Clubs want answers from KZN Athletics

2011-06-24 00:00

IT’S an important weekend for KwaZulu-Natal Athletics, with clubs travelling from all over the province to Durban for tomorrow’s council meeting. The meeting starts at 9 am at the boardroom at King’s Park athletics track in Gilbert Road.

Clubs are expected to push the executive for answers over a number of allegations of financial mismanagement, maladministration and disregard of the constitution.

Representatives have said they will be tabling evidence of fraudulent accounting within the administration and provincial structure.

Clubs will be demanding answers on the over-expenditure, the clarification on the re-allocation of lottery funds, and what steps have been taken to obtain approval from the Lottery Distribution Board to cover the R940 000 overspend in 2010.

This is one meeting that no club will want to miss and clubs are reminded that they can attend the meeting even if they failed to send in their accreditation information and delegate names by June 15 on the notice of the meeting.

• The only race that was scheduled for the weekend was the Umlazi Development 10 km, which has been cancelled. Victor Ntshangase has more information at 072 211 4556.

The cancellation will no doubt impact on the numbers attending the seventh cross-country league, which will be hosted by Yellowood Park tomorrow from noon.

The normal programme will be followed and Mike Sutton has more details of this league at 082 961 1615. This is one of the more scenic courses and makes for a good family outing.

• After the success of the Durban Spar Women’s Race the province’s women have a second opportunity to take over the city’s roads on July 31. This event is organised by KZN Athletics and will start and finish at King’s Park athletics stadium.

The race follows a similar route to the Spar event, but this time the entries are being restricted to 4 000 runners on a first come, first served basis.

Entries at R40 for the five kilometre and R50 for the 10 km will be taken at Total Sports stores and the KZN Athletics office until July 17 or when the 4 000 entry limit is reached.

Further information is available at and by phone at 086 005 1021.

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