Women in Sport Champion Mental Health

The host of the Girls Only Project podcast, international rowing star Lee-Anne Persse has had opportunity to reflect on the struggles she’s had with retirement during COVID: “I often forget to celebrate what I have achieved, and I am really proud of what I have achieved in my sporting career.” Photo: Lee-Anne Persse (Twitter)

On #WorldMentalHealthDay, five courageous women in sport encourage us to acknowledge our mental health struggles, seek help, and put routines in place. #LeeAnnPersse, #ElaMeiring, #NandiTshabalala, #JuanitaKhumalo, #DrKoketjoTsebe @TheSADAG

31 Days of Women’s Sport Stories

We challenged ourselves to keep telling one powerful story a day during the lockdown to play our part in shaping the narrative of women’s sport. We ended up telling 32 stories, and we are excited to salute them as we reflect on an inspiring month of storytelling on gsport!

Lee-Ann Persse Champions Athlete Mental Health

Kaitlyn Ramduth pictured with her U18 Singles Title at the Wilson Mini 3 Tournament. Photo: Wilson Tennis

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.

Du Plessis Leads RowSA Transformation

Despite financial and transformation challenges facing the sport, Rowing South Africa is winning both on and off the field, thanks to the astute leadership of its President Wimpie du Plessis.

London 2012 Medalists Lead OPEX Squad

SASCOC’s Operational Excellence Squad includes 12 women athletes as the country plans for even greater success at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympics in Rio.