JUDO SOUTH AFRICA


President of Judo SA

Temba Hlasho

Mr Temba Hlasho

Commonwealth Games

Zack Piontek

Zack Piontek

Gold - Men's -90Kg

 

Ruan Snyman

Ruan Snyman

Silver - Men's +100Kg

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TOURNAMENTS - 2017

NOTE  :  Please do not make any arrangements with regards to flights, accommodation, etc BEFORE notices have been distributed!

MONTH

DAY

EVENT

VENUE

February

03

National Trials

Mangaung

04

1st National Ranking Event

Mangaung

May

06

2nd National Ranking Event

Cape Town

July

02 - 08

SA Open Championships

Bloemfontein (University of the Free State)

August

26

3rd National Ranking Event

POSSIBLY East London

October

07 & 08

SA Schools' Championships

POSSIBLY Gauteng (Portuguese Hall)

 

Information : SA SCHOOLS 2017 (Pdf download)

Quadrennial General Meeting

 

Front (from left to right) :

Ina van den Heever, Sipho Tyatya, Temba Hlasho,

Jacques van Schalkwyk, Pannas Vosloo

 

Back (from left to right) :

Gert Gouws, Pierre Maritz, Sondisa Magajana

Rob Jprdaan, Andrew Best (Insert: Dirk Crafford)

At the Quadrennial General Meeting held on 05 November 2016 at the Garden Court Hotel, O R Tambo, the President, Mr Temba Hlasho, retained the Presidency unopposed.

The majority of other NEC positions were also not contested.
The contested positions were Treasurer, Referee Director and 2 new National Executive Committee members of Judo South Africa are :
 
President - Temba HLASHO
1st Vice-President - Sipho TYATYA
2nd Vice-President - Jacques VAN SCHALKWYK
General Secretary - Ina VAN DEN HEEVER
Treasurer - Pierre MARITZ
Sport Director - Pannas VOSLOO
High Performance Director - Dirk CRAFFORD
Development Director - Sondisa MAGAJANA
Referee Director - Andrew BEST
Coaching & Education Director - Gert GOUWS
Marketing Director - Rob JORDAAN

 
 
In April 2016, the President, Mr Temba Hlasho, attended the AJU Congress in Marocco and met with Mr Marius Viszer, President of International Judo Federation.
Meet 25 year-old Zack Piontek, a South African judoka heading for the Olympics in Rio.
When a young boy is asked what he or she wants to be when they grow up, there are always the usual range of predictable answers like 'doctor', 'fireman', 'policeman' or 'racing driver'.
Not in young Zack Piontek's case. His immediate response at the tender age of five was "I
want to be an Olympian."         .....read more...... (Pdf file)
 
 

Peru - Judo Tournament

Congratulations to ZACK PIONTEK on winning A BRONZE medal at the Judo tournament in Peru in the -90 weight category.
 
There were 26 entries in this weight category and Zack’s performance was as follows  :
 
First fight           -   BYE
Second fight       -   Winning Australia
Third fight          -   Semi-final – Lost against Great Britain
Fourth fight        -   Won bronze medal with two Waza-ari’s against Azerbaijan
 
Well done, Zack, we are proud of you.  Good luck with the tournament in Argentinia.

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