Eight Sporting Bodies Resume Training

by | Jun 28, 2020

Minster of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa has announced the approval of eight sporting bodies’ return to training and matches after receiving plans indicating the state of readiness and commitment to adhere to stringent health protocols.

In a media statement, the Minister confirmed that Cricket South Africa, South African Anglers and Casting Confederation, SA Gymnastics Federation, Tennis SA, SA National Climbing Federation, Canoeing SA, Swimming SA as well as football will return.

Speaking on finally receiving the greenlight to return, Canoeing SA President, Kim Pople shared her excitement on the federation’s Instagram account.

“We’ve been given the go-ahead by Minister Nathi Mthethwa and we thank the department for having faith in us to continue,” said Pople.

“We have been given the greenlight not only with training but also with events. We will look at those events and pencil it in so that we can get up and running.”

Tennis South Africa have been putting their plans in place, announcing that tennis coaches are required to apply for the Covid-19 Coaching License in order to resume.

“Coaches are required to apply for the #COVID19 Coaching License and must obtain the license before they can resume with coaching.

“The license is FREE and can be obtained from TSA office by sending an email to [email protected].”

Meanwhile, Athletics South Africa says it has resolved not to host national events until the federation and the Ministry are “certain the health and safety of athletes will not be placed at risk”.

Golf RSA also released a statement earlier this month of the sport’s return to training.

Further information from the other sporting federations are expected to be announced soon with indications as to when training and matches will take place.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Minster of Sport, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa has announced the approval of eight sporting bodies’ return to training and matches after receiving plans indicating the state of readiness and commitment to adhere to stringent health protocols. Photo: Canoeing SA

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