Provincial Softball’s High Performance Program unearthing gems

Western Cape Softball Association’s High Performance Program plans are afoot to pick up speed once the game has had a full return to play. The High Performance Program was launched in the 2017/18 season in conjunction with the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS). Rodney Cupido, president of Western Cape Softball, was […]

Western Cape cyclists enjoying being back on track

It is almost all systems go again for Western Cape Cycling, with riders competing again on the track and mountains. According to Corne Bence, president of Western Cape Cycling, race organisers and the cyclists adapted quickly and efficiently to the Covid-19 regulations imposed on cycling by the government. We have started with track meetings again […]

Western Cape Fencing are excited about a return to action

Western Cape Fencing is returning to action and have big plans to hit back after the arrival of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown had a huge effect on the sport. Patrick Collings, president of Western Cape Fencing, is excited about the prospect of a return to play under level 1 of the lockdown regulations. All our stand […]

Western Cape’s chess meeting to honour women a success

The Western Cape Chess Association hosted an Online Chess Swiss Open tournament recently to celebrate Women’s Month. The tournament was open to all women and girls across South Africa and even had a contestant from Malawi! Andre Lewaks, president of Western Cape Chess, regards the tournament as a major success. Altogether 73 women and girls […]

Legendary Abrie de Swardt will leave a massive gap in sport

Sport in the Western Cape and the country suffered a tremendous blow with the untimely death of veteran sport administrator and coach Abrie de Swardt. Abrie died on Saturday 15 August of a heart attack. He was 70 years old. He is survived by his wife Sharon and two sons, Abrie and Martin. The Western […]

Calling on sport to fight COVID-19

The Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation (WCPSC) is calling on all sport leaders, administrators, players, coaches, and fans to get behind the fight to stop the Coronavirus. As the sport leadership in the province – with many of us involved in sport at national, provincial, district and club level – we firmly believe that sport […]

A slow return to action for Western Cape Climbing

Now that the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture gave climbing the green light to return to training, planning is going full steam ahead for the African Championship in hopefully mid-December. That is the message from Chris Naude, vice-president of Western Cape Climbing, a member of the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation that represents 10 […]

Western Cape Tennis playing it safe

Western Cape Tennis recently got the go-ahead for a return to play from the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture after their sport plan was approved. The Federation received confirmation from the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture that their plan for the hosting of limited events and the return of phase 2 players (all […]

WC Aquatics establish relief fund to assist coaches

Lluwellyn Coetzee, president of Western Cape Aquatics, and his executive committee have established a relief fund to assist coaches and other people who are earning an income through the sport and are now suffering financially as a result of the national lockdown. WC Aquatics is a member of the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation and […]

Top WCPSC official says sport will look different

Covid-19 brought sport worldwide to a crossroads and sport administrators and athletes need to start thinking differently about how they operate, as we will not be returning to the pre-virus status quo. That is the warning from Gerald Donn, executive member of the Western Cape Provincial Sport Confederation. Donn is also the president of the […]