2024 Jun 29



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ASA Media
2024 Jun 29

Athletics South Africa on Saturday held a successfull Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the OR Tambo Garden Court hotel in Isando in Johannesburg. 

The AGM was attended by all of the 17 ASA provinces. 

Starting on time at 9am, the AGM deliberated intensely four and a half hours with a healthy submission of the financial report and a celebration of a good first half of the 2024 ASA season.

A standing ovation was given to the triumphant South African track and field team that returned on Friday with the African crown led by nine golds on the final medals table after  a tough competition environment, admittedly experienced by all countries. 

The President of Athletics South Africa James Moloi, particularly noted and praised the perseverance and focus of all athletes, and team management despite the many challenges at the hands of the organisers. He told the house that he was impressed that the team put the country first and appreciated the situation at hand by not allowing it to distract them from fighting for the crown in line with their mandate.

Moloi went on to note that he cannot wait for the same or similar recognition and honour that was accorded by government, the public and other businesses to soccer's Banyana Banyana when they returned as African champions or when Bafana Bafana recently returned with a bronze medal from the African Cup of Nation. 

In his report, the President had a special word of appreciation to the national Olympic mother body, SASCOC for the tremendous support they had given to ASA in the buildup to the World Relays Championships in the Bahamas where the men's 4x400m secured a hard-earned silver medal, while the men's 4x100m team did enough to also secure an Olympic berth. Through SASCOC funding, he said, ASA was able to hold crucial and needed training camps for the sprinters and the coaches to prepare. 

The meeting was also taken through the timelines of the constitutional review of the organisation whose presentation was accepted as is. It is expected to be ready for discussion at the ASA Council Meeting later in the year. 

Licences were discussed at length and the new fees structure was accepted as proposed by the finance committee and will now be confirmed through a circular to provinces who will in turn inform their clubs and athletes in line wirh operation procedures. 

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About Athletics South Africa:
Athletics South Africa (ASA) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics (including Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running and Race Walking) in South Africa, is a member of World Athletics  and the Confederation of African Athletics.  The association was formed in 1995 and is based in Johannesburg.