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					 July 2004                                                                              Editor: Deslyn Pather


CLUB AND REGIONS                     Included in the two day conference      2004 Olympic Games:
CONFERENCE                           was the 2003 Awards Dinner. Mr          Artistic Women
                                     Edwin Bennett addressed the             Zandre Labuschagne – Gymnast
                                     Awardees. We are most grateful to       Susie Herselman - Coach


T
        he 2004 Club and                                                     Paddy Chadwick – Judge
        Regions Conference took      all who assisted in making this event
                                                                             Artistic Men:
        place at the Hoffanhein      so special.
                                                                             Robert Liefeldt – Judge
Game Lodge, north of Pretoria,                                               Rhythmic Gymnastics:
on 9 and 10 July. Honoured           AWARD WINNERS                           Stephanie Sandler - Gymnast
guest speakers included Edwin        GYMNAST OF THE YEAR:                    Maureen van Rooyen - Coach
Bennett (National Lotteries
Board), Marie Fisher (National       Artistic Women:                         Special Awards were also given to
Development Officer –                Kerry Joyce                             all Senior Olympic Retired
Disabilities, British Gymnastics),   Artistic Men:                           Gymnasts for their dedication to our
                                     Dewald Laubscher                        Sport.
and Dr Demitri Constantinou (SA
                                     Rhythmic Gymnastics:
Institute for Drug-Free Sport).      Sharleen Arnold
The conference was well              Sports Aerobics:
                                                                             Previous Board Members were also
received by all who attended.        Mathew Levy                             recognized for their valuable input
                                     Anne Cameron Smith                      over the past five years.
                                     Tumbling:
                                     Tseko Mogotsi
                                     Karen Wilson
                                     Trampoline:                             INDO PACIFIC CHAMPS
                                     Siphiwe Mosoang
                                     Acrobatic Gymnastics:
                                     Jolien Dreyer
                                     Monique Steglen

                                     COACH OF THE YEAR:
                                                                             T        he 2004 Indo Pacific
                                                                                      Championships took place
                                                                                      from 12 – 18 July in
                                                                             Kelowna, Canada. South Africa
                                                                             won a total of four medals, two
                                     Artistic Men:                           Gold and two Silver. The results
                                     Miklos Szabo                            of this competition are as follows:
The new Board members who
                                     Artistic Women:
were elected at the BGM are:         Nikki Stubbs                            TRAMPOLINE - DOUBLE MINI:
                                     Rhythmic Gymnastics:                    10 – 12yrs Women:
Allan Chadwick – Vice                Maureen van Rooyen                      8th Bianca Budler
President – Technical                Sports Aerobics:                           th
                                                                             10 Marelise Keller
Gerhard Ferreira – Vice              Andre van der Nest
President– Administration            Trampoline:                             10 – 12yrs Men:
                                                                              th
Doreen Solomons – Regional           Tiaan van der Walt                      7 Dee – Jay Steyn
                                                                             8th Reinhard Huisamen
Representative
                                     SPECIAL AWARDS:
Leon Langeveld – Legal                                                       13 – 14yrs Women:
                                                                              th
Representative                       Sports Aerobics                         8 Mieneke Prins
Tseko Mogotsi – Transformation       N’thabiseng Shembe                      13 – 14yrs Men:
                                     Tumbling:                                nd
Representative                                                               2 Strike Nkuna
                                     Limpopo Province                         th
                                                                             7 Matthew Wood
                                     North West
A list of the newly elected TC                                               15 – 16yrs Men:
                                     Transformation Award:
Chairpersons and TC Members          KwaZulu Natal                           1st Nicholas Coetzee
                                                                              th
is available from your Region.       General Gymnastics                      9 Offering Tlaka
Congratulations to the newly         Annatjie van der Walt – for the World   17yrs and over Men:
elected members.                     Gymnaestrada Project
                                                                              th
                                                                             7 Lee Budler
TRAMPOLINE – SYNCHRO:                ARTISTIC MEN                               our Awards evening. Marie
10 – 12yrs Men:                                                                 presented two lectures at the
 th
                                              Junior Youth Commonwealth         Congress, which detailed their

