SRC Conducts National Youth Games and Paralympic Games Evaluation Workshop

THE Sports and Recreation Commission in conjunction with the Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture will end of this week conduct a 2017 Zimbabwe National Youth Games and Paralympic Games evaluation workshop as preparations for next year’s events begin in earnest.

The two day exercise, set to be held at Chaplin High School in Gweru, will have members of the local organising committee for the revised 2017 Games, Midlands provincial sport development committee, 2017 Games local organising committee, the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, the Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee as well as presidents and competition directors of the 22 Games sport code directors.

In a communiqué released yesterday, the country’s supreme sports body said also set to be in attendance will be general managers of the 10 geographical provincial teams, representatives of the seven virtual provincial teams of ZRP, ZNA, ZPCS, AFZ, tertiary, vocational and Agricultural institutions as well as the media.

“The two-day assembly is expected to deal with the review of the 2017 Paralympic Games held in Mashonaland Central, the ZNYG in Matabeleland North, consider and adopt the 2018 Midlands games’ hosting plan which include sport codes, venues, accommodation and financing plan. It is therefore important for all the stakeholders to attend and learn vital lessons which will be used to reconfigure t” said the Games’ project manager Martin Dururu.

The evaluation of the Games, said Dururu, will be preceded by a two-day workshop for the SRC and Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture as well as provincial officers. The workshop will cover aspects such as defining the complementary roles between the SRC and the Ministry regards organisation of the community sport and recreation programmes.

“Since the advent of the Community Sport and Recreation Development and Promotion programme, it has become necessary that the complementary roles be defined clearly so that the communities in which the officers operate are appraised as to how best to maximise on the expertise resident within both structures,” said Dururu.


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