THE CAYLIX SPORT TEAM

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Caylix Sport - Meet the Team
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Le Roux Conradie

Our CEO Le Roux Conradie "I have a huge passion for sport and to use sport as a vehicle to make a meaningful difference in our society. It is this passion that moved me to get involved in sport development and management. "I’m living my passion through my company; I get up every morning inspired to just be the best that I can be; and for my team and myself to learn from and support each other, because together we can be so much more."

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Thierry Arnaud

What do you like most working at Caylix Sport?
I like the diversity and uniqueness of the people that work here and that the same passion inspires them. I like working in a team where each member is a friend. But most of all, I like that employees and partners alike are so committed to the company and show so much pride and pleasure in being part of it.

How would you describe your role at Caylix Sport?
To bring experience to assist in strategic choices and provide some back-office support to improve our organization and the way we work.

Why was Caylix Sport an attractive option?
Working with Le Roux made the option unmissable! It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with somebody so passionate and animated and with such a spirit of progress and values. I want to help him achieve the vision he has for Caylix Sport, as much as I can.

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Rita Garrod

Caylix Sport’s Rita L Garrod can use the quote: “Do you want to speak to the man in charge or the woman who knows what is going on?” to describe her extensive role in this proudly Stellenbosch company.

What do you like most working at Caylix Sport?
“I feel incredibly blessed to work with a team of people that I can identify with in terms of values, ethos and work ethic. The flexibility that I can enjoy, by working from home when needed, is a priceless privilege as a mom and to have such beautiful offices to work from is a special bonus indeed!”

How would you describe your role at Caylix Sport?
“Never a dull moment and very varied with all the different ‘components’ that I am responsible for. From corporate admin and communication, including accounts and HR, to event management, tour itinerary planning etc.”

Why did you decide to work at Caylix Sport?
Having known Thierry since 2009, first as a client, and getting to know his family over the years, I always new I could work with a man with such vision. When I got to meet Le Roux a few years ago (through Thierry), I could understand why Thierry had such a high regard for this young man. Seeing the synergy in how Thierry and Le Roux work together, made it easy to say yes when they thought to ask me to join them in this exciting venture!”

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Ludwig Gerstner

Where have you work before Caylix Sport?
Sport Scientist at the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (2008-2012); Sport Manager at Maties Sport (2013-2015), managing Cricket, Squash, Gymnastics and Badminton at the University.

What do you like most working at Caylix Sport?
Caylix Sport is forward thinking and innovative, with exciting business partners and opportunities. Project objectives are aimed at looking after customer needs, and business decisions are based on that. It is also a professional working environment where there is a strong drive towards business growth and performance.

How would you describe your role at Caylix Sport?
Project Manager; with my main focus as operational manager of the Curro Tennis project.

Why was Caylix Sport an attractive option?
Caylix Sport can position itself as a major role-player in sport development and management, affecting the lives of sport people in a positive manner.

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Ameerah Smith

What do I like most about working at Caylix Sport?
When I started working at Caylix Sport I had received a warm welcome from every staff member, that made me more comfortable and gave me a sense that I do belong here which usually took a while for me in previous working environments. What I value the most working here, is that Caylix staff respect and support one another and contribute to the growth of one another and the company as a whole.

What is your role at Caylix Sport?
Admin Assistant: Currently I am the support structure to Rita making her workload a little easier and a bit of admin surrounding the Living Legends Touch and Sevens rugby teams.

Why was Caylix Sport an attractive option?
What attracted me the most about Caylix Sport is has a broad contribution to the development and growth of the sports industry as a whole, allowing me to learn and gain more knowledge in more than just one aspect of sport.

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Marni Thomas

What do I like most about working at Caylix Sport?
The fact that you’re not just a number in a company but a person playing a vital role in helping make a success and that they care for your well-being and not just how much money you make for the company.

What is your role at Caylix Sport?
I am in charge of managing Maties Tennis and Maties Golf. I have been part of Maties Tennis since 2008, making this my 10th consecutive year at the tennis club. I was welcomed with such friendliness and enthusiasm in 2008 that it made me want to be involved and welcome future players in the same way and make them feel at home and enjoy this sport we love so much. I also act as secretary for Boland Tennis and will lend a hand with Curro Tennis finances.

