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Photo Credit:  Sketchy Bongo

South African record producer, DJ and songwriter Sketchy Bongo will have the crowd on their feet when he performs live at the PUMA School of Speed #3 at the PUK McArthur Athletics Stadium (Potchefstroom) on Monday 27 January 2020.

“It’s a huge honor to perform for the future great athletes of our Country,” says Bongo.  “I can’t wait to bring fresh music to the crowd and get everyone ‘turnt up’.  I have a super energetic, mega mix of music that I’ll be performing, from my songs, to big hits from others.  I’ll definitely be playing ‘Let You Know’, ‘Love Me In The Dark’ and ‘Cold Shoulder’.”

When asked about his plans for 2020, Bongo had the following to say: “It will include the dropping of a whole lot of new singles and videos, as well as loads of shows around the country.”

EVENT INFORMATION:  2020 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.

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)

Event Start15:00

Artist Performance19:00

  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 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. 

Vice Principal’s MessageJunior track & field stars can look forward to meeting South African middle-distance runner and 2020 PUMA School of Speed Vice Principal, Gena Löfstrand in the Vice Principal’s office at each stadium.

According to Löfstrand the PUMA School of Speed Series has been extremely important for South African athletics.  “The Series brings together athletics fans, and future champions from all over our country,” says Löfstrand.  “It gives athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent at a well-supported, world class event. It’s something for young athletes to set goals for and work hard towards. The atmosphere at the PUMA School of Speed is what makes it so special.  It’s fun, exciting, and inspiring.  It’s events like this that keep athletics alive!  I’m proud to be working alongside PUMA to help grow athletics in South Africa.”

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