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ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

To continually play a major role in emerging sports in South Africa & Africa. To provide our partners with meaningful ROI, innovative content and building trustworthy client relationships.

TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

Winning Bids

  • 2023 Netball World Cup Bid
  • 2009 British & Irish Lions Tour
  • 2007 Rugby World Cup Fan Village (Paris)

New Events

  • Telkom Netball League
  • City Surf Series
  • Growthpoint SA Open (Rebrand)
  • COSAFA Cup (Relaunch)
  • SA Senior Open (Rebrand)

Rights Management

  • Tsogo Sun (2004 – Present)
  • Adcock Ingram (2008 - 2011)
  • Europcar (2007 - 2010)
  • Budget Rent-A-Car (2004 – 2006)
  • Gilbert (2004 – 2007)
  • Asics (2012 – 2014)
  • British Airways & Comair (2004 - 2010)
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OUR TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS

Gary Grant

Gary Grant

Managing Director

Gary is an MBA graduate of the University of Cape Town, Gary specialises in Marketing and Communications. Before starting Accelerate Sport, Gary was SA Rugby’s Marketing Director for 8 years between 1996 and 2004. He was solely responsible for developing and designing SA Rugby’s Marketing and Communications Strategy to grow the game in traditional and non-traditional sectors, to improve the image of rugby in SA. Gary’s other key responsibilities whilst at SA Rugby included sponsorship, licensing and PR. Gary played Provincial Rugby in South Africa for Transvaal (now called the Lions) and Western Province.

Favourite Quote: “Assume everything, presume nothing”

Inspirational Sportsperson: Muhammad Ali

Interest / Hobbies: Family, the bush and fishing

Sport Interests: Rugby, Football, Golf

Based In: Cape Town

Email: gary@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 082 990 3723

Daniel Quinta

CEO

In 2020, Daniel was promoted to CEO following 4 years at Accelerate to lead the expansion of the team and growth of the company.

He graduated from the University of Pretoria with a BCom Honours Degree in Recreation and Sport Management in 2012.

He is an avid sports enthusiast and when away from work, will often be found on one sports field or another.

Daniel was integral in successful bid for the 2023 Netball World Cup set to be hosted in Cape Town.

Favourite Quote: “Take a chance, because you never know how perfect something can turn out.” – J. Cole

Inspirational Sportsperson: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kobe Bryant, Lewis Hamilton

Interest/Hobbies: Fashion, Technology, Music

Sport Interests: Football, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, F1 and pretty much every sport

Based In: Johannesburg

Email: daniel@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 083 308 6682

Kudzi Nzombe

Kudzi Nzombe

Head of Sponsorship

Kudzi holds a Master’s in Law degree together with a Sports Management qualification from the University of Cape Town. He first joined the Accelerate team as an intern in the marketing and sales division. He now heads up the Cape Town office as the head of sponsorship. His main set of responsibilities entails mapping, strategizing and implementing Accelerate’s short and long term sponsorship strategies with clients and sponsors alike. Kudzi is actively involved with University of Cape Town Rugby and currently manages the second team.

Favorite Quote: “You could not live with your own failure. And where did that bring you? Back to me” – Thanos

Inspirational sportsman: Roger Federer

Interests/Hobbies: Social sport, Netflix and a casual braai.

Sport Interest: Rugby, Football and Marble Racing

Based In: Cape Town

Email: kudzi@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 073 640 2029

Hannelie Schoeman

Hannelie Schoeman

Head of Operations

Favourite Quote:

Inspirational Sportsperson:

Interest/Hobbies: Sport

Sports Interests: Netball

Based In: Bloemfontein

Email: hannelie@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 071 239 1489

Matt Daniel

Matt Daniel

Events and Sales Executive

Matt Daniel is our newest Event and Sales Executive in the family. Besides work, he normally spends his leisure time playing golf, tennis, squash and football. Having plied his trade in a family run property management company in Johannesburg for 5 years, Matt later moved to Cape Town to focus on business growth for SuperSport United Soccer Schools. Matt’s main focus will be Squash SA and the Sunshine Senior Tour accounts as well as event management.

Favorite Quote: “Depth over width”

Inspirational sportsman: Rafa Nadal

Interests/Hobbies: Travel, music, family and good wine

Sport Interest: Golf, cricket and tennis

Based In: Cape Town

Email: matt@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 083 566 6728

Reza de Nicker

Reza de Nicker

Events and Sales Executive

Reza joins our team as an Event and Sales Executive. He has a vast experience in the surfing industry, having previously worked for Airush Kiteboarding for 6 years where he headed up the Customer Service Division. In 2017, Reza moved to Cool Candy where he worked for Vans. Bringing practical and extensive surfing and apparel knowledge, Reza is now responsible for sponsorship sales and account management across all our properties.

Favorite Quote: “You gotta roll with the punches”

Inspirational sportsman: Andy Irons

Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, cruising with family and spending time at the beach

Sport Interest: Surfing

Based In: Cape Town

Email: reza@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 079 373 1964

Katleho Mashego

Katleho Mashego

PR & Media Manager

With over 4years’ experience in the advertising and marketing, Katleho joins the family as our PR & Media Manager. He has spent most of his professional career at Primedia Outdoor where he served as the PR and Content Assistant since 2017. A fanatic of sports and entertainment media, Katleho currently holds a National Diploma in Media Practices from Boston Media House. His areas of work will include in house media including drafting and distributing press releases, newsletters and all other communication to the market. He will also manage the Accelerate digital content and those of applicable clients.

Favorite Quote: “You never discover what else you were if you stayed in one place”

Inspirational sportsman: Muhammad Ali

Interests/Hobbies: Social sport, gaming and music

Sport Interest: Football, Cricket and Athletics

Based In: Johannesburg

Email: katleho@acceleratesport.com

Mobile: 063 224 0267