July Issue

July Issue2016-12-12T06:47:01+00:00

Feature Articles:
 
We’re one month away from our 1st Birthday, and we’re having such a blast, planning for the 2007 gsport Awards happening on 1 August, 2007 at the exclusive Westcliff Hotel in Joburg.
We’ve chosen ENERGY as our theme for July, because there just seems to be so much great energy around for some.
On the other hand, some people are struggling to find the required energy to move forward after an exhausting six months of the year, and during one of our coldest winters.
We’ve got a lovely monthly edition, bursting with energy, to keep you coming during this chilly Winter month, and we hope you find the necessary inspiration you’re looking for to move ahead positively.
 
Welcome to the ENERGY-issue of gsport!

 

 
ImageLead Feature: Gearing For Netball World Champs!
It’s a crucial few months for the SPAR National Netball team as it gears up for the Netball World Championships taking place in New Zealand in November. First up, they play Malawi here at home with the first of three test matches schedule for 21 July in Pretoria (or Pietersburg). National coach, Burta de Kock spoke to gsport about her team’s upcoming commitments, and the importance of forging ahead, with the support of committed sponsors.

ImageStar Search: Newtown’s Chipeya Academy!
People around South Africa are doing their bit to improve the state of sport in our country. From this month onward, gsport will be finding out about different initiatives that are helping make a difference in the lives of our youth. This month, we speak to Prof Chipeya, who runs a sports school, called Chipeya Academy in Newtown, which has already unearthed some outstanding netball and soccer talent.

ImageWomen’s Cricket Forges Ahead
The South African national women’s cricket team head off the first ever back-to-back tours by our country’s women cricketers. The Proteas beat Pakistan convincingly in an ODI series here at home earlier this year, and a few of them performed admirably for the African XI in the recent Afro-Asia Challenge Twenty20 against Asia. Cricket authorities are confident that this re-energized unit will do South Africa proud in their upcoming encounters against Netherlands, England A and New Zealand.

Image5 Minutes with Marsha Marescia: Vying for the Olympics
The SPAR National Women’s Hockey team is busy preparing for the All Africa Games, which also doubles up as an Olympic qualifier. A win in Kenya would secure a place in the Olympics and a prized trip to Beijing. On recent performances, the team seems on track to qualify for the Olympic Games. National Captain, Marsha Marescia, spoke to gsport about how her team is shaping up ahead of their All Africa Games, which also features encounters against tough sides like Ghana and Nigeria.

ImageNike’s What’s Your Fight JDI Launch: Women’s Sports Stars Making Impact
Corporates are finally taking notice of our outstanding women in sport. A great example is Nike’s new Just Do It campaign, which features four South African women sporting icons, who represents what it means to strive for excellence whatever your circumstances. We salute Banyana Banyana captain, Portia Modise, Springbok women’s rugby captain, Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe, dance senation, Amy Rosslind, and swimming star, Charlene Wittstock.


gsport Member Contribution
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ImagePersonal Account: From a Thaiboxing Champ
Rayana Ameeroedien is the first female promoter in the fighting and Thai boxing industries in South Africa. She is a professional Kickboxer and the current Bantamweight Thaiboxing Champion. In 2001, she won the South African title and from then on, she was hooked. In 2002, she started coaching and opened Ray’s Kickboxing Academy in Wynberg, Cape Town, and since then, she has trained hundreds of men and women, who enjoy the many benefits of Thaiboxing. Last year, Rayana was voted one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s 30 most Awesome Women. This is her story…

ImagePersonal Account: Chong Ming Island Cycle Tour
The South African women’s cycling team competed in the Chong Ming Island Cycle Tour last month. Robyn de Groot (Team Proline Computers) shares her experiences of the first ladies cycle tour to be held on Chong Ming Island with gsport, and says that to represent her country was a dream come true, and she felt proud to wear SA’s green and gold. This is her story…


Regulars:
 

ImageWonder Woman: First Day on Earth by Sharon Lee Plaskitt
Often when women are pregnant, loved ones want to have a say about what should happen and very rarely is the new mom able to decide what is best for her newborn baby. In her final article of a fascinating three-part Baby Series, Sharon Lee Plaskitt, looks at how we prepare for the baby’s First Day on Earth. 

 
 
 

Leading Ladies:

We’re one month away from our 1st Birthday, and we’ve chosen ENERGY as our theme for July, because there just seems to be so much great energy around.

We’ve got a lovely monthly edition, bursting with energy, to keep you coming back during this chilly Winter month, and we hope you find the necessary inspiration you’re looking for to move ahead positively.
Welcome to the gsport July issue Leading Ladies!

It’s far easier to dwell on problems, but even more satisfying to become part of the solution. That’s the message that is the life of Social Entrepreneur, and change agent, Andile Carelse. A few years ago, she revealed her painful past of being raped as a child. Her dramatic disclosure gave birth to the Open Disclosure Foundation, a haven for victims of women abuse. Andile speaks to gsport about the Foundation’s mission and her aspirations as a change agent in South Africa.

Vaylen Kirtley graced our television screens with her bubbly presentation style on SABC Sport. Now, at the age of 20, she has the kind of highlights some only dream of. Vaylen spoke to gsport about life as a sports broadcaster in South Africa, her role models, her inspirations and aspirations, and her love for sport. Introducing gsport’s July Woman in Media, one of South Africa’s hottest young broadcasting talents, Vaylen Kirtley.

