SPORT FOCUS SCHOOLS

SPORT FOCUS SCHOOLS OVERVIEW:

The Sport Focus Schools (SFS) is a program of the National Department of Sport and Recreation (SRSA). It is funded by Treasury through SRSA, with a DIVISION OF REVENUE ACT (DORA) funds.

The Sport Focus Schools (SFS) aim is to provide systems, support and resources to selected schools to ensure long term best practice in holistic athlete development for schools in the EC. It includes aspects such as talent identification, nurturing of learners, capacity development of staff and volunteers, as well as establishing support programs for surrounding schools. The program is holistic in nature and includes learners academic and social development.

The Eastern Cape Department of Sport Recreation Arts and Culture (DSRAC) provided the Eastern Cape Academy of Sport (ECAS) with the names of Sport Focus Schools (selected by the districts) in the Eastern Cape Province.

The following is a list of the sport focus schools and their respective municipalities, as identified by DSRAC for the 2019/2020 financial year:

Name of The Schools Sporting Code District
Graeme College High Rugby Sarah Baartman
Lady Grey Arts Academy Netball Joe Gqabi
Pearson High School Netball Nelson Mandela Metro
Cathcart High Netball Amathole
Dale College Rugby Buffalo City Metro
Queens College Rugby Chris Hani

 

ECAS has successfully achieved the following objectives in the 1st Quarter of 2019-20:

Type of support provided:

Administration:

  • Signed Mou’s & Operational plans for 2019/20 with all 6 Sport Focus Schools after verification by Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Nutrition:

  • Futurelife Smart food was distributed to all 6 Sport Focus Schools during May and June 2019.

Marketing equipment:

  • Gazebos and banners distributed to all 6 Sport Focus Schools
  • Gymnasium maintenance & upgrades for Queens College, Cathcart and Pearson to facilitate conditioning sessions.

Capacity Building:

  • Schools attended Paddy Upton seminar, first aid level 1 course, netball level 1 course.

 

 

ECAS has successfully achieved the following objectives in the 2nd Quarter of 2019-20:

 

Type of support provided:

Nutrition

  • Futurelife Smart food was distributed to all 6 Sport Focus Schools .

Athlete Participation:

  • Assisted Catchcart High School to attend Netball Fixture in Tarkastad on 14 August.
  • Assisted Pearson High School to participate in the Kay Motespe National U/15 Champs on 22-25 August in Magaliesberg.
  • Assisted Queens College to host the SFS U/11 and U/13 Rugby day at Queens College on 02 August 2019.
  • Assisted Pearson High School to attend Top School’s National Championships in Boksburg on 18-21 July 2019.

Athlete Support:

  • Provided Medical support to Catchart High for 5 Netball athletes.
  • Assisted Pearson High School to host Netball preparation training camp on 05-08 July 2019.

Training:

  • Assisted Pearson High School to hosts level 1-2 Netball Coaches Course in Port Elizabeth on 26 July 2019.
  • Assisted Cathcart High School to hosts level 1 Netball Coaches Course in East London on 13 –15 September 2019

 

Equipment:

  • Provided Dale College with Gym equipment to upgrade of the School’s Gymnasium in July 2019.
  • Provided Dale College with Gym equipment to upgrade of the School’s Gymnasium in July 2019.