ZOC hold ad­min course

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - El­lina Mh­langa Harare Bureau

IN a de­vel­op­ment that is ex­pected to equip team man­agers from var­i­ous na­tional sport as­so­ci­a­tions with the skills to carry out their du­ties, the Zim­babwe Olympic Com­mit­tee will this this week hold a three-day sports ad­min­is­tra­tion course in Harare.

The course, pen­cilled to start to­mor­row and end on Sun­day, will be held at the Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee’s head­quar­ters in Belvedere.

In a state­ment re­leased by ZOC yes­ter­day, the course is meant to help team man­agers un­der­stand their roles and what to ex­pect at var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions.

“This course is be­ing held for team man­agers from na­tional sport as­so­ci­a­tions. In its most re­cent in­ter­ac­tion with team man­agers for the Rio 2016 Games, ZOC noted spe­cific gap ar­eas that it now seeks to ad­dress through its in­ter­ven­tion.

“The pre­sen­ters of the course will ad­dress the man­agers whose re­spon­si­bil­ity is ul­ti­mately ath­lete wel­fare at an event, com­pe­ti­tion or games mis­sion. The fo­cus will be based on best prac­tice, ex­pe­ri­ence and ul­ti­mately im­part­ing knowl­edge to the man­agers as to how to han­dle team re­lated is­sues more ef­fec­tive,” read the state­ment.

The pre­sen­ters in­clude ZOC chief ex­ec­u­tive, Anna Mguni, and Ti­tus Zvo­muya, who was Team Zim­babwe’s chef de mis­sion at the Rio Olympic Games.

Mguni will make a pre­sen­ta­tion on the Olympic back­ground, a topic un­der which she will would talk about the Olympic val­ues and re­la­tion­ship between the Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, in­ter­na­tional fed­er­a­tions and na­tional fed­er­a­tions on the first day of the course.

The ZOC chief ex­ec­u­tive will make an­other pre­sen­ta­tion on the sec­ond day on man­age­ment of ac­tiv­i­ties, which cov­ers the plan­ning of a sport trip and or­gan­is­ing an event.

Zvo­muya will look at man­age­ment skills. He is ex­pected to cover is­sues to do with lead­er­ship, prob­lem solv­ing and man­ag­ing con­flicts.

Other top­ics in­clude gov­er­nance and key roles, de­vel­op­ing elite ath­letes – tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and an­ti­dop­ing as well as man­age­ment of re­sources.

Twenty-five par­tic­i­pants drawn from dif­fer­ent na­tional sport as­so­ci­a­tions are ex­pected to take part in the course.

Mean­while the Sports Com­mis­sion will also hold a sports ad­min­is­tra­tion course on Septem­ber 22 to 23 at their of­fices at the Na­tional Sports Sta­dium.

Act­ing provin­cial sports co-or­di­na­tor for Harare province, Per­cyledge Sa­mu­gadza, said some of the is­sues to be cov­ered by the course is the es­tab­lish­ment of func­tional struc­tures from the lower level by na­tional as­so­ci­a­tions.

“Ac­tu­ally the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion with most as­so­ci­a­tions is they have struc­tures at provin­cial level and na­tional level only.

“The drive is to have them go back to their as­so­ci­a­tions and cas­cade down their pro­grammes to ward level.

“The Min­is­ter of Sport, Makhosini Hlong­wane, high­lighted this and that we have to con­vene such cour­ses, so that we can ca­pac­i­tate the ad­min­is­tra­tors to try and push them to have struc­tures at the lower level where sport starts.

“Ba­si­cally, we are go­ing to do a fol­low-up on na­tional sport as­so­ci­a­tions to see whether they have put struc­tures at lower level,” Sa­mu­gadza said.

Sa­mu­gadza said they are also go­ing to look at na­tional pro­grammes such as the Na­tional Par­a­lympic Games, Na­tional Youth Games and the Youth Ed­u­ca­tion through Sport pro­gramme that are run by the Sports Com­mis­sion.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the course is un­der­way with par­tic­i­pants ex­pected to pay $40 and this cov­ers lunch (for the two days), sta­tionery and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

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