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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.

Monday, 08 November 2010 08:00

Calvin Savage- College Speedster!

Sports clubs the world over are littered with the tales of former schoolboy sporting prodigies who never quite made the grade. 'Sure things' who were going all the way, until the responsibilities of life and the emergence of their own limitations came to the fore. These savageymen often sit at the corner of the bar as their colleagues reminisce of a time when they reigned supreme. This is not such a story; it can't be.

Sunday, 31 October 2010 22:44

Zimi Shange Reaches For The Stars

SOUTH Africa U17 hockey goalkeeper Zimisele "Zimi" Shange is a girl who is going places. Pietermaritzburg born and bred, Zimi represented her country at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August and it was an eye-opener on many fronts.ZIMI_VS_PAARL_GYM_-_Copy

Monday, 11 October 2010 10:26

James Price! He's Not Cheap!

The small town of Grahamstown in the poverty stricken Eastern Cape will most certainly have something to write home about in the next couple of years. If everything goes according to plan they will be able to lay testament to nurturing and producing one of SouthJames_Batting_18_-_Copy Africa's up and coming young cricket sensations. To be more direct, the real credit will be given to St Andrew's College, one of South Africa's oldest educational institutions for they have developed James Price from the tender age of 5.

Sunday, 03 October 2010 23:02

Wrestling- The Ultimate Strength Tool?

Before I even finish this sentence I know that the majority of readers have already got the wrong idea of what I am talking bout. I am talking about a sports conditioning tool  that to most South African sports fans and athletes  is as foreign as watching a winning national soccer team. If you haven't guessed it by now its - WRESTLING.

Friday, 17 September 2010 08:43

S.O.S- Save Our Suburbs!



The startling reality of the widening gap between Cape Town's "Big Four" and other elite rugby schools. There is a harsh reality facing our beloved schools here in the Southern Suburbs. Yes I am talking about rugby at SACS, Wynberg, Bishops and Rondebosch. The gap between these schools on the rugby field is widening year by year, in some schools at 1st XV level as well, but in all four the problem is across the board.

Friday, 10 September 2010 11:10

The Westville duo of Campbell & Majola!


Westville Boy's High  have constantly punched above their weight on the rugby fields throughout South Africa and managed to take some major scalps along the way. Regularly ranking in the top 25 teams in the country Westville Boy's have had a good 2010 season with some many memorable matches and deserve to be in the top three in KZN. In a side bursting with talent two players stood out this season as players with a bright future and they were instrumental in many of the Westville victories. Duncan Campbell and Kaya Majola- here is their story!

I have been inspired to write an article about the benefits of girls playing sport after seeing school sports in this country mainly dominated by boys. Now with me being male, and having a physio's knowledge of paediatric sports medicine, I have had to do some late night reading on the topic.The general consensus is that sport has huge psychological, physiological and social benefits, so basically it affects your mind, your body, and the way in which you interact with others. And I think that the beauty of sport is that there are as many (if not more) sports as there are body types and personalities. And with these sports varying in the amount of financial support needed, everyone can reap the benefits, not just the skinny rich girls.