Dr Nd­abi ar­rives for SLIZ Sum­mer Camp

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ricky Zililo Se­nior Sports Reporter

THE KEY­NOTE speaker at the Sports Lead­ers In­sti­tute of Zim­babwe’s (SLIZ) Sum­mer Camp to be held this week at the Eastern High­lands re­sort of Nyanga, Dr Joyce Sisa Nd­abi of Tan­za­nia jets in to­day with organisers say­ing they are ready for the meet.

Nd­abi, from the Univer­sity of Dar es Salaam leads a cast of for­eign del­e­gates at­tend­ing the three-day con­fer­ence which starts on Fri­day.

He will make a pre­sen­ta­tion on phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and the girl child while Zam­bia’s Musunsa Sombwa will tackle sport eth­i­cal is­sues which in­clude age cheat­ing.

The sports man­age­ment camp, is a plat­form for ad­min­is­tra­tors to brain­storm and come up with so­lu­tions to chal­lenges faced in the de­vel­op­ment of ath­letes.

Par­tic­i­pants will also get an in­sight into the new Govern­ment pol­icy on phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and sport (PES) that is set to be rolled out in schools across the coun­try next year.

“The for­eign del­e­gates start ar­riv­ing on Wed­nes­day and among the first batch will be Tan­za­nia’s Dr Joyce Sisa Nd­abi who is our key­note speaker. There is also a group of Kenyans and Nige­ri­ans who are com­ing for the con­fer­ence who will ar­rive on Thurs­day.

“Of­fi­cials from the African Sports Man­age­ment Association (ASMA) are also com­ing to of­fi­ci­ate at the Sum­mer Camp.

“We are ready for the Sum­mer Camp in Nyanga which will be big­ger than the pre­vi­ous edi­tion we held in Kariba last year,” Rus­sell Mhiribidi, the SLIZ di­rec­tor.

Up to 267 peo­ple at­tended the Sliz sum­mer camp last year in Kariba, with 67 reg­is­ter­ing at the venue.

As of yes­ter­day, 220 peo­ple had reg­is­tered for the Sum­mer Camp, with Bu­l­awayo and Mid­lands Prov­inces hav­ing a com­bined 55.

“For the first time we have Bu­l­awayo be­ing among the first to reg­is­ter with 20 peo­ple pay­ing for the camp. Mid­lands have 35 peo­ple so far with 165 be­ing from other prov­inces.

“We are look­ing at hav­ing 400 peo­ple at­tend­ing the camp. Most of the par­tic­i­pants are from pri­mary and se­condary schools, ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions, govern­ment de­part­ments and sports as­so­ci­a­tions,” Mhiribidi said.

He said his or­gan­i­sa­tion’s goal is to com­ple­ment Govern­ment ef­forts of de­vel­op­ing sport by in­tro­duc­ing PES as an ex­am­inable sub­ject.

“PES is go­ing to be a game changer for sport in the coun­try and with the largest base of ath­letes in the coun­try be­ing in schools, there’s need to pre­pare and train the train­ers who in this case are teach­ers.

“Our tar­gets for the sum­mer camp are those in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor as well as sport­ing as­so­ci­a­tions be­cause they’re the key peo­ple in terms of sport de­vel­op­ment,” said Mhiribidi — @ZililoR.

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