Over 500 athletes will descend upon Boksburg Athletics Stadium to battle for regional honours at the 2018 CAA Southern Region Youth & Junior Championships in Johannesburg.
The championship, to be held from Friday to Saturday 27-28 April, is hosted by Athletics South Africa under its ASA province of Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA).
These 534 athletes will be representing 11 countries which include Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.
“Considering the financial challenges experienced by most of the athletics federations in the region, we can consider this a fair number of participating countries,” explained Aleck Skhosana, the President of Athletics South Africa.
“We are looking forward to the Championship which is part of the region’s new approach of identifying new Youth and Junior star performers, whom must then be prepared in the region before presenting solid athletes to the continent and the world.
“It’s also a great platform for Southern Africa to have a high level competition that will keep our regional athletes active and expose them to this level of competitiveness.
“We are confident that the track in Boksburg will give us all that including fast times, therefore allowing for the possibility of new records and the setting of good and credible Personal Best times for the various athletes.”
Tickets are R30 per adult per day and R20 for children per day. And will be available at the ticket office at the stadium each day.