Sports24seven doesn’t just sell equipment. We gear up your game.

A company started by a sports enthusiast and player for the sports enthusiast and player. It’s our aim to ensure that the correct gear is used by the individual.

Blessings Makina

Blessings Makina

Chief Technical Officer
Tyrone Barnard

Tyrone Barnard

Head of socialising
Rosie Makhetsi

Rosie Makhetsi

Office organiser Leader
Jarred Barnard

Jarred Barnard

Head of Number Alignment
Craig Sander

Craig Sander

Chief of What-you-ma-call-it

Founded by Craig Sander in 2011, inspired by a dream of a sports equipment specialist that can improve lifestyles.

Once upon a time there was a man who loved playing sports. Many sports. Soccer, rugby, baseball, athletics, cricket, (field) hockey, squash, swimming, water polo and tennis. After being frustrated by the poor service and lack of knowledge from large retail stores he had more questions than answers as to what was the correct equipment for him and why.

So the journey began for this man. A journey to discover that sports players depend on their apparatus. With the correct tools this can improve your game, success, confidence, pleasure and health. He researched and planned to provide a service that sells the correct equipment to players. The first store, tennis, was launched and shortly after squash followed creating a family of online sports stores under the name of Sports24seven.

All Things Jabu is a proudly South African blog dedicated to all things sport.

From its humble beginnings in 2010, ATJ has become a household name and is now proud to call Sports 24 Seven home.

Tyron “Jabu” Barnard (@TyronBarnard)
Jabu, the founder of All Things Jabu, is also the site editor and main writer. Jabu’s spend his daytime being a Senior Manager at KPMG’s Learning and Development department, before putting on his blogger cap. Through his adventures as a blogger, Jabu had work published in Sports Illustrated, The South African, Unogwaja, Deelish Life ‘n Style, Student Brands Magazine, Nigerian Newsline, Run Ride Dive and Yes! Magazine. Jabu has also appeared on 702 Sports Talk, Maties FM, Old Mutual Live, African Talk and SABC News, while also being a regular analyst for ETV Sunrise.

Jabu wears red socks on Fridays and sometimes on other days too. He also has adopted a cheetah named #Heathcliffe at the De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary in Hartebeesport.