All set for sports convention

Preparations are on course for the third edition of the National Sports Convention, slated for July 15-17 this year.

John Bales, President of the International Council for Coaching Excellence
John Bales, President of the International Council for Coaching Excellence

After success of the first edition held in Bulawayo on 2012, and the second one in Harare the following year, organisers announced early this week that preparations were on schedule.

The event will once again enjoy the support of traditional organisations like the Sport and Recreation Commission, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee. A new partner has also been found in Bindura University of Science Education’s National Sports Academy, which is NSC’s 2014 Exclusive Education partner.

The University was mandated by the government to establish the National Sports Academy – launched in July 2008. The academy is a converging centre for sporting activities, hosting national and international events and thus becoming an instrument for sports development and marketing the country.

It also serves as a centre of excellence for applied sports research and development and strives to develop young athletes and help students to develop leadership skills.

“There is no doubt that the NSC is now a major feature on the Zimbabwe Sport calendar, contributing significantly to the development of Sport, Arts and Culture,” said the organisers.

“It is a unique exchange platform that brings together African and International sports experts to share their vision and experience for three days in order to better understand and address the challenges faced by the sports industry.”

A number of renowned speakers have been lined up for the event, including Wilfred Lemke, special advisor to the United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, on sport development and peace.

John Bales, President of the International Council for Coaching Excellence, a non-governmental organisation that promotes coaching as an internationally-accepted profession and enhances the quality of coaching at every level of sport will also speak.

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