SA Rugby Assist Bok Women Players

SA Rugby Assist Bok Women Players

The South African Rugby Union has come to the aid of struggling women’s rugby players who have been affected by the impact of the Coronavirus on sport. SARU has identified a group of unemployed Springbok Women’s players who will receive financial assistance during the...
Paddlers Help Community Affected by COVID-19 Lockown

Paddlers Help Community Affected by COVID-19 Lockown

Former surfski world champion, Hayley Nixon, has played her part in a Canoeing South Africa (CSA) 24-hour Canoeing4COVID-19 event to raise funds for those in the paddling community that have been severely affected by the extended lockdown. The 24-hour...
Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

South Africa has always been blessed with brilliant athletes on the local scene but segregation meant they could not compete together and in turn were not exposed to international competition until 1991. Under apartheid the international community’s boycotts meant...
Ladies who League Leading the Way

Ladies who League Leading the Way

As a young girl, Mary Konstantopoulos wanted to spend more time with her sport obsessed father and brothers, so she started showing interest in rugby league, and has been hooked ever since. In 2013, a friend challenged her to do something about her love for sport, so...
Determined to Change Women’s Sport

Determined to Change Women’s Sport

Lwandile Simelane is the youngest board member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the Head of the organisation’s Women’s Commission. Simelane hopes that in five years’ time, women’s sport will be fully commercialised,...
Van Niekerk Praises Momentum Proteas’ Progress

Van Niekerk Praises Momentum Proteas’ Progress

They say with risk comes reward. For instance, appointing a 23-year-old to lead the Momentum Proteas Women in 2016 could be considered risky. Breaking new ground with a third-place finish in the ICC Women’s Championship and a guaranteed spot in next year’s ICC Women’s...