FS Athletes to represent SA at 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games


Young athletes from the Free State province will be representing the country at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth games. The games, which will be taking place in Nassau from 19 – 23 July 2017, will be the largest international sporting event ever to be hosted in The Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1300 athletes aged 14-18 set to take part.

The Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) has through the Free State Sport Science Institute (FSSSI) produced athletes that will form part of the South African Team to participate. The team will have representation in six of the nine sporting codes being showcased on the Caribbean Island. The six codes are:  Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Judo, Swimming and Tennis.

FSSSI athletes that will represent South Africa at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games are as follows:

    1. Mosa Thetsane – Judo
    2. Coach Preston Davids – Judo
    3. Mpho Tladi – Athletics
    4. Wilco Nienaber – Golf
    5. Chante van Zyl – Golf
    6. Gizelle Naude – Tennis
    7. Linge Steenkamp -Tennis
    8. Vusi Sithole – Basketball
    9. Izane Louw – Squash

Seithati Semenokane / Courant News