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We received this nice picture from Martie Du Plessis High School today. These learners will be competing at the Nedbank Nationals in a weeks time. The sporting codes represented is Athletics, Boccia anMartie Du Plessis FSSAPD Team2015d Para Cycling. We wish them the best of luck. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Principal Mr. Van Heerden, Me. Zelma Kleyn and Me. Ernesta Strydom who made it possible for these athletes to attend the championship.

National Team Announcement.

All of us here at the FSSAPD congratulate Juan and his parents on this achievement and wish him all the best with the champs. Well done!!

SA Para-cycling team announced for UCI Para Track World Champs (NED)

Cycling South Africa’s Para-cycling Commission proudly announceAthletics 2014 (34)‘s the following riders who have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships taking place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from 26-29 March.

The Championship event will provide an excellent foundation for re-building the international competitiveness of South Africa’s Para-cycling track team in the build-up to Rio 2016. In a situation where the UCI has hosted relatively few international track competitions over the past three years, the 2015 World Championships will serve as a stepping-stone into the 2016 grand season, when it is expected that the country’s top riders will reach their peak competitive condition.

Two highly experienced riders selected to represent South Africa at Apeldoorn include Dane Wilson (C5 arm amputee rider) and Roxy Burns (C4 classed rider with a cerebral palsy-type disability). Wilson has showed a steady improvement in his international competitiveness over the past few years and is certain to extend this trend at this year’s World Championships. Burns, who spent 2014 completing her university studies, is re-building her strength and stamina and expects to perform in the Netherlands at levels approaching her previous best performances. She is optimistic that by year-end, going into 2016, she will be right up there challenging the world’s best riders in her class.download (1) download
Para-cyclists Juan Odendaal and Craig Ridgard will represent South Africa for the first time at a track World Championships. Ridgard, a previous South African bronze medallist in the 2014 Italian Verolanuava road race, is following the example of many road champions – which is to exploit the potential of track cycling – to build his sprint capabilities for this year’s international road competition season. He will compete in the pursuit and scratch races, and aims to put pressure on his fellow competitors in both events. As the youngest member of the South African team, Odendaal will use the opportunity of competing in the individual time trial and team sprint events to build a platform for an international career that is certain to span many years to come.
The current projection, based on 2014 international racing achievements, is that South African Para-cycling is likely to secure four men and two women slots for Rio 2016. These statistics provide a massive incentive for the four riders, competing in the Netherlands, to stake a claim to the slots that will be on offer.

South African Team:

Riders:
Roxy Burns
Dane Wilson
Juan Odendaal
Craig Ridgard

Manager:
Dr Mike Burns

Coach:
Corne Benc

Article was posted on WWW.CYCLINGSA.COM

Nedbank Nationals 2015

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For those of you who are hungry for a little more information regarding the Nedbank Nationals 2015. Please go through the attached document and share the information with your athletes, coaches and managers. The Bulk of the Free State team will be staying at the Randburg Towers in Randburg. Para Cycling will be in Meyerton.

SASAPD Nationals 2015

OR Tambo Games

The Free State Football 7-a-side was invited to the Annual OR Tambo Games which were held in Welkom in October 2014.

The team did exceptionally well. We played in a round robin and we won all our games. We played Thabo Mofutsanyana in the final and we managed to beat them.2014-03-21 09.50.56 2014-12-11 11.14.03 2014-10-26 16.37.23-6 2014-10-26 17.10.22

The team was voted the best in the whole tournament and was presented with a huge floating trophy and gold medals for winning the games.

Para Triathlon

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Nicholas Newman PT 4 and Anton Swanepoel PT1 will be taking part in the Free State Triathlon Event at Masselspoort in Preparation for Triathlon South Africa championship. The Championships will take place on the 08 February 2015 in East London. This is a very important event for both athletes in Preparation for the ITU World Triathlon Championships in September 2015 in the USA.

We wish them all the best in preparation for the 2015 Season !!

Letsema Awards

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During a prestige’s event in Gauteng we received the 1 st prize in the Murray & Roberts Letsema award competition. We would like to extend our gratitude towards the Management of Murray and Roberts for this gracious contribution and we look forward to our partnership of the next 5 years.

To the Executive team;

Thank you for the ours of work that you dedicated to make this award possible.