New title sponsor for Central

2018-03-06 06:00

Central Athletics Club unveiled the new title sponsor for their popular 10km road race and 5km fun run at Newlands Cricket Stadium last week.

Central Athletics is a community-based club that attracts members of all abilities from across the province.

According to founder member and club president, Adnaan Mohamed, the club will be hosting the Central Athletics 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run on Sunday 8 April at Newlands Cricket Stadium for the third consecutive year.

The event starts at 07:00.

“It is a very challenging task to be able to secure a sponsorship, especially considering the current economic climate we find ourselves in. We are proud to announce that No Finance Cars (NFC) has agreed to come on board as a title sponsor for our race. This is a massive boost to the club. I am positive that NFC will play a huge role in making our race a resounding success,” Mohamed says.

Reza Ebrahim, chairperson of Central Athletics and also the owner of NFC, is the person responsible for securing the sponsorship deal with the national car finance company.

“NFC has decided to commit to the race for three years. I am extremely excited about the partnership between NFC and Central. NFC is a market leader in the rent-to-buy car industry. Thousands of South Africans who have had difficulty obtaining finance have turned to them for help in order to get back behind the steering wheel.

“They (NFC) understand the importance of ploughing back into the development of communities though the medium of sport,” explains Ebrahim.

Race director, Wafeeq Williams, believes the cash injection from NFC will definitely go a long way towards easing the tremendous costs involved in staging a road race under the auspices of Western Province Athletics (WPA).

“Organising a race of this magnitude is not an easy task. It is virtually impossible to host a WPA race without the backing of a company like NFC. A lot of work goes into the planning of the race. We are faced with unique challenges every year. And this year is no different.

“We are currently experiencing a water crisis in the Western Cape. It is for this reason that we will be sourcing our water for our race off the grid. That means the water will not be supplied by the City of Cape Town but will rather come from alternative sources.

“In memory of two of our members who tragically passed on last year, we will be awarding special gold medals to the first 200 men and 200 women to cross the finish line. The medal for the males will be called the Ridwaan Bardien medal and for females it will be called the Rifqah Lutta-Keraan medal. This will add a distinctive air of nostalgia to the race.

“Both Ridwaan and Rifqah played a huge role in the success of this race in the past. We can proudly say that our race was one of only three races in WPA nominated for the prestigious Race of the Year Award last year.

“This year we are expecting around 5000 participants. We are confident that the race will be bigger and better and once again exceed all expectations,” adds Williams.

­Central Athletics Club unveiled the new title sponsor for their popular 10km road race and 5km fun run at Newlands Cricket Stadium last week.

Central Athletics is a community-based club that attracts members of all abilities from across the province.

According to founder member and club president, Adnaan Mohamed, the club will be hosting the Central Athletics 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run on Sunday 8 April at Newlands Cricket Stadium for the third consecutive year.

The event starts at 07:00.

“It is a very challenging task to be able to secure a sponsorship, especially considering the current economic climate we find ourselves in.

“We are proud to announce that No Finance Cars (NFC) has agreed to come on board as a title sponsor for our race. This is a massive boost to the club. I am positive that NFC will play a huge role in making our race a resounding success,” Mohamed says.

Reza Ebrahim, chairperson of Central Athletics and also the owner of NFC, is the person responsible for securing the sponsorship deal with the national car finance company­.

“NFC has decided to commit to the race for three years. I am extremely excited about the partnership between NFC and Central. NFC is a market leader in the rent-to-buy car industry.

“Thousands of South Africans who have had difficulty obtaining finance have turned to them for help in order to get back behind the steering wheel.

“They (NFC) understand the importance of ploughing back into the development of communities though the medium of sport,” explains Ebrahim.

Race director Wafeeq Williams believes the cash injection from NFC will definitely go a long way towards easing the tremendous costs involved in staging a road race under the auspices of Western Province Athletics (WPA).

“Organising a race of this magnitude is not an easy task. It is virtually impossible to host a WPA race without the backing of a company like NFC.

“A lot of work goes into the planning of the race. We are faced with unique challenges every year. And this year is no different.

