Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

2 January 2013

Tanzania: AT Plans to Train More Coaches

AS we usher in the New Year 2013, the Athletics Tanzania (AT) is geared towards having in place a good number of coaches, who will pass proper skills to athletes from the grassroots level.

Secretary General of AT, Suleiman Nyambui told the 'Daily News' that in order to make it work, they are planning to conduct a number of course for primary and secondary schools teachers and impart them with proper knowledge.

He said should the country have a good number of physical education teachers with proper technical skills to pass it over to the pupils and students, chance s are that the standards will go up. "We do not have athletes but it is the schools which groom them, this is why we have decided to focus our attention to physical education teachers.

We believe if they give the athletes the quality skills, it will help turn around the country fortunes in the sport," said Nyambui. Nyambui said they have listed Korogwe, Iringa and Dodoma teachers colleges as starting point where they will train the physical education personnel with focus to other parts of the country in the near future.

He said they have also decided to focus on the primary and secondary school because at least they have grounds in which pupils and student will train. "The biggest challenge is to ensure that schools have the needed facilities and sports gear,".

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