Sascoc backs sports coaches

2010-11-26 09:53

Top administrators of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) believe that the nation’s sports coaches are on the right track.

The Olympic governing body hosted a three-day coaching conference in Boksburg for 277 delegates, and Sascoc’s bosses praised the success of the event today.

The conference focused on high-performance coaching, as well as the build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and an eight-year plan was initiated to develop coaching in the country.

Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy endorsed the conference.

“It was a truly inspiring weekend and one that gave coaches in the country hope and lots to look forward to,” Reddy said.

“I’m convinced that the road we’ve embarked on to develop coaching skills in the country and also develop coaching as a profession will contribute to us being a consistently successful and winning nation.”

Sascoc president Gideon Sam also gave the conference two thumbs up.

“It was such an uplifting event,” he said. “I got the impression that the overwhelming spirit was one of: ‘Let’s do it for the sake of our South African athletes.’ I really loved the spirit shown by all concerned.”

Professor Patrick Duffy, one of the international speakers who addressed the conference, said it was an important landmark in developing a new direction for coaching in South Africa.

“It is very clear that there is a huge interest, commitment and talent in sports coaching in South Africa,” Duffy said.

“The work at the conference has laid the foundation for a long-term plan that will benefit children, players, athletes and their coaches in all sporting codes across the length and breadth of the nation.”

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