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  1. Presentation: Portfolio Committee on Sports & Recreation South African Parliament

  2. Introduction • ASA reinstated to international competition – 1992 • Have had team representation at all World Championships, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games & AAG since 1992 • Won medals at all international competitions since 1992,except in 2005. • Black athlete medallists, • JOSIA THUGWANE • HEZEKIEL SEPENG • MBULAENI MULAUDZI • KHOTSO MOKOENA • GERALDINE PILLAY • Core Business • Team preparation for international competition • Medals for South Africa

  3. ASA Properties • Road Running • Mass participation, reaching over 200,000 athletes. • 100,000 athletes registered with clubs, the other 100,000 are temporary licensed athletes • 1012 clubs, predominately road running. • 820 road races held across the country annually

  4. Properties • Cross Country • Mass participation • ASA talent identification programme • Linked with ASA middle and long distance programme • No facilities required • All ages (age 6 +) • Rural and Township friendly • Inclusion in schools programmes

  5. Properties TRACK AND FIELD • ASA Flagship code • Olympic Games Flagship code • Limited clubs – only 10% belonging to tertiary institutions • Spectator friendly (3,000 – 10,000) • Role model / Heroes • Inclusion in school programmes

  6. Commercial / Challenges • Pre 1992 – Strong sponsorship programme supported by large corporations supported by the government of the day • 1992 – White CEO – ASA financially sound • 1996 – Black leadership – no sponsor renewals • Lack of confidence in the leadership of ASA because of colour? • Current corporate support of “white federations” (cricket) • Continual television support of the big five professional codes • Television coverage • Lack of support for airtime in athletics • Live coverage of World Championships / Olympic Games

  7. Political Challenges • Transformation of Road Running • Two Oceans Marathon • Too many long distance races • Athletes over competing • Mediocre prize money • Individuals cashing in on the sport • Race organisers / Clubs • Nothing back into the sport • Transformation of provincial executives

  8. Olympic Games Project • Athlete identification, performance objectives • Current performance levels • Entry Standards for competitions • Targets for the 4 year cycle and forecast of results

  9. Athlete’s Identification • Senior athletes - 40 • Junior athletes - 50 • Youth athletes - 50

  10. Training & Development • Athletes Assistance • Coaching Structure • Training Camps • Competition Programme • Medical & Scientific Assistance • Anti-doping programme • International Courses opportunities to send administrators to IAAF RDC, Kenya

  11. Athletes Assistance • Performance related scholarships • Incentives • 2006 Commonwealth Games • Gold R30,000 (5x) • Silver R20,000 (7x) • Bronze R15,000 (2x) • Total = R320,000 • Improved / Equal prize money

  12. Coaching Structure • Organisation of elite coaching • Employment of a Chief Coach to oversee our preparation. • Scholarships for personal coaches to further their coaching skills and expertise. • 100 affiliated coaches at national level • 500 affiliated coaches at provincial level • National Coaching Symposium

  13. Training Camps • Programme of specific camps for different groups. • Jumps • Throws • Distance Events • Sprints • Utilise training centres inside and outside the country. • Regular assessment and evaluation of athletes’ performances.

  14. Competition Programme • Pre-season planning meeting-All parties • Sign agreements which include an annual plan of competitions for each athlete • Changes to the agreement only dictated by injuries or special cases. • Competition opportunities for up and coming athletes through a pre-programme competition @ track and field meetings • TRACK & FIELD • 6 x ASA Challenge Meetings • 2 x National Championships

  15. Competition Programme • ROAD RUNNING • Nedbank City Marathon Series – Highest prize money • Short distance series – highest prize money • National Championships x 3 • CROSS COUNTRY • 5 x Series events • Prize money • 1 x National Championships

  16. Medical Assistance • Basic screening for all elite athletes • Record keeping & tracking of athlete condition • Medical insurance scheme

  17. Anti-doping programme • Testing programme • In competition @ all ASA events • Out of competition – Athletes whereabouts (IAAF/SAIDS) • Education programme • Continuous growth of out of competition testing programme

  18. Targets for the 4 year cycle • 2004 Olympic Games • 2 Silvers • 4 finalists • R30 Million • 2008 Olympic Games • 1 Gold • 2 Silver medals • 3 Bronze medals • 4 Finalists • R60 Million

  19. IAAF YOUTH PROJECT Schools PE IAAF (clubs, etc…) Age 17 16 15 14 12 11 - 7 High School Competitions’ Programme World Championships Area Championships National Championships Clubs High School Kids’ Athletics 2 12-14 years Basic Techniques Team Championships Event Groups School Sport Groups& Clubs Middle School Kids’ Athletics 1 7-11 years School Sport Groups Primary

  20. Mass Participation • Provincialization • Lack of proper direction • Lack of direct funding to federations

  21. Team demographics - 2006

  22. Facilities • ASA philosophy • Every soccer/rugby field should include an athletics track • Opportunities • Building for sport & recreation programme • Threats • No consultations about upgrading the facilities for 2010

  23. Special projects • Middle and long distance squad • National and provincial level • Failed to make impact on the World stage in X-Country and M & L events on the track. • ASA aspirations • Establish itself as a force in World athletics • Explore & exploit all the potential at its disposal • Investment in X-country & M &L track events • Increase the possibility for medals • Address team demographics • Produce scores of quality marathoners • Marathon athletes will graduate to dominate ultra-marathons

  24. Special projects • Field events project • Target disadvantaged areas • Train and employ full time coaches specializing in these events

  25. Projected costs • Olympic Games project – R 10 million • Schools project – R 5 Million • Facilities – BSRP • Special project – R 5 Million • TOTAL = R 20 Million

  26. Thank You For you Time!