                                     A
8 Dee – Jay Steyn / Reinhard
Huisamen                                     Games Training Camp took           project for people with disabilities
                                             place from 12 – 16 July in         and explained the role that British
10 – 12yrs Women:                    Pretoria. This training camp served        Gymnastics has been given by the
 th
9 Bianca Budler / Marelize
 Keller
                                     as the 1st Trials for the Men’s Artistic   FIG in this regard. Marie visited
                                     Junior CWG Team. In conjunction            Khayeletsha and Mamelodi where
15 – 16yrs Men:                      with this training camp, an                she met with the teachers and
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9 Strike Nkuna/Offering Tlaka        International Competition between          children of various schools with
17 and over Men:                     South Africa and Great Britain took        children with disabilities. Marie also
 th
5 Siphiwe Mosoang / Eugene           place at Centurion Gymnastics Club.        met Alison Burchell, head of
Pienaar                              The first 6 results were:                  NAPCOSA and DISSA, and finished
                                                                                her tour in KZN before departing on
                                      st
TRAMPOLINE:                          1
                                      nd
                                           L. Folwell    (GB)                   Friday 23 July 2004. The SABC
                                     2     L. Smith      (GB)                   conducted an interview with Marie
10 – 12yrs Men:                      3
                                      rd
                                           K. Thomas     (GB)
10th Reinhard Huisamen                th                                        on the day of her departure. This
                                     4     R. Ferguson   (RSA)                  interview will be broadcast on
                                      th
13 – 14yrs Men:                      5     A. Beyer      (RSA)
 th                                   th                                        Saturday, 07 August 2004 on SABC
8 Lucky Radebe                       6     T. Morris     (RSA)
                                                                                1 at 14h30.
TUMBLING:
10 – 12yrs Women:
 st
1 Bianca Budler                      TUMBLING
 th
6 Marelise Keller
13 – 14yrs Men:
2nd Matthew Wood
17 and over Men:
 th
7 Lee Budler
                                     G         ael Manry from the French
                                               Gymnastics Federation
                                               arrived in South Africa this
                                     month for a six month stay. Tseko
                                     Mogotsi has been training without a
                                     coach for the past eighteen months.
Congratulations to all of you,
                                     Now he has the help of Gael Manry,
especially our medal winners!        whose coaching expertise and
                                     international experience will be of        Marie’s visit was very successful
                                     great assistance to Tseko. This will       and she will continue to assist SAGF
ARTISTIC WOMEN                       help him to defend his number 1 FIG        in our development of our
                                     World Ranking at the World Cup Final       programme for people with
       he 8th Cyprus International                                              disabilities.

T      Gymnastics Tournament
       “Aphrodite 2004” took
place in Cyprus from 7 – 14 July.
                                     in December. Gael will also assist
                                     our Tumbling coaches to further
                                     develop their skills. We are most
                                     grateful that Gael is able to assist
                                                                                SPECIAL THANKS
Zandre Labuschagne and Ursula        both Tseko and Tumbling in South
Botha competed in this               Africa.
Tournament. This competition                                                    The South African Gymnastics
served as part of Zandre’s                                                      Federation would like to take this
preparation for the Olympic                                                     opportunity to thank the National
Games. Both Zandre and Ursula        GYMNASTICS FOR PEOPLE                      Lotteries Board, SRSA, SASC and
performed very well winning two      WITH DISABILITIES (GPD)                    NOCSA for their continued support
medals.                                                                         of our various projects by providing
         th                          Marie Fisher, National Development         funding and support services.
Zandre: 5 All Round
          nd                         Officer – Disabilities, from British       Without this assistance many of
         2 Vault
         4th Bars                    Gymnastics concluded her four-week         these reported projects would not
          th
         7 Beam                      stay in South Africa recently. Apart       have taken place.
         th                          from numerous meetings with people
Ursula: 14 All Round                 around the country, she also attended
           rd
          3 Beam
           th
          8 Floor
                                     the SAGF BGM and Congress and
                                     was one of the guests of honour at
Congratulations to both of them!
                     South African Gymnastics Federation, 39 Boshof Avenue, Newlands 7700
    Tel: +27 21 674 2377 Fax: +27 21 671 4094 e -mail: sagymct@yebo.co.za web: www.gymnastics.co.za

				
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