Why did you decide to work at Caylix Sport?
With the above being said, I finished my audit articles at the end of 2016 and I saw an opportunity of taking the manager position at the tennis club and approached Le Roux. I would now have an opportunity to make an even bigger and better positive impact on the club with all the knowledge and skills I have acquired through my 10 years at the club (being on the committee) and also the finance back ground of my articles and give back to the club in a different capacity for what the club has given me (which is a lot and also my soulmate who I met there ). With my articles under my belt I also have the capability to help out with Curro Tennis finances until it possibly becomes a bigger part of my portfolio. I love sport and especially tennis and, together with my articles behind my name, I felt that at Caylix Sport I could make a positive impact and make a success of managing the Maties Tennis and Golf clubs for this year and lend a hand with Curro Tennis and Boland Tennis.

Where have you worked before Caylix Sport?
I did my 4 year audit articles at Bernard Shaw Ouditeure Inc. in Techo Park Stellenbosch while also studying B.Acc Honours through Unisa.

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Ian Pietersen

What do I like most about working at Caylix Sport?
The friendliness among the workers.

What is your role at Caylix Sport?
Every person’s role is important because if one person does not do his part then it puts more load on the others. For me my role is important because it’s my work to make sure that the people I drive around are on time at their destinations or picked up on time.

Why did you decide to work at Caylix Sport?
Le Roux and I worked together for Kainos Tennis and he asked me to come and work for him after Kainos finished.

Where have you worked before Caylix Sport?
I worked as bus driver for Kainos Tennis.

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Frankie Horne

What do I like most about working at Caylix Sport?
I have been a professional rugby player for the last 10 years, of which 9 years was at SA Rugby as a Springbok Sevens player. What I like most about Caylix Sport is the staff and people that work there. Love the culture and work ethic they have but also the opportunities that Caylix Sport has to offer.

What is your role at Caylix Sport?
My role is Head of the Sevens Rugby division. In addition I will also support in business development and using my network to identify opportunities for Caylix Sport in general, not only rugby specific.

Why was Caylix Sport an attractive option?
Caylix Sport was an attractive option due to myself and Le Roux (CEO) connecting and sharing the same passions for sport from the get-go and what happens on and off the field. Besides having a massive passion for Sevens and development in sport, but also working with like minded people puts the cherry on top.

Mario Penwarden

Where have you worked before Caylix Sport?
I’ve been working at KinetiX for the past 10 year already. I started off in private practice as a Child Kinesiologist for six years, specialising in early childhood development and remedial treatment for developmental and learning disabilities through senso- motoric exercise programmes.

What do you like most working at Caylix Sport?
It is awesome to be able to live out my passion for children and their development in an environment where I am surrounded by like-minded individuals.

How would you describe your role at Caylix Sport?
I drive the KinetiX program and am responsible for the development, implementation, training and management of the program within schools. I also have responsibility for marketing, development of marketing material, newsletters and information materials and continuously build relationships with schools and other role players in the industry.

Why was Caylix Sport an attractive option?
It is a young, enthusiastic, forward thinking and focussed business who, in their pursuit of results, are not scared to implement unconventional ideas. It is an “out-the-box”, “up-for-anything”, “bring on the challenge” type of company, ensuring that there is never a dull moment. This, as well as the opportunity to benefit from working with such an incredible team and their development driven outlook, made the choice to incorporate KinetiX as part of Caylix Sport an easy one.

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Zelda Louw

Where have you worked before Caylix Sport / What do you like most about working at Caylix Sport?
I worked at KDA for seven years and started my work relationship with Caylix Sport a year and a half ago. I love the interaction with everybody and the open door policy that is very important to me.

What is your role at Caylix Sport?
I do the best possible to accomplish that and ensure a positive outcome for our KinetiX program.

Why was Caylix Sport an attractive option?
When I started at Caylix Sport, I could associate myself with their vision for the benefit of children and education. I believe that when there is a common purpose in a working environment the company and employees grow together.