Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Powerade awards five schools with an individual cricket training sessions hosted by ex-Proteas coach Ray Jennings

This past week saw Powerade announce the names of the five South African schools who have won cricket Powerade Performance Sessions as part of the Powerade Schools Programme. The Performance sessions will be taking place from Thursday, 23 October, to Tuesday, 4 November, and will be hosted by ex-Proteas coach, Ray Jennings

Powerade believes that there is power in every game and is committed to providing young South African sportsmen with a passion for rugby, soccer and cricket, with the platforms to achieve sporting success by giving them access to the best coaching and training through the Powerade School’s Programme.

The winning schools of the cricket Powerade Performance Sessions are:

•           23 October HoĆ«rskool Oosterland – Secunda (Mpumalanga)
•           24 October HoĆ«rskool Wonderboom – Pretoria (Gauteng)
•           28 October General Smuts High School – Vereeniging (Gauteng)
•           30 October Creston College – Port Shepstone (KwaZulu-Natal)
•           4 November Wynberg Boys High School – Cape Town (Western Cape)

During the cricket performance sessions, these sportsmen will be exposed to the science of correct training and the benefits of hydration to help enable them to reach peak fitness at the right time, while local cricket legend Ray Jennings shares his wisdom and knowledge about the game.

“Powerade believes that by providing informative and interactive experiences like these to sportsmen, their passion for the game of cricket will be focused on a great future in the game,” explained James Maclachlan, IMC Marketing Assets Manager of Coca-Cola South Africa.

“We recognise that there is power in every game and through the Powerade Schools Programme, born sportsmen will be exposed to information and various means of training that will have long term benefits to their success,” Maclachlan concluded.


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About Powerade
Powerade is a brand of The Coca-Cola Company, and is available in 70 markets, including Australia, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Spain and South Africa.  Powerade combines carbohydrates, electrolytes with fluids for energy and hydration.  It quenches thirst and replenishes minerals and carbohydrates lost during sports or other intense activities.  In most markets, Powerade is scientifically formulated with the ION4® Advanced Electrolyte System, which helps replenish 4 key electrolytes lost in sweat: Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, & Magnesium.

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