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Sports Voice is here for the protection of all athletes.

Sports Voice believes in creating a safe sporting environment, and bringing to justice those that harm athletes.

Sports Voice is a completely independent organization dedicated to education, monitoring and reporting around abuse in sport.

If you would like to report an incident of abuse, please fill in the form below. You can report anonymously, or you can choose to leave your name and contact details. All information will be treated confidentially and the relevant reporting pathways followed to ensure your protection.

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Sports Voice is headed up by experts in both sport and safeguarding, who have a network of associations and organizations working to protect people from abuse.

Dr Kirsten van Heerden is a former South African swimmer and now works as a Clinical Psychologist. She is one of only  handful of people to have both represented her country as an athlete and hold a PhD in the area of Sport Psychology. Kirsten has worked with many Olympic and World Champion athletes and teams, and to see more of her work go to www.newtonagency.co.za

Penny Heyns is an Olympic legend. She won double gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games, is a 14 x world record holder and still the only person ever to hold world records in all three distances at the same time. She is now a business woman, international speaker and chairwoman of the FINA Athletes Committee. To learn more about Penny go to https://pennyheyns.com/

Hayley Walker is a Master Trainer and board member at Protective Behaviours South Africa, and has extensive experience in creating child protection policies as well as working with children and adults to create a safer environment for children to reach their potential. She is also a committee member of Gauteng North Figure Skating. To learn more about Hayley’s work go to https://www.clathan.com/

Tracey Hemphill is a swim coach, registered Life Coach and founder of Swim Factory. She is an expert in the area of coach education and runs safeguarding training for Swimming South Africa. To learn more about her go to https://www.swimfactorysa.com/

Kathryn Kure is the current President of KZN Climbing and has extensive experience in the governance of Non-Profit Organisations in various sectors, including education, arts and culture, development and sport at both provincial and national level. She is passionate about collaborating with people and organizations to ensure the effective and efficient role out of programmes and interventions that benefit communities.

To read more about Kathryn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynkure/

SPORTS VOICE APP

We are currently working on initiatives to improve the environment for reporting abuse in South African sport – including the development and use of the soon to be launched Sports Voice app which is a comprehensive reporting, monitoring and education system.