Yesterday Athletics South Africa re-opened its doors welcoming what promises to be a comeback season for the sport after it suffered much over the past two years because of the outbreak of Corona Virus.
ASA has taken a festive season break over on Wednesday, 15 December.
“We trust that you had a safe and responsible festive season, and we wish you all a Happy New Year,” said James Moloi, the President of Athletics South Africa. “From bucket lists to new year resolutions, I hope you tick them all of. We believe that this year is filled with great possibilities, so we urge you to dream big, and to firmly believe in yourselves”
“The new athletics season comes with new challenges to conquer, and we are confident that we can all do absolutely anything we set our collective mind to in 2022. We will start the Season with the ASA 35km Race Walking Championships and Inter-Provincial Race-Walking Challenge at LONGSFIELD Military Base in Cape town.
“At this point we applaud our Associate Members from the military for heading our call of many years to play host to athletics events. We hope that this will now set precedence for the Correctional Services and SA Police Service to follow suit.”
After the championships at the mother city, the calendar moves to NWU Jooiplaas in Potchefstroom for the ASA cross country trials scheduled for 21 January, but ASA awaits confirmation from CAA (Confederation of African Athletics) regarding the 2022 African Cross-Country Championships.
“We also hope that this year’s competition will give followers an opportunity to satisfy their hunger of athletics as we look forward to witnessing new rivalries, new champions and new records at national and world stage from the very young to the elite athletes.”