SAWF Mourn the Death of Eshwin Klaasen

ESHWIN ELMIRO KLAASEN BORN: 4 JANUARY 1993 DIED: 6 FEBRUARY 2016 Eshwin started wrestling for Olympians in 2005 while he was still in Primary School.  He lived with his mother and 3 brothers in Fisantekraal.  He was the second eldest son.  When finishing Primary School he moved on to Scottsdene High School. He had a […]

SAWF Announce New Member Management System

The SAWF Executive has decided that to continue the process of improving the management and data handling of the Federation the current eTMS system is being expanded to include a member management system, called eMMS, to replace SAMS. eMMS will also integrate fully with eTMS which will allow seamless management on all levels within the […]

Living his dream!

South African Wrestling Referee, Charles Villet has always had one dream: to one day be a referee who adjudicates wrestling matches at the Olympic Games. We are all proud to announce that Mr. Villet's dream is about to become a reality!  Charles received the news of his inclusion into this prestigious group last night, when United World […]

Greco Roman Wrestlers Show Off Their Mettle in Brazzaville

Four of our senior wrestlers took to the mat yesterday at the 11th All African Games in Brazzaville. The competitions got off on a rocky start, after the start was delayed by nine hours, but once it started there was nothing but fireworks on the mat.  With some top notch wresters, including Tarek Aziz Benaissa from […]

United World Wrestling to Live Stream Every Match from 2015 World Championships

LAS VEGAS (September 3) — As part of a growing initiative to provide wrestling fans around the world unlimited access to the sport, United World Wrestling will deliver a high-definition live stream of every match from the 2015 Wrestling World Championships in Las Vegas. In addition to carrying all four mats live, United World Wrestling’s event […]

2015 Junior World Championships – Brazil

 Five of our top Juniors will be participating at the Wold Championships in Brazil this week. Our campaign starts off with KleinJan Combrinck wrestling in the 55-60kg Greco Roman division on the 11th of August. Patricia Theledi will wrestle on the 13th of August in the 44-48kg Woman’s division. Lucius van Rensburg (Cadet Word Championships […]

SA Team to Compete in Spain

A group of Senior and Junior wrestlers are off to Spain to compete in the XV "Gran Premio de España". The Championship will be broadcast via live streaming – click on the below to view our wrestlers in action. MAT 1 MAT 2 MAT 3 MAT 4 With almost 400 GR, FS and FW entries this […]

SA Wrestlers bring back a bag of Medals from Continental Championships

The South African Wrestling Federation sent a Cadet, Junior and Senior team to Alexandria, Egypt, to participate in the continental championships hosted by the Egyptian Wrestling Federation. Wrestling in Egypt is always a difficult task, with sixteen countries from all over Africa participating with every country sending their very best to qualify for the All […]

Charles Villet apointed Neutral Referee – 11th All African Games

Officiating in South Africa is no easy task let alone on the world stage but with hard work, dedication and sacrifice Charles Villet has been ranked amongst the top 40 Category IS referees in the world by United World Wrestling. Having made the grade to IS Charles’ accolades have included many firsts…..first Olympic Category Referee […]