Prudence Sekgodiso continued

Sports Bio:

  • 2022 African Championship bronze medallist
  • African Youth Games bronze medallist
  • 6x SA National Champion 800m
  • 2023 – 2nd fastest woman in South Africa over 800m.

“My journey began in 2016, when I was blessed to be part of the Trusts’ bursary programme and attend TuksSport High School. This is where I learned to be an independent young woman as the Trust took me from nothing and moulded me into the young woman I am today. 

Growing up I was very shy and didn’t have a lot of confidence but being introduced to this kind of environment helped me a lot.  Being at TSHS reshaped my whole life and I got the opportunity to be coached by one of the best coaches in the country, coach Michael Seme.  This was absolutely a wild dream as I would previously only see him on TV. 

Having to balance both academics and sports life became a bit of a challenge, but through the support of the whole system put in place by the Trust I learned to believe in myself and my capabilities more until I competed my matric year.

In 2019 I met my current coach Samuel Sepeng, a man who completely changed my life since I met him through the Trust.  After just a few weeks of training with him I ran my personal best time and this was evidence that the man was going to change my life.

The ACE Trust really played a huge role in shaping my career as I wouldn’t have been able to explore my talent to the be fullest.  I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity I received and am looking forward to seeing more talent being unearthed and polished by this Trust.”