Provincial Association for Gymnastics for All, Artistic
Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Rope Skipping
and Tumbling & Trampolining.
Affiliated to the South African Gymnastics Federation
P O BOX 10113,
Tel : 031 - 7021768 & Fax
086 515 3468
GOOD LUCK FOR WORLDS SIPHESIHLE !
Good luck to Siphesihle Biyase who is
competing at the Artistic World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium
This will be Siphesihle's first competition at World Championships
level. This was all made possible by his sponsorship by
Pictured above : Jesse KitzenAbleson (coach), Tyrone Morris (SAGF
athlete rep), Sipheshle Biyase & Ralf Paps (Financial Manager for
LEVELS 1-3 TEAM COMPETITION 2013
Congratulations to all that took part in the
recent KZN Levels 1-3 Team competition held at the KZN Artistic Academy.
It was a very successful event and it seemed that all the gymnasts
had a lot of fun.
Pics - here
GENERAL LEADERS COURSE 2013
The class of 2013 at the GL Coaches course,
run at the Artistic Academy over the weekend 2&3 March 2013. 39
Enthusiastic coaches from all over KwaZulu Natal came together for a
weekend of learning and sharing ideas. Many thanks to the
facilitators under the guidance of our course coordinator, Tammy
CONGRATULATIONS to all award winners at the
recent KZN PrizeGiving held in Pinetown on the 30th November 2012.
Further details to follow once they are received.
Some photos are available on the photos page
JENNIFER BACK ON THE WORLD STAGE
Jennifer Khwela of eThekwini Gymnastics
Academy has recent done South Africa proud by qualifying for 2
Apparatus Finals at the 2012 FIG Challenger Cup in Ostrava, Czech
Jennifer has been out of competition for the last year, recovering
from an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament knee) Injury that she
sustained in Korea during a competition. She has worked steadily to
regain her strength and skills and this competition shows that hard
work pays off !
Jennifer qualified tie 4th in
the Vault qualifiers and then also placed in the same position in
the finals, as well as 8th in the floor finals winning herself some
Swiss Francs as a bonus, as well. :)
Well done Jennifer and Julie. Keep up the hard work !!
SAGF AWARDS ALLAN CHADWICK
CONGRATULATIONS to Allan who recently won the
South African Gymnastics Federation 'Administrator of the Year'
award. What a brilliant achievement !
Allan was also rewarded for his long service as a National Board
Member. He has worked very hard
in various positions on the SAGF Committee for countless years and
has contributed endlessly to gymnastics not only in KwaZulu Natal,
but South Africa as whole.
One of his greatest contributions to RSA gymnastics is his Preschool
& General Gymnastics programs and enthusiastic, child-centred
approach to coaching. He has also been responsible for much of the
admin side of things, such as club management software & competition
scoring software, competition manager at numerous competitions,
Brevet Judge, National Team coach. The list seems endless.
Well done Allan !! We are all very proud of you.
2012 NATIONAL GYMNASTICS GAMES
Congratulations to all our gymnasts who
competed at the recent National Gymnastics Games in Pretoria during
the first week of October.
KZN MAG Gymnasts in the top 10 AA : Andrew Flynn 1st !, Liam Randall
2nd, Siyanda Gaza, 6th AA, All three boys L4 8&u, Riaan Le Roux 3rd
& Musa Manyati 4th, both L4 17&u, Hardie Koekemoer 3rd S4 19&o,
Taine Meumann 4th L7 14&u, Philani Gazu 1st !, Sibusiso Mabaso 3rd &
Ryan Fredericks 7th, all three in L8 14&u
WAG : Shura Johnson 3rd & Samantha Niemand, 4th , Kaitlyn Barnard
9th all three L5 18&u, Lesley Taylor 3rd L4 18&u
Apparatus Medallists : Philani Gaza, Sibusiso Mabaso, Siyana Gazu,
Phumelela Mthimkulu, Samantha Niemand, Andrew Flynn, Liam Randall,
Luke James, Taine Meumann, Riaan Le Roux, Musa Manyati, Stevie
Palmer, Hardie Koekemoer, Ryan Fredericks, Lesley Taylor, Heidi
Oberholzer, Shura Johnson
Pic : Philani Gazu (Chillipix photo).
Results - www.SAGF.co.za
CHARLES 2012 DOWNS WORLD CHAMPION !
CONGRATULATIONS to Charles Phillips who
travelled to Leicester, England from 14-16 September for the
2012 Downs Syndrome World Championships.
Gymnasts from all over the world took part in the Championships,
including Italy, Russia, Portugal, South Africa, Norway Canada, USA,
Mexico, Brazil and Great Britain.
Charles competed 5 apparatus in the Artistic Level 4 Senior Section,
which uses routines from the Special Olympics program. Level 4 is
the highest level competed at these championships.
KwaZulu Natal Gymnastics is proud of Charles’
success at these World Championships and all of his hard work and
perseverance in training towards this achievement.
2012 PROVINCIAL SCHOOLS COMPETITION
The first Schools Provincial Competition took place at Pinetown Gym
on 9/8/2012. Newly trained schools’ gymnasts,
representing their school and respective district within KZN,
challenged eachother for a spot to compete
at the National Competition in December
The Schools Gymnastics Programme
currently comprises of Artistic L1 floor & vault
elements (GymStar) & Rope-Skipping novice. The
programme was launched by Minister of Sport & Rec, Hon F.A Mbalula in November 2011, and comprises 9 codes of
sport, with Schools Gymnastics being one of them.
This weekend’s competition saw
over 372 gymnasts comprising 93 teams (4 gymnasts per team)
competing at the KZN Provincial Competition. KZN is the first
province to kick-off the Schools Competition.
Photos : here
OUR BOYS IN USA FOR FLIPFEST 2012
With assistance from KZN
Dept Sport & Recreation & the KZN Prov Academy, KZNGU sent their 5 most talented MAG
gymnasts to a week of intensive training at the Flip Fest summer
The team was selected after 7 months of training and testing under the guidance of coach Jesse Kitzen-Abelson
(ex. Temple University – Philadelphia), now based in KZN.
The boys loved their stay at camp & were great ambassadors for South
Africa by making new friends, training hard & participating in all activities –
of war in the mud pit , tubing behind the jet skis on the lake and
the zip lines and rope challenges in the forest !!
Photos thank you to Jesse :