Photo Credit: Cecilia van Bers
An epic battle is set to unfold at the Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort) this coming Wednesday (29 September 2021) when leading athletics schools including Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Prestige College and Menlopark High School face-off in the Boys Team Category at the much-anticipated Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier #1!
Launched in 2019, the Twizza Super School Series has very quickly become a highlight on the schools’ athletics calendar and has one clear goal in mind – to crown SA’s best athletics school! There can be only ONE WINNER!
The winning school will take home bragging rights for one year!
Ntando Mahlangu (19) will represent Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool Pretoria (Affies) in the 400m and 800m at the Twizza Super School Series Regional Qualifier #1. “I enjoy taking part in the Twizza Super School Series,” says Mahlangu. “It’s a great opportunity to go up against SA’s best. I am really looking forward to representing my school for one last time. My goal is to make a successful transition from my events at the Paralympic Games to the events that I usually participate in for my school. The challenges of these events are very different.”
Prestige College’s Evince Dhlamini (17) will be seen in action in the 110mH and 400mH. “The Twizza Super School Series is a good competition that provides opportunities to go further as an athlete,” says Dhlamini. “My gaol is to dominate my events and break records. I am really looking forward to seeing my school win the competition. My long-term goal is to inspire upcoming athletes and go to the Olympics.”
Aiden Smith (17) from Menlopark High School can’t wait to stamp his authority in the shot put and discus events. “The Twizza Super School Series gives athletes a good look at who the SA competitors are,” says Smith. “I am really looking forward to the shot-put event. I’ll be looking for the 21m or 22m mark. My long-term goal is to go to the 2021 Olympics where I’d like to go for gold.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2021 / 2022 Twizza Super School Series
Regional Qualifiers & Qualifying Provinces:
|Regional Qualifier:||Date:||Area:||Venue:||Qualifying Provinces:|
|1. Regional Qualifier #1||Wednesday 29 September 2021||Gauteng Province||Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort)||· Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West & Northern Cape|
|2. Regional Qualifier #2||Saturday 23 October 2021||Western Province||Greenpoint Athletics Stadium (Cape Town)||Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu- Natal, Northern Cape & Western Cape|
|3. Saturday 19 February 2022||Gauteng Province||Ruimsig Athletics
|Eastern Cape, Western Cape,
Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern
Cape and North West
|Entry Fee / Students Participating:||Entry for competing schools is FREE of charge. Team Managers download the entry form from the event website www.superschoolseries.com. Send the completed entry for to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Students Supporting:||NOT PERMITTED due to COVID protocols.|
|Spectators and Supporters:||NOT PERMITTED due to COVID protocols.|
|Entry Requirements:||Each school will be required to enter a team of 15 athletes.|
|Categories will include:||Boys, Girls and Combined Winners’ competition.|
|Age Group:||In 2021: U15, U17 and U19
In 2022: U15, U17 and U19 (U20 ASA)
|Events that can be entered will include:||100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m (Boys & Girls), Open Medley Relay (100m, 200m, 300m & 400m Boys & Girls), short hurdles, long hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot-put, discus and javelin for age groups U/17 and U/19.|
|What’s NEW in 2021?||The Twizza Super School Series will boast an action-packed Open Medley Relay Category for 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m Boys and Girls. This category is guaranteed to add an interesting spin on team selection.|
PLEASE NOTE: The event organisers will at all times adhere to Government Regulations regarding COVID-19.
About Twizza: A proudly South African carbonated soft drink, Twizza was created in 2003. We pride ourselves on providing the consumer with an authentic taste experience that rivals the global brands.