At just 16-years-old, Kelvin Tembo is well on his way to becoming a professional athlete. His raw talent and determination seeing him push himself to the extreme.
“I’ve been running since I was 11-years-old,” he says. But it was when he joined Ferrum High School and after joining the Ferrum training group two years ago that his dreams in dominating the athletic world started materialising.
As a dedicated and disciplined athlete, his main events being the 110m hurdles and the 200m sprint. Under the guidance of the training group’s coach, Frikkie Viviers, Kelvin has moved up in the sports world.
In both 2017 and 2018, he was part of the Amajuba District team, whereby he took part in KZN Championships. He has also taken part in the Grey High School athletics meeting for the past two years running.
“I took sixth place at the championships and I was very proud of myself, as it shows my coach and my work has helped.”
Now, as the 2018 year is coming to a rapid end, Kelvin is preparing for the 2019 seasons. In the upcoming year, Kelvin will be taking part in several athletic meetings during the month of January. This will include travelling to Volksrust, to Piet Retief and to the Amajuba District Meeting.
From there he will be going to the KZN Championships. But, his main aim for the 2019 sports year, is the 2019 South African Championships.
“I eventually want to go professional and run at an international level. My dream is winning a medal at the Olympics,” Kelvin says.
With a deep-seated passion for athletics, Kelvin is sure to dominate track and field events in the 2019 year.
However, he does need assistance in the shape of sponsorship. Sponsorship will assist him in attending the events, as well as acquiring the necessary equipment.
Kelvin needs the following items:
- New spikes
- A tracksuit
- Starting blocks
Anyone interested in ensuring Kelvin reaches his full potential can contact Zanmari Combrink on 084 826 5547.