Arkiver for januar 10, 2012

På plass i Potchefstroom

Publisert: januar 10, 2012 i Potchefstroom, treningsleir

No har vi forflytta oss til Potchefstroom i Sør Afrika. Det tok oss 19 timer å komme hit fra Iten. Lørdag var med andre ord ein laaaaang dag. Og kroppen blir sliten etter sånne reisedager. Det kjente eg igår på økta mi.

Litt info om Potchefstroom (alt fra Wikipedia):

Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. It hosts the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (previously known as Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, by which name it was, and still is, famous abroad). It is situated on the banks of the Mooirivier (Afrikaans for «pretty (or beautiful) river»), roughly 120 km (75 mi) west-southwest of Johannesburg and 45 km (28 mi) east-northeast of Klerksdorp.

The Potchefstroom municipality, which encompasses several neighbouring settlements, has a population of 128,357, according to the 2007 community survey. Of these, 69.6% were African, 27.0% White, 3.0% Coloured and 0.4% Asian. Voting population during 2011 local elections was 85945 according to the IEC ( representing 75% of the adult population which brings the adult population to approx 120 000. If the population under 18 is added, the population figures should be closer to 200 000 in 2011.

Dette kan du lese om sport:

Potchefstroom is known as the North-West Province’s «Home of Sport». The provincial headquarters of 17 of the most important sports are situated in the city. The City Council places a high priority on the establishment, maintenance and upgrading of the sport facilities under its control, especially to meet the variety of sporting and recreational needs of its youthful community. The Mooi River trails as well as other trails add extra colour and variety to these facilities available to resident and tourist alike. Cricket is the most popular sport and Potchefstroom hosted a match from the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup between Australia and The Netherlands, Australia and Namibia, and also between South Africa and Kenya. Potcefstroom was also co-hosts for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup qualifiers. Potchefstroom has produced numerous famous sports people. Some include: Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, silver medal winner in long jump at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Justine Robbeson and Ryan Diedericks. The visit of the Spanish team «La Roja» during the FIFA 2010 World Cup introduced a new level of sporting exposure to Potchefstroom and the NWU. To prepare for the team a new sporting complex was build at the University and the local airport was extented to host large passenger planes to land. The Spanish team won the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup.

Vi bor altså i dette komplekset hvor det spanske fotball laget bodde under VM i 2010. Og vi trives veldig bra. Det er skikkelig varmt her. Mellom 30 og 40 varmegrader på dagen. Noe eg egentlig liker. Vi trener kl 07 om morgenen og kl 1630 på ettermiddagen. Omtrent de samme tidene som i Kenya.

Forteller meir om treningen i morgen!