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SuperSport Schools Podcast

The SuperSport Schools Podcast tells stories of youth and school sport brought to you by Spur. SuperSport Schools exists to grow school sports and get more sports stars to shine - across the African continent - by broadcasting the full South African sports story – from the beginning! This podcast is hosted by Alex White and regular guest host Tim Muthama. Together they discover the emotions, passions, drama, and skills of our young sporting stars that make South Africa one of the most sporting-mad countries on Earth. Throw in our very own quiz and this is the discussion on school sports you can't miss. SuperSport Schools, bringing you the sport you care about the most.
Weekly English South Africa Sports · Sports News Narrated by Tim Muthama
41 Episodes
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The Olympic Dream with Caitlin Rooskrantz

All roads lead to Paris 2024! In this episode Alex is joined by Olympian gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz. During the hour-long special the pair discuss Caitlin’s achievements and what it will take for our future Olympians to make it to the top.
28 Feb 52 min

Cricket's New Armoured Gloves

Alex and Tim are joined by John Quinlan, the designer of cricket’s new armoured gloves. Why do they work? Who is using them? We find out. The gloves are also put to the test with a hammer, bat, and bowling machine. New episodes of the show air every Wednesday at…
17 Jan 25 min

Rugby's New Tackle Height with Prof Ross Tucker

We knew it was going to happen - the tackle height has been lowered to the sternum for the community game in South Africa. To help debunk the myths and find out exactly why we have got to this point, Tim and I chat to Dr Ross Tucker - one…
10 Jan 33 min

The All Stars Quiz

Get ready for an exhilarating season finale as the SuperSport Schools Podcast Quiz determines its 2023 champion! Alex White hosts Eunice’s national hockey sensation, Taheera Augousti, the school sport encyclopaedia Hannes Nienaber, and pod co-host Tim Muthama. In this special New Year celebration episode, our trio goes head-to-head in a…
27 Dec 2023 39 min

Mental Health Special with Duncan Woods

It's a topic that is talked about often. But when it comes to action; that is easier said than done. In this episode we discuss mental health in school sport. Alex and Tim are joined by Duncan Woods, a former national water polo player and coach. He is heavily involved…
13 Dec 2023 27 min

Boat Race Fever

This week Itumeleng Banda is back to host the show. She is joined by SA Junior Rower, Daniela Price-Hughes and SA National Coach, Caitlin Dace. The trio discuss rowing, its growth over recent years, and they look ahead to the 2023 Standard Bank Boat Race in Port Alfred. 📺🎧
6 Dec 2023 26 min

Mastering Chess with Yashil Modi

Yashil Modi was awarded FIDE Master status when he was just eight years old. From Grade 8 to 12 he was St John's first chess player, and in his entire high school career he only lost one match (back in Grade 8). Now having just finished writing his final matric…
29 Nov 2023 27 min

GDL Conversations

This week Alex hands the mic to Itumeleng Banda to dive into a conversation about the Gauteng Development League, its teams and future. As the resident SuperSport Schools’ GDL expert, Itumeleng is then put to the test in the Quiz! 📺🎧
22 Nov 2023 28 min

School Athletics Boom with Akani Simbine

From Springbok victory in Paris 2023 to Paris 2024. Alex chats to legendary South African sprinter, Akani Simbine to find out the role his school played in his development and how he runs a business while also competing as a professional athlete. BackSport is one of the biggest production suppliers…
1 Nov 2023 29 min

Growing School Football

Is Maritzburg College the key to a Springbok World Cup victory? Alex and Tim have their say in this week’s show. Alex also interviews Rayaan and PJ from the Bayhill Premier Cup in the Western Cape to find out why the tournament is so special and how it has benefitted…
18 Oct 2023 29 min

Back to Cricket with Kwena Maphaka

Schools have returned to summer sport for the final term of the year. This means that cricket teams have taken to pitches across the country. South Africa continues to produce incredible young cricketing talent. Kwena Maphaka is one of SA's most promising young stars. The youngest player ever in the…
11 Oct 2023 29 min

The Ultimate School Rugby XV Part 3

Alex is joined by Tom Pullen from NGXV, SSS commentator Spoed Smith and SSS expert Hannes Nienaber to discuss the final Ultimate XV nominations for the year. Follow SuperSport Schools Rugby and NGXV on social media to vote. SuperSport Schools, brings you the sport you care about the most. The…
4 Oct 2023 55 min

Becoming a Top School Runner in SA

What does it take to become a top school runner in SA? Alex was at the SA Cross-Country Nationals in Gqeberha. He discusses some of the keys to becoming a top school runner and talks to Themba Madima, a SuperSport Schools Athletics Commentator. Experts from Eastern Province athletics share their…
27 Sep 2023 30 min

The New Water Polo Season with Referee Lee Keet

Summer is on its way and summer sports are returning to schools across the country. Over the past weekend, U16 girls from several schools were in action at Durban Girls' College for the DGC U16 Water Polo Tournament. At the tournament, Alex caught up with Lee Keet, a teacher, former…
13 Sep 2023 27 min

Future Sevens' Stars with Marius Schoeman

This week is the Marius Schoeman 7s in Paarl and schools from across the country are taking part. In a country with one of the strongest senior sevens systems in the world, it's at events like this that the future stars are scouted. For this week's show, Alex is at…
6 Sep 2023 27 min

International School Rugby with Angus Savage

During August, South Africa hosted the U18 International Tri-Nations series featuring South Africa U18, France U18, England U18 and a Western Province U18 XV side. This week, Alex and Tim chatted with Angus Savage from NGXV. Angus was part of the SuperSport Schools' commentary team during the series. The trio…
30 Aug 2023 27 min

The Girls' Basketball Revolution with Val Fowler

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. But in South Africa, according to Val Fowler, it's still very much a "Cinderella Sport". Val Fowler is synonymous with basketball in South Africa. Through her education career, spanning three decades, she has not only nurtured the growth of…
23 Aug 2023 26 min

The Future of Girls' Football

When is the time to grow girls' sports in South Africa? Is it when Banyana Banyana excels? Or perhaps, during the Netball World Cup? For Uraisha Haswell and Fanele Ndlovu it's always. In this episode, Alex is joined by the pair as they discuss their involvement in KZN Girls' Football…
16 Aug 2023 26 min

Women's Day Special with Kate Woods

Over the past year, our national women's teams have been thriving on the international stage. Most notably in football, cricket and netball. Many of these teams are amateur, without full sponsors and relying on athletes to self-fund their participation. However, their performances have sparked discussions around SA and a growth…
9 Aug 2023 53 min

Netball Fever

Netball is one of the biggest sports on the SuperSport Schools platform. This week, Alex interviews Zanele, a commentator for SuperSport Schools and the Netball World Cup, to discuss the significance of having the World Cup in Cape Town and its impact on the sport. Then, Carla, a player from…
2 Aug 2023 27 min
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