Following months of fierce competition throughout the year, Team Gauteng has been assembled and is gearing up to remain the national title holders at the South African School Championships. Gauteng has been crowned champions for last three consecutive years and are determined to make it four.

A total of 863 participants across 18 sporting codes make up Team Gauteng, who will shine over the 6 days of fierce competition taking place from 10 – 15 December 2015 in Tshwane. The athletes, aged between 13 and 19, are hard at work preparing for the games, preparations which include a 2 day training camp in Johannesburg from 8-9 December 2015.

The team hopes to dominate across all 18 of the sporting codes at the games over and above those it has been excelling in in the past, including swimming, football, tennis and basketball.

At the championships held last year in Tshwane, Gauteng garnered an impressive 158 gold medals, 132 silver medals and 95 bronze medals and a total of 1279 points which earned them top spot as the nation’s young champs.

The SA School Championships are the impassioned initiative of the National Department of Sport and Recreation and the National Department of Basic Education which showcases the extraordinary sporting talents in our schools.

Says the MEC for the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms Faith Mazibuko, says “Gauteng are the best of the best and our track record proves it. I am incredibly proud of what our young star-athletes have achieved and anticipate their continued success in the future.”

The GPG team will ensure that Gauteng remains ‘the Enabler of Excellence’ and the ‘Home of Champions’.

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Nomazwe Ntlokwana

Tel: 011 355 2578

Cell: 083 507 8068

E-mail: nomazwen@gpg.gov.za

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICAL NEWS

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