PEET VAN ZYL
Peet has been involved in the athlete management industry for the past two decades. Prior to that he worked in the insurance industry, as the marketing manager of one of the major South African insurance companies. Peet obtained a B.Comm degree in Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg (formerly RAU). A former 400m hurdler who obtained senior provincial colours, Peet’s expertise in managing some of South Africa’s top track and field athletes is well-known.
Peet manages, and travels with the athletes, while also handling the marketing portfolio for ISAM. Peet is based in Johannesburg.
As a consultant, Bronwyn has run some of the biggest PR/media campaigns on sporting sponsorships and activations for top brands such as Absa (Barclays), Vodacom, Sasol, Discovery, Nedbank, Investec and the SA Sports Association for the Physically Disabled. She has enjoyed working on the 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic and Paralympic SA media campaigns as well as working with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on various events including the 123rd International Olympic Committee session in Durban & the announcement of the 2018 Winter Olympic host. In addition, Bronwyn has worked on the past five Commonwealth Games internationally and also served as the Chief Press Attaché/Publicist for Team South Africa at the London (2012) and Rio (2016) Olympics, as well as the 2013 & 2015 World Student Games in Russia and South Korea respectively.
She currently handles all PR/media and social media requirements of ISAM team and athletes.
Throughout his senior career, as Wayde van Niekerk has established himself as the most versatile sprinter in the world, a large support team has worked hard behind the scenes to keep him fit, healthy and ready to shine. And while other individuals have also played crucial roles in the team which has formed around him, the contribution made by his experienced coach, Anna 'Tannie Ans' Botha, has been particularly vital to his success. With Wayde having shown tremendous potential over the 200m distance as a teenager, finishing fourth at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Moncton, it was Tannie Ans who convinced him to step up to the 400m distance in an attempt to shake off persistent hamstring niggles he had picked up in the shorter sprint. It was a big decision to make at the time, but it paid off, and less than three years after turning his focus to the one-lap distance, Wayde charged to victory at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. The following year he broke the 400m world record to win Olympic gold in Rio. A former sprinter herself, Tannie Ans started coaching in the 1960s, and the meticulous approach she takes to her role ensures that Wayde is able to perform consistently well at the highest level of international athletics. Imparting the immense knowledge she has gained in a coaching career that has lasted more than 50 years, Tannie Ans is currently appointed as head coach at the University of the Free State. Recognised as one of the best sprint coaches around the globe, she was named Coach of the Year at the 2016 SA Sports Awards, and in 2017 she received the prestigious Coaching Achievement accolade at the World Athletics Awards.