Welcome To Orlando Athletics Club
Some people run to get in shape. Others pound pavement to push personal limits or to clear their heads. And some people don’t run at all! What do these people have in common? They know that running alone can be a serious struggle. Join a running group. There’s so much to gain from finding a running family. So, work up the courage, lace up those shoes, and let’s find the perfect group for you!
Orlando Athletics Club is an organization which was founded by Johannes Mashigo (its chairperson) who used to be & still is an athlete (Central Gauteng’s best) from 1997 till present. This club was founded in the Orlando East area, a previously dusty area which has gradually developed to be a well-equipped in terms of recreational facilities. When the club started, it only had 27 junior athletes aged 16 to 19 years old who were elite athletes. Today the club has over 550 members aged 10 to 80 years ranging from novice, social and amateur to elite athletes. We are now the best club in Soweto. Orlando Athletics Club has produced South Africa’s best.
Our Vision and Mission
A great deal of undiscovered young talent lies dormant in our communities. Many social factors, including lack of funds, structures, and equipment prevents the exposure of nurturing and developing the talent of these youngsters. A large number of our members are from disadvantaged areas and our mission is to uncover potential and produce world-class athletes through establishing training facilities, sports events, and competitions in these areas.
A lack of drive and motivation exists in these disadvantaged areas which we hope to combat with sport and exercise. Orlando Athletics Club has worked hard to instill a sense of belonging, pride and dignity in our communities as we strive to continuously recruit from the underprivileged areas and support them in the best way possible.
Join Our Club
Thinking of getting further into running or are you a runner in need of some motivation and focus?
Then come along to our friendly running club located in Orlando East.
Pay us a visit on Saturdays at 6:00 am at Orlando Communal Hall Club, 129 Adams Street,
Orlando East, Soweto.
ONLINE Registration For Club Membership Is Now Available.
Click Here To Register Online
Get In Touch
Besides paying us a visit, you can also use the contact form below to get in touch with us.