CALLING ALL 14-19 YEAR OLDS
We’re looking for the fastest of the fast.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF SPEED

We’re looking for the fastest of the fast in the search for the next BOLT. Sign up for the PUMA School of Speed and cement yourself in the #ForeverFaster HALL OF FAME by winning a contract to run for PUMA, so…

EVENT
SCHEDULE

PUMA School of Speed #1 - Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch

DATE: Saturday, 26 January 2019      VENUE: Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch      TIME: 12h00

PUMA School of Speed #2 - Ruimsig Stadium, Johannesburg

DATE: Saturday, 2 February 2019      VENUE: Ruimsig Stadium, Johannesburg          TIME: 12h00

PUMA School of Speed #3 - KZN Athletics Track, Durban

DATE: Saturday, 9 February 2019     VENUE:  KZN Athletics Track, Durban          TIME: 12h00

PUMA School of Speed #4 - Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium, Pretoria

DATE: Saturday, 2 March 2019     VENUE: Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium, Pretoria           TIME: 12h00

PUMA School of Speed #5 - PUK McArthur Stadium, Potchefstroom

DATE: Wednesday, 13 March 2019    VENUE: PUK McArthur Stadium, Potchefstroom     TIME: 15h00

VIDEO
HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Video Highlights

Video Highlights from the 5th and final 2018 PUMA School of Speed event at Bestmed TUKS Athletics Stadium, Pretoria – 3 March 2018.

Video Highlights from the 1st 2018 PUMA School of Speed event at PUC McArthur Stadium, Potchefstroom – 20 January 2018.

Video Highlights from the 2nd 2018 PUMA School of Speed event at Ruimsig Stadium, Johannesurg – 29 January 2018.

Video Highlights from the 3rd 2018 PUMA School of Speed event at Kings Park Athletics Stadium, Durban – 10 February 2018.

Video Highlights from the 4th 2018 PUMA School of Speed event at Dal Josafat Stadium, Paarl – 26 February 2018.

EVENT
ACCOLADES

All 2019-event athletes stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad.

The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year. Each potential PUMA Squad Athlete will be required to sign a legally binding contract with stipulated obligations for both the winners and PUMA.

Podium winners of each event final will win the following:

1st Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA peak cap & category medal

2nd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA drawstring bag & category medal

3rd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, water bottle & category medal

The APE/ASA table will be used to determine the top 3 overall male and female athletes.

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NEWS
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PUMA ANNOUNCES SCHOOL OF SPEED 2019 DATES

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SPUR SPONSORS PUMA SCHOOL OF SPEED ATHLETICS SERIES

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POTCH SETS THE PACE FOR PUMA’S SCHOOL OF SPEED IN 2018

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

#1 What is PUMA School of Speed (SoS)?

A: The PUMA School of Speed is a talent identification programme looking for the fastest athletes on South African soil.

#2 Who is the team behind SoS?

PUMA – A Forever Faster sport and leisure brand that develops the finest products for the finest, fastest athletes in history.

Stillwater Sports – A dynamic team of passionate industry-leaders. By designing, organising and marketing high quality sports events for athletes and lifestyle sports enthusiasts we help people pursue a healthy lifestyle

#3 What events form part of SoS?

A: Focusing on track and field events. You have a chance to take part in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Relays (only for the u19 teams), Short hurdles, Long jump and High jump.

#4 Where does SoS take place?

A: Stellenbosch, Green Point, Ruimsig, Durban and Pretoria

CHECK OUT THE VENUS HERE

#5 Why should I enter SoS?

A: SoS offers you the opportunity to be identified as the next Fastest athlete. Follow in the footsteps of Usain Bolt and Thando Roto to win a spot in the PUMA Squad

#6 What are the qualifying criteria?

A: If you think you are the next Bolt and between the ages of 14 and 19 you qualify to take part in the heats.

#7 Is this for schools or individual athletes?

A: Both schools and individuals can take part in the PUMA School of Speed.

#8 Is SoS officially accredited and will my SoS times count towards provincial and national championship qualification?

A: Yes, all the meets are endorsed by the Local Athletics Federations and all times count as official qualifications.

#9 How do I enter?

A: Right here via this website – 2019 Event Entries Open Soon!

#10 What is the cost to enter?

A: All entries are free, but you have to enter online.

#11 How do I get to the event?

A: Your own transport by way of bus, car or bicycle.

#12 Will I be able to buy food and beverages at the event?

A: Yes, There will be a number of vendors at the events. Spur will be there selling delicious chips and burgers!

#13 Is there a Safe Bag area for me to use as a locker at the event?

A: No. We suggest you don’t bring anything of value to the meet. You are solely responsible for your belongings.

#14 What time do the meets begin and end (approximately)?

A: Start times vary from 10h30 to 15h30 depending on event – VIEW EVENT DETAILS.
Depending on the number of heats, the finals will start at approximately 18h30 and will finish at 21h30.

#15 Can my family & friends come along to support me?

A: Yes, family, friends and extended family are encouraged to come and support you. Spectator entry tickets will be on sale for R20 per person at the venue entrance on the day of the meet. Kids in school uniform and those under 6 are free.

PUMA SCHOOL OF SPEED
HALL OF FAME

USAIN BOLT

PRINCIPAL OF THE PUMA SCHOOL OF SPEED

HENRICHO BRUINTJIES

2017 VICE PRINCIPAL

THANDO ROTO

2018 VICE PRINCIPAL

ROSE XEYI

2019 VICE PRICIPAL

2017 WINNERS

Adrian Swart – 200m
Amy Naude – 400m
Andiswa Ndlela – 200m
Curwin Gerste – 100m
Dillan van Rooyen – 800m
Elke VD Westhuizen – 400m
Jayson Weber – 200m
Jessica Bompas – 200m
Juli Vercuiel – 400m
Katinka Louw – 400m
Lutz Julia – 200m
Malesela Senona – 200m
Malpbana Dais – 1600m
Manfred Johannisen – 200m
Miandi van Staden – 200m
Nthuthuko Ndimande – 800m
Retshiditswe Mlenga – 100m
Rose Xeyi – 100m
Rudzani Ramukhubathi – 200m
Siyabonga Ndlovu – 1500m
Veruschka Woest – 100m
Zakhiti Nene – 400m

2018 WINNERS

Amy Naude – 400m
Antoinette vd Merwe – 100m Hurdles
Azile Madini – 110m Hurdles
Carla Hatting – 200m
Carmen Fouche – High Jump
Curwin Gertse – 110m Hurdles
Gontse Morake – 200m
Jason Tito – LongJump
Julie Vercuil – 400m
Lee-anne Blake – 800m
Lindokuhle Gora – 400m
Mahlangu Ntando – 800m
Marlie Viljoen – 400m
Nthuthuko Ndimande – 800m
Roelof van der Walt – 110m Hurdles
Rose Xeyi – 100m
Siyabonga Ndlovu – 1500m
Thembo Monareng – 100m

2019 WINNERS

To be announced after events.
Are you fast enough?

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