News Item: Team SA named for African Youth Games
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Thursday 21 June 2018 - 20:25:11

SASCOC have announced the team to represent South Africa at next month’s African Youth Games in Algiers, Algeria.

The team will be made up of four sporting codes, namely archery, athletics, rugby sevens and hockey 5’s (boys and girls).

Said SASCOC President Gideon Sam: ‘It’s always exciting to send teams to the African Youth Games as they get a first glimpse of the quality of sport on the rest of the continent and also have the added incentive to try and book their spots at the Youth Olympics.’

Chef de Mission for Team South Africa to the Games, which will run between 19-28 July, is Leon Fleiser who was also Chef de Mission for Team South Africa at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.

‘It’s once again a huge honour to lead the youth of South Africa on another multi-code sporting adventure,’ said Fleiser.

‘South Africa have done well at the previous African Youth Games and despite us only selecting four sporting codes on this occasion, this should again be the case.

‘These Games serve as an essential selection event for the Youth Olympic Games and we are expecting many of our athletes to provisionally book their places during these Games.’


  • Morgan Blewett,
  • Wian Roux,
  • Johan Wilsenach

  • Wesley Gates

This news item is from South African National Archery Association
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