13 December 2006

Southern Africa: SADC 1000 Coaches Expected Today

Harare — SOME of the SADC 1000 Worldwide Scholarship international coaches are expected to jet into the country today in preparation for the second edition of the games.

The games are going to be held at Prince Edward School in the capital with the selection process expected to kick off at 10am and more than 100 participants are scheduled to take part.

Last year's edition only focused on students in Zimbabwe but this year, the project has expanded as participants will come from the whole of the Sadc region.

Top coaches in disciplines that include hockey, athletics, tennis, golf and soccer among others will be gracing the occasion for the SADC 1000 Coaching Safari.

Among the coaches expected today will be Hermann Venske who is one of the leading sports coaches in South Africa.

Lynn Farquhar an assistant field hockey coach at Richmond University in the United States of America is also expected to take some of the coaches through the latest developments in the sport.

Also from USA would be Dave Giffard who is an assistant soccer coach at Aakron University.

The six-day sporting event is an opportunity for students to showcase their sporting talent to a number of coaches and scouts from universities in the United States.

This is expected to lead to scholarship opportunities for those youngsters who excel.

The coaching safari will also provide opportunities for local coaches to update their techniques and for the students to benefit from the coaching skills of widely experienced world class coaches.

Last year, 12 Zimbabwean students received full scholarships to study in the United States through Worldwide scholarships.

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