Lilyfontein Majorettes On the 10th of March 2019, the Lilyfontein Majorettes took part in the Finals of the PNA Ultimate Performer Competition. The athletes took to the stage in true Majorette fashion and walked away with the following titles: – Overall Junior Ultimate Performer – Petit & Junior Ultimate Performer – Ultimate Petit & Junior […]
Amy-Jo Bezuidenhout’s drummie career started in 1996 at Stirling High School. Some of her achievements as part of a Drum Majorette squad include: Winning the SA Nationals in 1997, placing 3rd at Nationals in 1998, 1999 & 2000 and becoming Stirling High’s flag leader in 1999. Amy attended indoor championships in 1999, 2000 & 2001, […]
ECMCA Chief Adjudicator Biography of Marc Williams Marc Williams has a deep passion for the performing arts and has been in performance, as a triple threat, since 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Media and Visual Studies at the University of Cape Town in 2004. He has starred as the lead […]
Find out everything you need to know about SAMCA 2019 on the SAMCA Post page – Click Here “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” Joe Torre With 11 provinces and over 5000 spectators and athletes, SAMCA Nationals […]
ECMCA is proud to announce the SAMCA 2019 Nationals will be hosted at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uVDjI1-ysU The is the first time SAMCA Nationals will be hosted at a Private Game Reserve.
Finding the right accommodation for an entire squad at the right price and close to the competition venue can be a mammoth of a task, especially when that counter keeps ticking down and with each tick another room is booked… that’s not yours. We know how frustrating calling for accommodation can be that’s why we […]
The South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association SAMCA is the South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association is the SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee) recognized Federation for Majorettes and Cheerleading in South Africa. They have Regional offices in 8 Provinces, making accessibility within reach for all athletes and interested shareholders. The Association strives […]
To: Provincial/Regional Chairpersons and all SAMCA stakeholders
The SAMCA Council, which consists of the SAMCA Exec members and Provincial/Regional Chairpersons held a meeting last night. As a collective the following decisions were taken:
a. SAMCA still awaits feedback from the Department of Sport relating to our motivation to permit Tertiary Cheerleading athletes to commence with training, under certain conditions. SAMCA is making regular contact with the Department. As soon as SAMCA has a reply this will be communicated accordingly. Until permission has been granted no practice/training may be undertaken by any SAMCA affiliated Tertiary Cheerleading athletes whatsoever.
b. President Rampahosa recently announced that South African is now in Lockdown, Level 1. At this stage, no change to the current SAMCA lockdown rules for Primary and High teams (Cheerleading and Majorettes) ie: NO scholar (including any Tertiary team members or in any Clubs affiliated to SAMCA) will be permitted to commence with training, practicing or any displays/performances. Should there be any further changes or announcements relating to the Lockdown Level 1, the situation will be assessed and immediately communicated.
Next up... How to do a toe-touch. Every Tuesday in August we will be focusing on a step-by-step tutorial that will assist athletes to perfect their toe-touches/jumps. We present toe-touch Tuesdays with Kaylene. Tune in at 14h00 today for part 1.
We are so excited to introduce Mace Tutorial Thursdays. Please join us at 14:00 today for our very first basic mace skills tutorial with Chandré Opperman. Over the next few weeks we will work on basic skills of mace from the ground up. This is a great chance for our flaggies or new majorette teams to learn the correct skills on handling a mace.
During this unprecedented time, SASCOC have been inspired by Olympians locally and around the globe with their energy and positivity. 23 June 2020 is International Olympic Day and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is running a digital campaign called #StayStrong, which encourages people to stay healthy in body and mind during lockdown. The campaign is intended to be an inspiration to help us to get through this crisis together.
This campaign puts athletes at the heart of the Olympic community and the IOC want to build on this to inspire more people to Stay Strong, Stay Active, and Stay Healthy. On 23 June, the IOC aims to create the world’s largest 24 hour digital-first Olympic workout. As the National Olympic Committee of South Africa, we align ourselves to the prescripts of the IOC, hence we request our Membership and its affiliates and specifically our athletes to participate in this campaign.
SASCOC’s Request is as follows:
1. The campaign will be divided into two parts. The first being, #OlympicDayGoals. This will be run in the lead up to Olympic Day. In this campaign we kindly request athletes to take a short video that encompasses the Olympic Day Themes which include: LEARN, DISCOVER, MOVE. Each athlete can choose any one of these three and record a short video (20 seconds or less) informing,very briefly, of any skills they have discovered, or learnt during lockdown which does not necessarily have to be only sport related.
2. On the actual Olympic Day (23 June 2020) we will align with the IOC campaign, #StayStrong, where we kindly request athletes to record a short video (20 seconds or less) in action, any exercise perhaps 23 sit ups, 23 times skipping the rope, 23 squats or any form of exercise that is undertaken to stay strong.
For the athletes who are able to, they may also host their own live Instagram workouts on their own handles as well. If this is going to be done, please inform us and tag us @Team_mzansi with the #TeamSA#OlympicDay #StayStrong so that we can promote the athlete on our main Team SA social media pages and inform the IOC so that they can showcase our athlete as well.
Please send us the videos to email@example.com by Wednesday 17 June 2020. Let’s get involved and share with all our athletes.
1. It recently came to the attention of the SAMCA Executive that various members of the SAMCA National Sport Federation have taken it upon themselves to organise an event in the form of an online competition which has been made available to past and current athletes affiliated to SAMCA. No further information regarding this event is known to SAMCA.
2. Kindly note that this event is not sanctioned by SAMCA and that the organisers have been informed accordingly.
3. While SAMCA strives to promote this sport and support initiatives that enhances the skill of the athlete members, the organisers of the event failed to follow protocol in seeking approval for such an event from the SAMCA Executive. Note SAMCA is the official national governing body for the sport of majorettes and cheerleading in the Republic of South Africa and as such the only body with authority to sanction national and international events relevant to the sport within South Africa.
4. As such SAMCA, and all its affiliates, will be distancing itself from the event in its totality.
5. What this means for your province/region: ▪️SAMCA will not be prohibiting the athletes from partaking in the event; ▪️Athletes partaking in the event will be doing so at their own risk as SAMCA will not be accepting any liability for injuries incurred or safety and security issues arising from the event; ▪️The SAMCA logo, and the logos of the affiliates, may not be used in any form, whether on uniforms, documents or social media posts (including WhatsApp) or any other form; ▪️SAMCA will not be endorsing the results of the event and cannot comment to the impartiality or accuracy of same; ▪️Athletes and members partaking in the event remain obligated to abide by the SAMCA Constitution and SAMCA Rules when participating in the sport, whether the event is sanctioned by SAMCA or not. Special care should be taken to refrain from actions which may bring SAMCA, or its members, into disrepute.
6. We wish the organisers good luck in their endeavours.