Administration - Board Communications







As we stand at the start of 2013, we are more than excited for what lies ahead of us, while at the same time feeling grateful for what lies behind us. Not only was 2012 an incredible year for sports in South Africa, but also for the entire world as our finest athletes competed in the London Olympics. We can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store for us, as we slowly and steadily start walking this road to the Rio Olympics in 2016. We wish each and every one of you a prosperous, healthy and victorious 2013 and we trust that you enjoyed a well-deserved break with friends and family.

To every athlete who attended an AGN event in 2012, we want to say: we loved seeing your dedication, passion and sheer determination. Now go and build on that even further in 2013. Whether you are a runner, a supporter, a marshal, a volunteer or a walker, we can confidently say that this year is going to be excellent, because you’re going to be a part of it.

As always we would like to extend a special thank you, happy New Year and welcome back to all our suppliers – we know who we can count on, and that is an unrivalled feeling to take with us into this brand new year. Also, to every single AGN employee and board member: what would AGN be without your hard work, dedication and loyalty? Thank you for making AGN the success story that it is, and for believing in South Africa’s vision for sports. This year is going to be unlike any other – let’s make it count.

In 2012, AGN hosted fifty road running races, governed nine cross country events solely and we celebrated thirteen gold medals on a senior walker level – to mention but a few numbers. We said goodbye to a few of our board members, but we also welcomed many new faces and people who bring years of experience to the table to our AGN family. If 2012 was as fruitful as it was, hold on tight 2013, because we are hitting the ground running. Not only have we secured a large sum of money for socio economic development in 2013, but have put together a calendar that is going to appeal to each and every one of you.

We look forward to seeing you on the road in 2013.

The AGN Board




Of course it is hard to single out one or two events/achievements that stood out for us in 2012, but we can say that we are extra proud of the following events we governed in 2012:

  • Known as “South Africa’s most beautiful race”, the SPAR Women’s Challenge once again stood out amongst all the other road races across our country.
  • The Yellow Pages Track and Field event
  • The AGN Provincial Cross Country Championship
  • The AGN Provincial Youth/Junior and Senior Championship
  • The Solomon Mahlangu 10km race

Over and above this, AGN presented major development events across the board: all the events for youth and junior cross country athletes up to SA Championship level, youth and junior track and field athletes up to SA Championship level and the junior team of road running athletes up to SA 10km Championship level in Kimberley. A total of seventy-six gold medals were won by AGN athletes across junior and senior levels, and across various disciplines, at the SA Championships.

We also hosted nineteen track and field events, with the ASA Interprovincial the last event on the calendar at the end of November.




As one of the many great and talented athletes of our country, Caster Semenya represented South Africa and AGN at the London Olympics this year and she made us incredibly proud as she won a silver medal in the Women’s 800m. We admire Caster for her courage, strength and dedication, and especially her spirit when faced with adversity.

Here are a few facts about Caster:

Full name: Mokgadi Caster Semenya
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 76kg
Age: 21
Place of birth: Pietersburg/Polokwane





As a body that has the potential to have a prolific and substantial influence on the community at large, we believe that AGN has a role to play in South Africa’s socio economic development and the face of our country’s athletics. After much brain-storming and deliberation, we have come up with a strategy for 2013 which both excites us and calls us to action.

As part of AGN’s overall strategy for 2013, we have decided that as of January we will be offering sustainable support to the children of the Gauteng North region in the form of in-depth coaching clinics, which will be held once every month at six different venues throughout the year.

We have also committed some our time to technical officials development, as we do believe that there is a need for this very important skill in Gauteng North. And of course, we have set aside a dedicated amount of time to the development of our clubs, which is in essence the “face of AGN” – we wish to see it prosper and flourish in 2013 like never before.

With these goals in mind, we wish to leave a mark in 2013. We thank you in advance for your support and belief in us.





We love hearing from you, and we love interacting with you on a social media level as well. We recently launched our brand new AGN website, where you can find all the latest news, information, photographs and news links for Gauteng North. Please visit us at We are on Facebook (“Athletics Gauteng North”) and on Twitter (@AGNofficial), so please join our pages to keep up to speed with the latest, world-class events hosted by AGN.



UPDATE FROM THE AGN BOARD - Marvin Draai - April 2013



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