“We are currently experiencing a water crisis in the Western Cape.

“It is for this reason that we will be sourcing our water for our race off the grid.

“That means the water will not be supplied by the City of Cape Town but will rather come from alternative sources.

“In memory of two of our members who tragically passed on last year, we will be awarding special gold medals to the first 200 men and 200 women to cross the finish line.

“The medal for the males will be called the Ridwaan Bardien medal and for females it will be called the Rifqah Lutta-Keraan medal. This will add a distinctive air of nostalgia to the race.

“Both Ridwaan and Rifqah played a huge role in the success of this race in the past. We can proudly say that our race was one of only three races in WPA nominated for the prestigious Race of the Year Award last year. This year we are expecting around 5000 participants. We are confident that the race will be bigger and better and once again exceed all expectations,” adds Williams.

­Central Athletics Club unveiled the new title sponsor for their popular 10km road race and 5km fun run at Newlands Cricket Stadium last week.

Central Athletics is a community-based club that attracts members of all abilities from across the province.

According to founder member and club president, Adnaan Mohamed, the club will be hosting the Central Athletics 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run on Sunday 8 April at Newlands Cricket Stadium for the third consecutive year.

The event starts at 07:00.

“It is a very challenging task to be able to secure a sponsorship, especially considering the current economic climate we find ourselves in.

“We are proud to announce that No Finance Cars (NFC) has agreed to come on board as a title sponsor for our race. This is a massive boost to the club. I am positive that NFC will play a huge role in making our race a resounding success,” Mohamed says.

Reza Ebrahim, chairperson of Central Athletics and also the owner of NFC, is the person responsible for securing the sponsorship deal with the national car finance company­.

“NFC has decided to commit to the race for three years. I am extremely excited about the partnership between NFC and Central. NFC is a market leader in the rent-to-buy car industry.

“Thousands of South Africans who have had difficulty obtaining finance have turned to them for help in order to get back behind the steering wheel.

“They (NFC) understand the importance of ploughing back into the development of communities though the medium of sport,” explains Ebrahim.

Race director Wafeeq Williams believes the cash injection from NFC will definitely go a long way towards easing the tremendous costs involved in staging a road race under the auspices of Western Province Athletics (WPA).

“Organising a race of this magnitude is not an easy task. It is virtually impossible to host a WPA race without the backing of a company like NFC.

“A lot of work goes into the planning of the race. We are faced with unique challenges every year. And this year is no different.

“We are currently experiencing a water crisis in the Western Cape.

“It is for this reason that we will be sourcing our water for our race off the grid.

“That means the water will not be supplied by the City of Cape Town but will rather come from alternative sources.

“In memory of two of our members who tragically passed on last year, we will be awarding special gold medals to the first 200 men and 200 women to cross the finish line.

“The medal for the males will be called the Ridwaan Bardien medal and for females it will be called the Rifqah Lutta-Keraan medal. This will add a distinctive air of nostalgia to the race.

“Both Ridwaan and Rifqah played a huge role in the success of this race in the past. We can proudly say that our race was one of only three races in WPA nominated for the prestigious Race of the Year Award last year. This year we are expecting around 5000 participants. We are confident that the race will be bigger and better and once again exceed all expectations,” adds Williams.

Central Athletics Club unveiled the new title sponsor for their popular 10km road race and 5km fun run at Newlands Cricket Stadium last week.

Central Athletics is a community-based club that attracts members of all abilities from across the province.

According to founder member and club president, Adnaan Mohamed, the club will be hosting the Central Athletics 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run on Sunday 8 April at Newlands Cricket Stadium for the third consecutive year.

The event starts at 07:00.

“It is a very challenging task to be able to secure a sponsorship, especially considering the current economic climate we find ourselves in. We are proud to announce that No Finance Cars (NFC) has agreed to come on board as a title sponsor for our race. This is a massive boost to the club. I am positive that NFC will play a huge role in making our race a resounding success,” Mohamed says.

