43 teachers attend IAAF accredited course

30 January 2019 | Sports

The Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU), in collaboration with Athletics Namibia (AN), conducted a national technical officiating (NTO) course for Oshana athletics officials.

A group of 43 teachers participated in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) accredited course to obtain a level 1 officiating certificate.

The course was aimed at upgrading the knowledge of national technical officials officiating at athletics competitions, as part of the AN development programme.

NSSU vice-president Remigius Iyambo said they are satisfied with the number of participants who attended the course, saying they came from the schools surrounding Oshakati.

He said the training was conducted from 22 to 25 January and teachers attended after classes.

“This training came at a difficult time of the year, when many teachers are still settling into their work. We did not wanted to interrupt teaching and therefore we were conducting the training after lessons. Getting 43 participants is a blessing for us,” Iyambo said.

“The objective of the level 1 course was to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at national level competitions and at international competitions held within the country.”

The training came at the time when regions are busy with school athletics competitions, with sub-national games planned to take place on 2 March at Oshakati, Swakopmund, Windhoek and Rundu.

Bethold Karumendu, who is the regional sport officer stationed at Omaruru and an IAAF technical officials' education and certification system (TOECS) national technical official, conducted the workshop.

Iyambo said the participants who successfully completed the course received an IAAF level 1 officiating certificate, while those whose examination marks met required standard are eligible to attend a level 2 course.

“These people were being trained to become national technical officials and get certified by the world athletic governing body. We will be using these people for the national games and in the regions as well.

“The most important thing is that we sometimes host competitions such as Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa (Cossasa) games, so we will use these officials to officiate and they will help a lot,” said Iyambo.

He added the training will be expanded to other regions as well.

ILENI NANDJATO

Similar News

 

Dire need for facilities

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Sports

There is a lack of proper sporting facilities in Kavango West, a situation which negatively affects thousands of young people who have an interest in...

Traditional sport continues at Onamatanga

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Sports

Despite the drought, farmers made their horses available to participate in the annual Onamatanga traditional sporting event.The event grooms the younger generation in horse racing...

Karate is not a brutal sport

1 month - 29 May 2019 | Sports

A Rundu-based karate teacher says karate is not a sport that teaches one to fight better in the streets but one that instils discipline and...

Kavango volleyball in need of support

1 month - 29 May 2019 | Sports

The lack of sports infrastructure and support for the development of volleyball in the two Kavango regions is depriving some talented players of the opportunity...

Let’s do more for young players

2 months ago - 24 April 2019 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIDespite losing out on the title in The Namibian Newspaper Cup, team Otjozondjupa Region, coached by Robba Gurirab, have walked away with a lot...

Young Chiefs eye NPL return

5 months ago - 30 January 2019 | Sports

Former Namibia Premier League (NPL) side Young Chiefs are hard at work despite a delay in the start of the first division.They are also hoping...

Discipline key at Rundu Warriors

7 months ago - 28 November 2018 | Sports

Rundu Warriors, a social football team based at Rundu, is focused on grooming players from the community to be responsible and disciplined at all times.Established...

Federation needs boxing ring

8 months ago - 31 October 2018 | Sports

The Ohangwena Region Boxing Federation urgently needs a boxing ring, which they say will make it easier for them to host tournaments and develop boxers...

Corporate volleyball is getting better

8 months ago - 31 October 2018 | Sports

The Far North Volleyball Association (FNVA) is pleased with the level of volleyball played by corporate companies in the northern regions.Talking to Ewi lyaNooli, Festus...

Onamatanga sport event around the corner

1 year - 27 June 2018 | Sports

The organisers of the annual Onamatanga traditional sport event are looking for corporate sponsors to join Kambwa Trading and auditor-general Junias Etuna Kandjeke in hosting...

Latest News

Face-to-face with poverty

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

A family of four from Shiwandamo village in the Rundu Rural constituency is living in abject poverty, a situation that has been exacerbated by the...

Ex-Cuba students plan social gathering

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

Namibians who studied in Cuba during the liberation struggle will hold a social gathering at Grootfontein on 13 July.The gathering is aimed at generating funds...

Carving a living

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

A 44-year-old man, who has been a wood-carver for most of his life, says this is the only way he can take care of his...

A neglected region

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

Kavango West is faced with many challenges, including planned capital projects not materialising and others being abandoned by contractors that are not held accountable.Kavango West...

Taya lumbu moluhepo olunene

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

Ewi lyaNooli olya tsakanene naThadeus Sinonge (48) opamwe nomukulukadhi gwe Lucia Kampanza mboka yahokolola nkene taya mono iihuna kehe esiku omolwa oluhepo ndoka taya lumbu...

Library Day celebrated

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

The Oshana regional library celebrated Library Day 2019 recently at Eluwa Special School in Ongwediva, with the aim of also celebrating the Day of the...

Shaping the future

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Local News

A kindergarten has finally been established in the Omundaungilo San community, which offers pre-primary education.According to kindergarten teacher Ester Nghitotelwa, the school started last year...

Dire need for facilities

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Sports

There is a lack of proper sporting facilities in Kavango West, a situation which negatively affects thousands of young people who have an interest in...

Traditional sport continues at Onamatanga

3 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Sports

Despite the drought, farmers made their horses available to participate in the annual Onamatanga traditional sporting event.The event grooms the younger generation in horse racing...

Load More