The event, hosted by the SA Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD), takes place at Kinds Park Stadium until March 28th and is sure to produce some world-class performances as athletes push to secure their place at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Athletes competing under the UJ banner include:
· Andrea Dalle Ave
· Carrington Phahlmohlaka
· Chenelle van Zyl
· Dylan Trollope
· Katlego Sera
· Ntabiseng Phala
· Pieter du Preez
· Samkelo Radebe
Radebe, du Preez and van Zyl are some of the athletes being considered to represent South Africa at the London Paralympics in August this year.
“With the Paralympics mere months away, the stage is set for some superb results at this year’s Nedbank National Championships.
We have already seen some world-class performances by our elite disabled athletes this year, and I have no doubt that Team UJ will produce national, regional and maybe even a few world records in Durban,” says Henriette Vermaak; manager of Sport for the Disabled at UJ.