Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
26 Jul 2014
7:44 am

Glasgow the catalyst for future growth

Wesley Botton

While officials might be expecting an unrealistic medal return from South Africa's Commonwealth Games squad, the experience on offer for a new crop of bright young stars will count far more than a lofty position in the final standings.

Wesley Botton.

The SA team should again hold their own, though they’re unlikely to approach the 43-medal target set by Sascoc, with the nation’s top athletes using the event as a crucial part of their build-up to the Rio Olympics.

More importantly, however, the Glasgow Games will provide a launching pad for youngsters who will target prestigious global events beyond 2016.