Women Leaders in Sport on the Rise

by | Jan 12, 2021

SASCOC’S first Vice-President, Lwandile Simelane believes the leading women in sport on the board are going to make huge strides in changing the perception of women in leadership positions during their term.

The board, which consists of second Vice President Dr Debbie Alexander, President of Canoeing South Africa, Kim Pople, President of the South African Sports Association for the Disabled, Moekie Grobelaar, and Director of Maties Sport, Ilhaam Groenewald, hit the ground running since their election in November as plans for the Tokyo Olympics are well underway.

Strong Women’s Representation on New SASCOC Board

Speaking to gsport at the second gsport Annual List event in Johannesburg, Simelane said, ”Its been a few months in a four-year term so I don’t want to get ahead of myself.

“However, I am very excited.

“We have a record number of women and we are in it to win it!” she explained.

“We are thankful that we were elected based on the skills and experiences that we bring to the table.

“This shows that we as women are being recognized for the work that we do both on and off the field.

“My wish is to see more women being afforded the opportunity to lead and I believe that this move by SASCOC will encourage federations across the country to do the same,” concluded Simelane.



Photo 1 Caption: SASCOC’S first Vice-President, Lwandile Simelane, pictured with long-distance runner, Glenrose Xaba, at the second gsport Annual List Event in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Photo: gsport

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