Reza Ebrahim, chairperson of Central Athletics and also the owner of NFC, is the person responsible for securing the sponsorship deal with the national car finance company.

“NFC has decided to commit to the race for three years. I am extremely excited about the partnership between NFC and Central. NFC is a market leader in the rent-to-buy car industry. Thousands of South Africans who have had difficulty obtaining finance have turned to them for help in order to get back behind the steering wheel.

“They (NFC) understand the importance of ploughing back into the development of communities though the medium of sport,” explains Ebrahim.

Race director, Wafeeq Williams, believes the cash injection from NFC will definitely go a long way towards easing the tremendous costs involved in staging a road race under the auspices of Western Province Athletics (WPA).

“Organising a race of this magnitude is not an easy task. It is virtually impossible to host a WPA race without the backing of a company like NFC. A lot of work goes into the planning of the race. We are faced with unique challenges every year. And this year is no different.

“We are currently experiencing a water crisis in the Western Cape. It is for this reason that we will be sourcing our water for our race off the grid. That means the water will not be supplied by the City of Cape Town but will rather come from alternative sources.

“In memory of two of our members who tragically passed on last year, we will be awarding special gold medals to the first 200 men and 200 women to cross the finish line. The medal for the males will be called the Ridwaan Bardien medal and for females it will be called the Rifqah Lutta-Keraan medal. This will add a distinctive air of nostalgia to the race.

“Both Ridwaan and Rifqah played a huge role in the success of this race in the past. We can proudly say that our race was one of only three races in WPA nominated for the prestigious Race of the Year Award last year.

“This year we are expecting around 5000 participants. We are confident that the race will be bigger and better and once again exceed all expectations,” adds Williams.

Central Athletics Club unveiled the new title sponsor for their popular 10km road race and 5km fun run at Newlands Cricket Stadium last week.

Central Athletics is a community-based club that attracts members of all abilities from across the province.

According to founder member and club president, Adnaan Mohamed, the club will be hosting the Central Athletics 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run on Sunday 8 April at Newlands Cricket Stadium for the third consecutive year.

The event starts at 07:00.

“It is a very challenging task to be able to secure a sponsorship, especially considering the current economic climate we find ourselves in. We are proud to announce that No Finance Cars (NFC) has agreed to come on board as a title sponsor for our race. This is a massive boost to the club. I am positive that NFC will play a huge role in making our race a resounding success,” Mohamed says.

Reza Ebrahim, chairperson of Central Athletics and also the owner of NFC, is the person responsible for securing the sponsorship deal with the national car finance company.

“NFC has decided to commit to the race for three years. I am extremely excited about the partnership between NFC and Central. NFC is a market leader in the rent-to-buy car industry. Thousands of South Africans who have had difficulty obtaining finance have turned to them for help in order to get back behind the steering wheel.

“They (NFC) understand the importance of ploughing back into the development of communities though the medium of sport,” explains Ebrahim.

Race director, Wafeeq Williams, believes the cash injection from NFC will definitely go a long way towards easing the tremendous costs involved in staging a road race under the auspices of Western Province Athletics (WPA).

“Organising a race of this magnitude is not an easy task. It is virtually impossible to host a WPA race without the backing of a company like NFC. A lot of work goes into the planning of the race. We are faced with unique challenges every year. And this year is no different.

“We are currently experiencing a water crisis in the Western Cape. It is for this reason that we will be sourcing our water for our race off the grid. That means the water will not be supplied by the City of Cape Town but will rather come from alternative sources.

“In memory of two of our members who tragically passed on last year, we will be awarding special gold medals to the first 200 men and 200 women to cross the finish line. The medal for the males will be called the Ridwaan Bardien medal and for females it will be called the Rifqah Lutta-Keraan medal. This will add a distinctive air of nostalgia to the race.

“Both Ridwaan and Rifqah played a huge role in the success of this race in the past. We can proudly say that our race was one of only three races in WPA nominated for the prestigious Race of the Year Award last year. This year we are expecting around 5000 participants. We are confident that the race will be bigger and better and once again exceed all expectations,” adds Williams.

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