Seen here (centre): Rose Xeyi in action at the 2019 PUMA School of Speed Series.
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
The organisers of South Africa’s most exciting schools athletics ‘talent identification’ programme, the PUMA School of Speed Series, are excited to announce the event dates and venues for 2020.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the 5th running of the PUMA School of Speed Series in 2020,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “Launched in 2016 with a clear goal to identify South Africa’s exceptional talent, the PUMA School of Speed Series has delivered on all promises. The Meets are fast paced and action-packed. We are excited to extend our reach by welcoming the University of Mpumalanga (Mbombela / Nelspruit) as a new venue in 2020. Together with PUMA we are proud to continue growing this sensational sport in South Africa while paving the way for ‘Future Stars’.”
“The energy experienced at the PUMA School of Speed Meets is unsurpassed,” says PUMA Marketing Director Brett Bellinger. “Headed by the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, the series was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptional young South African athletes who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster. We are excited to continue supporting the exhilarating sport of track and field and look forward to growing our PUMA Ambassador Programme in 2020.”
EVENT INFORMATION: 2020 PUMA School of Speed Series
|Event, Date & Venue:||PUMA School of Speed #1:
Date: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Venue: Dal Josaphat Athletics Stadium (Paarl)
|PUMA School of Speed #2
Date: Saturday 25 January 2020
Venue: Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Johannesburg)
|PUMA School of Speed #3
Date: Monday 27 January 2020
Venue: PUK McArthur Athletics Stadium (Potchefstroom)
|PUMA School of Speed #4
Date: Saturday 08 February 2020
Venue: University of Mpumalanga (Mbombela / Nelspruit)
|PUMA School of Speed #5
Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Venue: Bestmed Tuks Athletics Stadium (Pretoria)
|Entry Fee: Athletes||NO COST to enter the event
Please Note: Athlete 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|
The PUMA School of Speed Meets are endorsed by athletics federations, finishing times will count as official qualification for provincial and national championships.
The APE/ASA table will be used to determine the top 3 overall male and female athletes.
ENTRIES ARE OPEN! Enter via www.schoolofspeed.com
EXCITING NEWS: The PUMA School of Speed Series welcomes individual athletes and/or schools who believe that their future is #ForeverFaster. Junior track and field stars between the ages of 14-19 can follow in the footsteps of Usain Bolt. All entrants will stand a chance to be scouted and contracted to the PUMA Squad. Each potential PUMA ‘Future Star’ will be required to sign a legally binding contract. The contract will be for the duration of one calendar year and will have 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 waist bag & category medal.
- 2nd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee, PUMA peak cap & category medal.
- 3rd Place – PUMA School of Speed Tee & category medal.
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