eyes World Championship Gold

Introducing our #FollowFriday feature on Nedbank Running Club’s Fikile Mbuthuma, who celebrates 15 years of marathon running this year. Mbuthuma, who won Comrades Marathon gold with an historic eighth-placed finish in 2016, has World Championship gold and a Comrades Top 5 finish on her bucket list.