Twizza, South Africa’s first official ‘Proudly South African’ carbonated soft drink, has extended its athletics portfolio with the introduction of the Twizza Super School Series.
Twizza acquired its first taste of youth athletics in March this year when the soft drink brand signed a three-year title sponsorship deal with the Twizza ASA U18 and U20 Track & Field Championships.
“Athletics is a major sport in South African schools and boasts immense talent at both the junior and senior level,” says Ajee Valentine, Twizza National Sponsorship Manager. “The youth and junior championships was the perfect introduction to the sport of athletics. We tasted something great and we want more. We are excited to further expand our involvement with this exciting sport, at school level, by launching the Twizza Super School Series.”
“Not only will the series present future track & field stars with healthy competition, they will also be given a premium platform to represent their schools. The winning school will officially be crowned South Africa’s best athletics school and will take home the coveted Twizza ‘Taste The Moment’ Trophy and bragging rights for a year,” continues Valentine. “The Twizza Super School Series Grand Finale will boast entertainment like no other with the introduction of a live performing arts element from the qualifying schools. The series provides us with an excellent platform to support a sport that we believe in, while creating awareness of the Twizza brand amongst schools, scholars and parents. We want consumers, including athletes and supporters, to experience Twizza’s great taste and quality.”
All schools are invited to enter the regional qualifiers in Pretoria on 19 September (Free State, Gauteng, KZN, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape) and Cape Town on 5 October (Eastern Cape & Western Cape). A points system will identify the top 40 schools, who will go through to the Grand Finale, which will take place in Pretoria on 1 February 2020.
Events that can be entered will include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, short hurdles, long hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot-put, discus and javelin for age groups 16 and 19