Facilitators


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Kobus van der Walt

Kobus joined the University of Pretoria as Director of Sport in July 1999. A position he held until February 2017 when he retired. During his term of office at UP he focussed solely on the task at hand and contributed extensively to the formation and development of the Heads of Sport at SA Universities Forum which he served as Chairperson from 2004 – 2010..

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Annamaria des Fontaine

Current Coach of North West SWAGS Swimming Club in Klerksdorp, Chairman of the NW Swimming Coaching Association and sports shop owner.
Born in Hungary, educated and trained there until moving to South Africa in 2001.

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Steven Ball

My passion is performance sport and exploring how to get athletes all along the performance continuum to perform at their optimal, something which I have been fortunate to explore in conjunction with coaches and scientists in my various roles, but especially in my current employment as TuksSport Deputy Director: Coaching and Performance management at the University of Pretoria. Driving the High Performance management of the program which includes coaching, technical development and integration of sport science an medical services.

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Lucy Conradie

Current Head Coach at Tygerberg Aquatics and lecturer at Stellenbosch University in the Sports Science Department.

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Amy Bathgate

Amy specializes in swimming and spends much of her time either working hands-on with swimmers through video, performance and functional movement analysis, or researching topics to educate coaches and help South African swimmers go faster, and better understand their sporting skills.

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Larry Laursen

Independant sports professional.

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Rocco Meiring

Coach Rocco is a South African, where he started is coaching career while still at University, in 1988. He studied psychology at the University of Pretoria (TUKS) and continued in sports management and coaching, in the sports office of the SA Navy, during his national military service.

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Emile de Bruin

Director and Head Coach at Meta4mance Coaching Pty Ltd. View his LinkedIn profile here.

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