AMATHOLE DISTRICT ACADEMY

INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE PROGRAMME (IAP)

There are currently 3 IAP Athletes in the Amathole District, with 1 athlete in the A-Category and 2 in the B-Category.

HIGH PERFORMANCE HUBS

Elliotdale Athletics Hub

The Elliotdale Athletics High Performance Hub is based in Elliotdale, 50km outside Mthatha. The Hub comprises of eight middle distance athletes aged between 14 – 15 years.

The group of runners train 3 times a week under the guidance of Coach Zolile Makhwayiba. The duration of each training session is about 2 hours. The Academy assists the Hub with funding for training camps and scientific squad testing.

Outstanding Athlete Achievements:

  1. Silindokuhle Mbhobhana (4km): Won a Bronze Medal at the ASA National Cross Country Championships held in Rustenburg, as well as another Bronze Medal at the Schools National Cross Country Championships, held in East London.
  2. Paballo Dlothi (4km): Won a Bronze Medal at the ASA National Cross Country Championships held in Rustenburg, and a Gold Medal at the Schools National Cross Country Championships, held in East London.

Seymour Boxing Hub

Seymour Boxing Hub is based in the Nkonkobe Municipality in Seymour. Seven young boxers aged between 13 – 18 years form part of the Hub. Assigned Coach Mawande Sijako trains the group from Monday to Friday, with each session taking an hour and a half of intense work.