SA Summer Age group games in Bay

2016-03-02 06:00

SOUTH African Sports Association for the Intellectually Impaired (SASA-II) in partnership with Lulamisa Community Development Organisation have announced that Eastern Cape Sport Association for the Intellectually Impaired (ECSA-II) will host the National SA Summer Age Group Games in Port Elizabeth.

SA Summer Age Group Games will be held from 7 to 11 March.

About 750 athletes with an intellectual impairment from all nine Provinces will be in the Bay to take part in the annual Summer Games. These athletes will compete in six sport codes: swimming, cricket, hockey, table tennis, blackball pool and indoor rowing.

SASA-II is a member of South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and International Sports Federation for people with Intellectual Disability (Inas).

Some of the athletes with Down syndrome will compete in the codes of swimming and table tennis in preparation for the upcoming Trisome World Championship. This is the first National event in South Africa to be sanctioned by Inas.

The event will take place at Gelvandale Cricket Club, Malabar Community Centre, Lilian Ngoyi Sport Centre, Happydale Special School, Kwamagxaki Cricket Club, Dan Qe Qe stadion and Westbourne Oval, to name but a few.

Lizzie Vogel, National President of the association said: “This is a very special year for us, as we have a brand new partnership with Lulamisa. More athletes will get the opportunity to compete as it is development year in all sporting codes. During a development year we focus on giving multiple athletes, in additional age groups, the opportunity to take part on National level.”

A number of national teams will be announced during the Summer Games for international participation later in the year.

Kenneth Kubayi, National Sports Convenor and member of the National Executive Committee of SASA-II, visited the Nelson Mandela Bay this past month. He was impressed by the high standard of venues acquired by National Cricket Convenor, Ernest Fiki.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


And the Paws24 and Hill's winners are ...

Find out who the winners of our Paws24 pet pics and Q&a competitions are...



Keep your family and pets safe from rabies
5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.