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Seen here:  Junior track & field stars enjoying Rhodes Quality at the PUMA School of Speed #2 at the Ruimsig Stadium (Roodepoort) on Saturday, 02 February 2019.

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Rhodes Food Group, a leading FMCG and proudly South African company known for its household brand Rhodes Quality which spans across canned jam, fruit, vegetables and juice categories has joined South Africa’s premier schools track & field series, the 2019 PUMA School of Speed as the official juice partner of the five action packed meets.

Launched in November 2016, the PUMA School of Speed Series is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young Speedsters.

“We are proud to welcome Rhodes Food Group to the 2019 PUMA School of Speed Series,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Rhodes’ Quality range of products includes a 100% quality fruit juice that is not only healthy but tasty too.  Junior track & field stars can look forward to enjoying ice-cold Rhodes Quality fruit juice at all the PUMA School of Speed meets.”

“Our range of products include 100% fruit juices that have no preservatives and no added sugar, making them ideal for the whole family and for the PUMA School of Speed series that encourages a healthy, active lifestyle,” says Merlin Norman, Marketing Manager at Rhodes Food Group.  “We are both proud and excited to be the juice partner of such a prestigious series.  We look forward to keeping the junior track & field stars hydrated at all of the meets.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  PUMA School of Speed Series

Headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed Series was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster.  Junior track & field stars between the ages of 14-19 can follow in the footsteps of Usain Bolt.

Event: PUMA School of Speed#3:  Saturday, 09 February 2019 / Kings Park Athletics Stadium (Durban)
PUMA School of Speed #4:  Saturday, 02 March 2019 / LC de Villiers Sportsground (Pretoria)
PUMA School of Speed #5:  Wednesday, 13 March 2019 / Puk McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom
Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m Hurdles (Boys 15, Girls 17 & 19 only), 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 90m Hurdles (Girls 15 only) and 110m Hurdles (Boys 17 & 19 only)
Age Categories: U15, U17 and U19

Top of FormAll entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year.

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 & category medal.

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

Like our Facebook page:  School of Speed South Africa

Instagram:  @schoolofspeed

For further information on the PUMA School of Speed please contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, via email or visit


Issued by:                          NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                     STILLWATER SPORTS and the PUMA School of Speed Series

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