The Road To Tokyo 2020 Starts Here…

After years of training and many hours spent on the mat our senior team embark on the last stretch of their journey to achieve their Olympic dream on Wednesday 5th of February. The team is headed up by local hero and current Commonwealth Champion, Martin Erasmus and will take on some of Africa’s best wrestlers […]

SAWF Junior Wrestling Team Taking On Africa

The junior team departs on the 3rd of February to Algeria where they will be taking on the rest of Africa in a tough Continental Championships. The team is made up of a good mixture of youth and experience with current cadet continental champions Fernando Booysen and Arno van Zilj joining their junior team mates […]

SAWF Referees Making Us Proud

Willem Giliomee and Charles Villet will be representing South Africa at this year’s Continental Championships in Algeria.   Willem is the current chairperson of the SAWF Referee’s council and has recently been promoted to a Category 1 United World Wrestling Referee.    Charles is the current Vice Chairperson of the council and South Africa’s only […]

SAWF Cadet Team Ready for Continental Championships in Algeria

SAWF are proud of our young wrestlers departing to Algeria today and we would like to wish them well on their quest for glory at the 2020 Continental Championships. This years team is young but ready for the challenges that this year’s African Championships holds for them. The Greco Roman and Ladies team will start […]

Teams are ready for Continental Championships in Algeria – 2020

The Cadet, Junior and Senior team are off to Algeria to participate in the Continental Championships which start on 1st of February 2020. This is the first competition on the road to Tokyo for our Senior Wrestlers. With the change in the SASCOC selection policy our wrestlers are now able to qualify for the 2020 […]

Team South Africa Wow’s at Continental Championships!

What a performance from our Seniors at this year’s African Championships! With the first taste of Senior Gold since Heinrich Barnes last took the top spot on the podium in 2009!  Martin Erasmus made it clear this year that his formidable opponent from Nigeria’s Soso will not deny him a gold again by beating him […]

Commonwealth Wrestling Championships coming to Carnival City!

The South African Wrestling Federation (SAWF) is proud to officially announce the hosting of the 2017 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. The Commonwealth Championships will take place from the 14th to the 17th of December 2017 at the Carnival City Big Top Arena in Brakpan, South Africa. The international countries invited to participate are from all Commonwealth […]

Wrestlers Excel at Continental Championships in Marrakesh

With the final group of wrestlers having returned after a very successful performance at this year’s continental championships in Morocco, Marrakesh earlier this week we would  like to congratulate every athlete, coach and proud parent for their achievements at the championship this year. The cadets kicked off the campaign with an excellent performance taking 5 […]

Big Opportunity for Lallie!

 Leanco Stans started wrestling as a young girl in a club where girls just didn’t wrestle. Thanks to her mother’s persistence and her own drive to succeed Leanco has grown into one of South  Africa’s top female wrestlers, from winning gold as a young Cadet at the 2012 Continental Championships, to participating in the 2014 […]

New SAWF Executive Elected

 The South African Wrestling Federation made history over the weekend when the final member of their new Executive was selected.  Jeanne-Marie Coetser is the first female VP in the        federation’s history. The 29 year finished high school in 2004 and moved on to the university of Johannesburg where she completed a BCom […]