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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.

Kirsten

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

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/

Dr Heather Morris-Eyton is the head of the Sport & Movement Studies department at the University of Johannesburg, with her research focusing mainly on coaching education and women in sport issues. Heather is also the high performance manager of Lifesaving South Africa, and serves on the International Lifesaving Federation education committee and the International Council for Coaching Excellence global working group.

Glenn Joselowitz is a former elite gymnast, and has over 15 years’ experience  as a coach. Including being the Protea gymnastics coach as well as the Springbok tumbling coach.  He has owned and operated one of the largest gymnastics clubs in the country, producing many junior and senior national gymnasts, and has transitioned to working in the business world.

Glenn is also a survivor of abuse by his own coach. He now openly and honestly shares his story in the hope that is will raise awareness of issues of abuse and safeguarding in sport, and to help others find their own voice to speak out and seek help and support.

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.

If you’d like to find out more, please email us on: help@sportsvoice.org

Download your safeguarding policy.

We’ve created a draft safeguarding policy for use with your own club or federation.