Athletics South Africa has found it necessary to offer further clarity on the cancellation of the Northern Prov’s versus Southern Prov’s Teams T&F Challenge which was scheduled for Durban this Saturday 6 May and Germiston on 13 May 2017ca.
ASA has been unable to find the necessary sponsorship to see it through.
“There was also a poor response from athletes. After we were unable to find sponsorship we then took a decision to save the finances we have and redirect them towards preparing our age groups to the various international competitions,” said Aleck Skhosana, the President of ASA.
“Therefore, the cancellation is not because ASA has no money, but because we then decided to prioritise the preparation of athletes to competitions like the u20 Junior Championships in Algeria, the CAA African Youth Championshipsand the CAA AfricaRegional Senior Championshipsin Zimbabwe, plus the IAAF World Youth Championships in Nairobi, Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas and the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in London.”
The Meeting would have seen a clash of athletes representing the Northern part of the country and their counterparts from the South, thus offering our elite and upcoming athletes more opportunities of domestic competition to prepare them for the international arena and other targets.
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