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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
28 Episodes
1 – 20

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 27 min

Future Football Stars

This week the team is at Chiltern Park Sports Club in KZN to discuss one of South Africa's top school football leagues. Alex and Tim are joined by Maritzburg College Captain, Mateo Horstead and SuperSport Schools football commentator, Sibonelo Zulu. The guests discuss how they got into football and how…
26 Jul 26 min

Playing at the 2023 Craven Week

The 2023 U18 Craven Week wrapped up in George two weeks ago. Western Province beat the Blue Bulls in the main match to round off a scintillating week of rugby. Alex and Tim chatted with players from several teams during the week to find out what it means to play…
19 Jul 28 min

Playing at the SASHOC Nationals

The 2023 U18 SASHOC Nationals wrapped up in Bloemfontein just under two weeks ago. In this episode, Alex and Tim chat with players from the tournament to find out what goes into making it at the nationals, how good Tim would be as a goalie and whether it's more rewarding…
12 Jul 28 min

Craven Week Unpacked

Alex and Tim are joined by Blitzboks legend and current Sharks Director of Rugby, Neil Powell to chat all things Craven Week. SuperSport Schools expert Hannes Nienaber also features and the group discuss Craven Week, what makes it so special, why it's important and what to expect from this week…
5 Jul 28 min

Inside the SASHOC Nationals

Alex and Tim chat with hockey coaches Marcelle Keet and Mike Baker about the 2023 SASHOC Nationals. They touch on what it takes to make it, how the tournament works and why the hockey community is so special. The group also delve a bit deeper into the success of SA…
28 Jun 28 min

Term 2 Wrap

What was your favourite school sport moment of Term 2? Get ready for an electrifying episode as we wrap up the Term 2 school sport season! Join Alex as he dives into a rollercoaster ride of jaw-dropping moments captured by SuperSport Schools. Brace yourself for comebacks, trends and viral clips…
14 Jun 17 min

The Ultimate School XV Part 2

Alex is joined by Tom Pullen from NGXV, SSS commentator Spoed Smith and SSS expert Hannes Nienaber to discuss 30 more school rugby players showing promise this season. Over this episode and the next few weeks, the team will name 8 players per position. Then after Craven Week, it will…
24 May 29 min

Supporting our Future Stars

Sport in South Africa is incredibly competitive. Elite sporting schools across the country give athletes an edge. But for many young athletes, these schools are simply out of reach. That's where organisations like the TAG Foundation come in. Alex chats to Johnnie Gerber from the foundation about what TAG does,…
10 May 27 min

The Laws of School Rugby

📺🎧 ✉️ On which side of the scrum should the scrum-half stand? What is a brake foot? And, can you score a try while in touch? (Spoiler... you can 😉). Alex and Tim were at Noord-Suid 2023 and spoke to some players about the laws of rugby. Specifically,…
26 Apr 28 min

The Living School Sport Encyclopaedia

Few people (if any) in South Africa can match Hannes Nienaber's incredible knowledge of all things school sports. Creator of the School of Rugby website (now part of SuperSport Schools), Hannes is heading up the reporting and research at SuperSport Schools this year. Find out what it's like diving into…
19 Apr 26 min

Playing Hockey for SA at 17!

We were at the 2023 Standard Bank St Mary's Festival to catch up with Taheera Augousti, a Matric student from Eunice who plays for the South African National Women's Hockey Team. Find out what it's like playing for "school and country", how Taheera does in the #SSSPod Quiz and why…
12 Apr 23 min

15 School Rugby Players to Watch

Who are the 15 school rugby players to watch this season? It's a tough question to answer, and one that will differ in every corner of South Africa. But the team at NGXV publish their suggestion every year. So in this SSS Podcast Special brought to you by Spur, Alex…
29 Mar 59 min

Can Sport take you to Varsity Abroad?

Every year matrics across the country apply to South African universities. Though some look abroad, especially to the United States. In this week's episode, brought to you by Spur, Alex and Tim chat with Luca, a student hoping to study in America next year through his football, and some of…
22 Mar 25 min
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