Moridin, on 06 August 2012 - 06:58 , said:
Let me put this in context. Athletics will never progress in SA unless somebody takes some action (ASA) since it already fails at primary school level. There is absolutely no desire at school level to develop athletes that shows promise. My boy this year made the school team in 100m dash and hurdles, and it seems that the events are being rushed through at the beginning of each year just to get it done with. Absolutely no coaching was done. And the events themselves was not a shining example of organisation.
Fact is it seems that in SA rugby and cricket gets all the attention, and athletics and swimming is just a sideshow.
I agree to a certain extent.Swimming is still very strong at schools.At least the schools my boy went to.
When I was at Rondebosch atletiek was very big.The triangulars between us,Bishops and SACS was massive
I did notice that when my boy went to Rondebosch athletics was much less popular but there was a massive push in waterpolo and swimming