Her brilliant portrayal of HIV-positive Nandipa on the popular daily drama, Isidingo, has put actress Hlubi Mboya at the forefront of the fight against AIDS. This beautiful, slim, sporty young woman, who has appeared on a number of magazine covers, is full of energy, and puts it to great use as she travels Africa educating people about HIV-AIDS, using her character, Nandipa, as a great catalyst. Her ultimate dream is to win an Oscar and she is determined to follow in her style icon, Charlize Theron’s footsteps, and pursue a career in film.  Hlubi opens up to gsport about acting, HIV-AIDS, Style, and her Oscar ambitions. Introducing gsport’s July Style Star, Cover Girl, Hlubi Mboya!

Tsakane Mbewe is taking the netball scene by storm with her confident play in the Premier League, most notably in the final between the Thunderbirds and the Tornados, where the national U21 and Senior Netball Striker recorded the second-best shot conversion rate. Tornados won the 2007 tournament by an agonisingly slim 37-36. Tsakane tells gsport about her life’s goals as a netball star, after seeing her idol Sindisiwe Gumede at the age of 12.
 
 

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Below are the sports news articles published on gsport during July 2007. A special thanks to all our contacts and contributors, please keep your news coming to gsport … for Girls! at 
sportsnews@gsport.co.za.
 
  Cricket  
 Tue 31 Jul  
  Cycling Event 
 Tue 31 Jul 
  Netball
 Tue 31 Jul
  Sailing  
 Tue 31 Jul 
  gsport
 Mon 30 Jul 
  Cricket 
 Mon 30 Jul 
  Cricket  
 Mon 30 Jul 
  Cricket 
 Mon 30 Jul 
  Women’s Month 
 Mon 30 Jul 
  Golf  
 Mon 30 Jul  
  Golf 
 Sun 29 Jul 
  Soccer 
 Sun 29 Jul 
  Cricket
 Sat 28 Jul
  Sailing 
 Sat 28 Jul  
  Golf  
 Sat 28 Jul 
  Soccer  
 Sat 28 Jul 
  Cricket
 Fri 27 Jul 
  Road Running  
 Fri 27 Jul  
  Sailing
 Fri 27 Jul 
  Golf 
 Fri 27 Jul  
  Surfing 
 Fri 27 Jul 
  Netball 
 Thu 26 Jul 
  Netball  
 Wed 25 Jul  
  Road Running 
 Wed 25 Jul 
  Bowls
 Wed 25 Jul
  Netball 
 Tue 24 Jul 
  Soccer 
 Tue 24 Jul
  All Africa Games
 Mon 23 Jul  
  Cycling 
 Mon 23 Jul 
  Cycling 
 Mon 23 Jul  
  Netball  
 Mon 23 Jul  
  Hockey 
 Mon 23 Jul 
  Netball 
 Sun 22 Ju 
  Soccer  
 Sun 22 Jul 
  All Africa Games  
 Sat 21 Jul  
  Netball  
 Sat 21 Jul 
  Hockey  
 Sat 21 Jul
  All Africa Games 
 Thu 19 Jul  
  All Africa Games 
 Wed 18 Jul 
  gsport
 Wed 18 Jul
  Cycling  
 Wed 18 Jul
  Hockey 
 Wed 18 Jul
  Soccer  
 Tue 17 Jul 
  All Africa Games 
 Tue 17 Jul
  Walking
 Tue 17 Jul
  Bodyboarding
 Tue 17 Jul
  Journo Awards
 Tue 17 Jul
  Netball 
 Mon 16 Jul  
  All Africa Games 
 Mon 16 Jul 
  Sailing 
 Mon 16 Jul 
  Hockey 
 Sun 15 Jul  
  All Africa Games 
 Sun 15 Jul  
  Squash  
 Sat 14 Jul 
  Tennis
 Fri 13 Jul
  Tennis
 Fri 13 Jul
  Sailing 
 Thu 12 Jul  
  Squash 
 Thu 12 Jul 
  Sailing 
 Wed 11 Jul 
  Road Running
 Wed 11 Jul
  Squash 
 Tue 10 Jul 
  Soccer 
 Tue 10 Jul  
  Cycling
 Tue 10 Jul 
  gsport 
 Tue 10 Jul 
  All Africa Games 
 Mon 09 Jul 
  Golf 
 Mon 09 Jul
  All Africa Games 
 Sun 08 Jul 
  Golf 
 Sat 07 Jul
  Athletics 
 Sat 07 Jul
  Netball
 Sat 07 Jul
  gsport 
 Sat 07 Jul
  Sailing  
 Fri 06 Jul  
  Golf  
 Fri 06 Jul 
  Bowls 
 Fri 06 Jul  
  Squash
 Fri 06 Jul 
  Golf 
 Fri 06 Jul 
  Athletics 
 Thu 05 Jul 
  Bowls
 Thu 05 Jul
  Golf 
 Thu 05 Jul
  Cycling 
 Thu 05 Jul
  Cycling 
 Wed 04 Jul 
  gsport 
 Wed 04 Jul  
  Squash 
 Wed 04 Jul 
  Sailing 
 Tue 03 Jul 
  gsport  
 Tue 03 Jul 
  Bodyboarding
 Mon 02 Jul
  Surfing
 Mon 02 Jul
  Road Running
 Mon 02 Jul
  Golf 
 Sun 01 Jul 
  Festival 
 Sun 01 Jul  
  Golf  
 Sun 01 Jul 

 

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