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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
34 Episodes
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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