Senior and junior athletes will get a chance to prove their credentials when the Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club hold a major meeting at the south campus on Friday and Saturday.
Madibaz Sport athletics manager Nellis Bothma said they would be linking up with the Port Elizabeth High Schools Athletics Association (PEHSAA) to provide a bumper meeting for athletes across the board.
In addition, he said there would be a number of incentives up for grabs over the two days at the Madibaz Stadium.
“The best three track athletes and the best three field athletes will receive prizes for men and women in the U19 Open [there is also a schools U19 category] and senior events for scoring the most points according to the ASA point system,” said Bothma.
“The prize-money on offer is R500 for first place, R300 for second and R250 for third.”
In addition, schools athletes are in line to win a Bestmed Madibaz bursary of R10 000, provided the athlete is accepted to study at Nelson Mandela University in 2020.
“The bursary for the best male and female athletes will be paid into the student account of the athlete after registration in February 2020 following his or her first competition for the Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club.”
The event is open to high school pupils who have progressed through the PEHSAA zonal structures and to licensed junior and senior men and women.
All entries for the junior and senior categories should be sent to Siphe Jobo (firstname.lastname@example.org or 041-504 3243). The closing date is noon on Tuesday and no late entries will be accepted.