This coaching initiative exists to create an environment of safety, acceptance and mentoring of athletes to see their dream gain a healthy identity and develop into peer leaders in Paarl-East and ultimately in South Africa as we endeavour high quality coaching by Bjorn Alexander.
We do weekly training session, participate in races and gather at safe training facilities. We provide supplements to ensure alertness for training and school concentration, and where possible we provide running shoes.
All these athletes are slotted into local church communities and annualy most of them attends the Hillsong church summer camp to expose them to various cultures and develop their leadership skills.
In 2016 we saw one athlete selected into Boland provincial XC team. In 2017 we saw five athletes selected to represent their province at the Cross country season and four athletes selected into the Provincial track team and winning a Bronze medal at South African Champions, clocking 1 minute and 58 seconds for boys aged 14!
Due to hard academic work and being excellent athletes, we've since seen three of our athletes gain privileged entry to Paarl Gimnasium High.
Behind the scenes: Athletes training