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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 20:49

Swimming's Big Mac - Murray McDougall

In a time where school sport is viewed as a matter of life and death, it is refreshing to meet a young man who realizes that we face greater challenges than bettering our time or being selected for a representative team; Murray_McDougalla young man who won't be shaped by his sport, but could very easily shape the sport itself. Murray Stewart McDougall is such a man.

THE signs are already there that Maritzburg College and KwaZulu-Natal Inland schoolboy fast bowler Daryn Dupavillon has the talent, aptitude and big-match temperament to go all the way in the game."He is a Daryn_Dupavillonright-arm quick bowler with enormous potential," says College first team coach and SA U19 selector Mike Bechet.

Thursday, 16 December 2010 14:18

MOSIKILI TAKES FIVE FOR ONE FOR FREE STATE!

(Potchefstroom 16 December 2010) Six Accolades - two for bowling and four for batting -- were awarded on a rain-interrupted fourth day of the Standard Bank Cricket Week in Potchefstroom on Wednesday.
Because of rain in the morning, no play was possible until after lunch, and the scheduled 50-over matches were reduced to 36 overs.

At the age of just 21 Hashim Amla was already a test player and at the tender age of just 17 had started his first class career in KwaZulu-Natal with the Dolphins. Now he has become a fixture in the Protea's lineup and one of the leading batsmen in the world in all formats of the game. With 28 Test centuries to his name Hashim has proven that there is still place for gentleman in the sport who are able to dominate the opposition and still remain humble.  But where did it all begin? Hashim Amla talks exclusively to School Sport - The Magazine about his schooldays.

Dr Sherylle Calder, the world's pioneer in visual fitness, is living her ultimate dream and savouring every moment of her success. Sherylle lives in Somerset West but spends little time at home as she travels the world sharing her knowledge in this highly specializedschools_-_Copy field. Sherylle is soft spoken and lady like, it's hard to believe that this petite woman played an instrumental role in Jake White's Springboks winning the 2007 IRB Rugby World Cup.

The 28 year old Keegan Rhys Daniel  got the rugby community talking about his seemingly untapped talent fairly early on in what has developed into a hugely successful career. Having stamped his name in the Super 14 record books with an astonishing try within the first 16 seconds of the match against the Blues earlier in his career, Keegan has forced many to stand up and take notice of the Sharks flanker/No8.

Forcing his way into the Sharks side after a brilliant 2006 were he went on to claim the South African u21 player of the year award following a fantastic tournament at the IRB u21 World Cup in France, Keegan Daniel stood on the threshold of becoming one of SA rugby's great players. However he would have to wait four more years until he finally won his first Test cap for the Springboks against Ireland.

Now he is one of the Sharks most successful captains with over 100 Currie Cup appearances, he talks exclusively to SA SchoolSports about his earlier days at school and his dreams for the future.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:56

Jason Klaasen- Maritzburg College's Opensider

"This kid has got it", "This kid is going places", "He's the real deal". I had heard so much about young Jason Klaasen that it surely must have been pure hyperbole; exaggeration from excitable coaches and school Jason_-_Copyrugby pundits who tend to jump at the first sign of a standout talent. For once, it seems the rumors were true.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:34

SharkSmart Sounds Warning For Suspect Supplements

In the wake of the announcement that two Springbok players have tested positive for the banned supplement Methylhexaneamine, Discovery SharkSmart Doctor Glen Hagemann has stressed the dangers of using supplements that potentially contain undisclosed drugs. Hagemann has expressed concern that some supplement manufacturers may illegally and covertly add powerful banned stimulants to their supplements to make athletes feel like they are performing better after taking the supplement.

To get to the heart of doping in sports the anti-drugs authorities should move their attention to school sports if they ever hope to rid professional sports from illegal use of drugs. This was the opinion of sports scientist Dr. Ross Tucker who was responding to two Springbok rugby players who had recently tested positive for banned stimulants.

Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:07

Stefan Fortmann - SA's Young Tennis Ace

 

The older among us will remember a time when South African tennis held its own on the world stage. Amanda Coetzer, the gutsy Free Stater who competed with the best on the women's circuit; Wayne Ferreira breaking into the men's top ten and South Africa-born IMG_4359Kevin Curren reaching a Wimbledon final. The last ten years have seemingly spelt the end to South Africa's claim of being a tennis power on the world stage. Unable to cope with Russian professionalism, American brute force or European panache, the future of South African tennis looked look-warm to say the least.