Social Responsibility: – here for the protection of all athletes

Creating a Safe Sporting Environment

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


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

What to do

If you would like to report an incident of abuse, please fill in the form on the site

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.

Report abuse: Click Here

CLICK HERE or on the form above

Who are we

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

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.
To see more of her work, go to:

Tracey Hemphill

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:

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:

Kathryn Kure

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:

Hayley Walker

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:

An athlete’s story: Glenn Joselowitz

Please request the password from Gary 083 642 2664

Glenn and his daughter, Emily Rose

Glenn’s organisation: Physical Literacy for Children (PLC)

In the News

  • The Guardian (Fri 13th Nov 2020): here
  • IOL – Saturday Star (Sat 14th Nov): here
  • State of Swimming (Sat 14th Nov): here
  • Times LIVE (Sat 14th Nov 2020): here
  • Sunday Times DAILY (Tues 17th Nov): here
  • IOL (Sat 21st Nov 2020): here
  • DA (Sun 22nd Nov): here
  • News24 (Tues 24th Nov): here
  • Times LIVE (Tues 24th Nov 2020): here
  • SABC – YouTube (Tues 24th Nov 2020): here
  • Citizen (Tues 24th Nov): here
  • State of Swimming (Tues 24th Nov): here
  • Cape Talk – Radio 567 – podcast (Wed 25th Nov 2020): here
  • Cape Talk (Wed 25th Nov): here
  • SwimSwam (Wed 25th Nov): here
  • IOL Saturday Star (Sat 28th Nov): here
  • Sunday Times (Sun 29th Nov): here
  • State of Swimming (Mon 30th Nov): here
  • Cape Talk – Radio 567 – podcast (Tues 1st Dec 2020): here

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