"Sport has the power to change the world- it has the power to inspire and unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”- Nelson Mandela
What our athletes say...
“Every day now I train alongside athletes who went to the Olympics – it is very motivating to be near them and watch them train.”
“Coming here to this incredible sporting environment and receiving the support of passionate teachers and coaches has shown me the amazing opportunities out there.”
“If I wasn’t in this programme I don’t know where I would be. I’ve got the best teachers and the best coaches. Sometimes it feels like a dream. Since coming here I’ve learned a lot of things – to respect and not underestimate people, to set goals, focus and be disciplined.”
“When we went to the All Africa Games we realized we were ‘nowhere’. Now I am training to be a world champion. This is what is in my mind every day.”
“Until now I have never had someone willing to support me and help me grow as an athlete and provide for me all these things that are currently available to me.”
ACE creates opportunities
Developing and educating talented athletes and cyclists.
About ACE Trust
85% of whom received Bachelor matric pass
at inter-school, inter provincial, national and international events
colours for Athletics (AGN and Boland) awarded
senior colours awarded for Athletics
Participation in major international athletic competitions while still at school