Six Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Sport Management students got the opportunity to work on the #GAL2021 event in a bid to gain experience and learn more about the running of women’s sport events.
The students, Omphemetse Morodi, Oratile Loselo, Tlotlego Matjile, Lesiba Lamola,Thianeo Mafadza and Thapelo Masenya, worked across the different areas of the event, and got to rub shoulders with the cream of women in sport.
We spoke to some of the students about the experience, what they enjoyed and what they learnt that will help them in their careers going forward.
Morodi said it was a great step in her young career as she got to network and interact with key names in the sports industry: “What an honour to have gained valuable insight of working as a Hostess at such a prestigious event. It was a wonderful opportunity to witness high profile women athletes being awarded for their excellency and achievements at all levels in their respective sporting codes.
“Now I can confidently apply the processes I learnt during the experience in my future endeavours. The gsport management team was amazing to work with and very welcoming. Thank you again gsport,” she concluded.
Loselo said attending the #GAL2021 was out of this world.
“I came there with an absent and uneducated person but the moment I stepped out at the end of the day I was so full of knowledge. It was so inspiring watching beautiful independent women being awarded for sport and all their hard work.”
Mafadza commended events like #GAL2021, saying it encourages women athletes to continue flying the South African flag.
“I’m honoured to have attended such a great inspiring event aimed at uplifting women in sport and celebrating their accomplishments It was great to witness women being celebrated for their amazing talent and given the same spotlight as men.”
As gsport Founder, Kass Naidoo, often says: “We need to blood the ones we want to lead us.”
Excited for more opportunities to give the youth of South Africa an opportunity to shine!