NAWAHAL TURNER of Zeekoevlei High School and the Grassy Park Amateur Athletics Club was a regular field athlete as a javelin thrower in the Western Province side both at school and club level. Here she is seen hurling the javelin at the 1989 SA senior athletics championships in Port Elizabeth.
In 1989, she was picked for the SASSSA team (South African Senior Schools Sports Association) to participate at the South African Amateur Athletics Board’s (SAAAB) Prestige Track and Field meeting in Worcester, in the Western Cape, South Africa. The SASSSA team of 1989 included Owen Machelm, Anita Witbooi, Noreen Julie, Pierre Abrahams, Melanie Hitzeroth, Sandra Petersen, Graham Schaffers, Gasant Batchelor, Francois Sammery, Francine Scheepers (Farwa Mentoor), Tania Brown, Dean Daniels, Liezel van Oudtshoorn and Cheryl October.
The SAAAB Prestige Meeting was the assembly of South Africa’s top non-racial athletes and the highlight of the athletics season.