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Seen here:  Lloyd Cele performing at the PUMA School of Speed #4 (Pretoria). 

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South African musician, Lloyd Cele will be part of the PUMA School of Speed #5 celebrations at the Puk McArthur Stadium (Potchefstroom) on Wednesday, 13 March 2019.

Launched in November 2016 by PUMA and Stillwater Sports, the 2019 PUMA School of Speed Season kicked off in Stellenbosch in January, headed to Roodepoort and KZN in February, before taking Pretoria by storm on Saturday, 02 March 2019.  The series is committed to the development of athletics talent in South Africa by discovering the fastest young Speedsters.

Lloyd Cele will celebrate a hat-trick PUMA School of Speed performance having entertained spectators and athletes at the PUMA School of Speed #2 (Roodepoort) and PUMA School of Speed #4 (Pretoria).

“The PUMA School of Speed #4 in Pretoria was electric,” says Cele.  “The audience was really supportive of the athletes and added to the vibe during my performance.  Performing at three out of the five Meets is a humbling experience.  I am into sports and being healthy, so I love being involved in such a great initiative that brings schools together through sport.   I am looking forward to more records being broken.  The Potchefstroom community can expect a fun-filled, sing along performance.  Look forward to hearing familiar and popular songs.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  PUMA School of Speed #5

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.

Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Venue: Puk McArthur Stadium (Potchefstroom)
Start Time: 15h00
Entry Fee:  Athletes No Cost to enter the event
  Enter Online:  www.schoolofspeed.com
  Please NoteAthlete entries close two days prior to each event.
Entry Fee:  Spectators R20 / adults

R10 / children

  Pay as you enter the stadium.
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

All 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.

Junior track & field stars can look forward to meeting South African middle-distance runner and 2019 PUMA School of Speed Vice Principal, Gena Löfstrand in the Vice Principal’s office at the stadium.

“The PUMA School of Speed Series is a great platform for up and coming athletes to showcase their talent and all the hard work that they’ve put into their sport.  It gives athletes something to work for and something to look forward to, a reason to pursue athletics. I believe that PUMA is becoming a powerful force in helping grow athletics in South Africa,” said Löfstrand.

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 info@schoolofspeed.com or visit www.schoolofspeed.com

ENDS

Issued by:                          NEWSPORT MEDIA

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

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