NAAZ trains trainers

The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) will next week hold a five-day course for athletics coaches, umpires and administrators in Harare.

IAAF instructor - Nhoro
IAAF instructor – Nhoro

The level one technical officials’ course aims to update their knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the sport and will draw 25 participants from all provinces. It will be conducted by the International Association of Athletics Federations instructor, Enias Nhoro, who is also NAAZ Vice President responsible for development.

“We have decided to conduct the course in Harare. It is less expensive to conduct workshops locally than to send the participants outside the country for further training,” said Nhoro. The workshop is part of preparations for this year’s Zone Six Championship games, where the athletics association expected to have highly-qualified officials.

Members of the National Association of Primary School Heads and National Association of Secondary School Heads were also expected to take part in the course, to learn about the technical side of running athletics.

This training will bring to 90 the number of internationally-qualified Zimbabwean officials to have undergone similar training that enables them to officiate in international track and field events anywhere in the world.

Zimbabwe hosts the 2014 Zone Six youth games and will need many qualified coaches and officials. NAAZ, who have for long cried out for more courses for coaches, umpires and technical officials, are funding the programme with assistance from the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee.

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