A TRAINING course in sports administration arranged by the Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) sport administrators was well received at the Dimso Guest House in King William’s Town last weekend.
A group of 15 sports administrators- in-training from as far afield as Butterworth, Peddie, Alice, Fort Beaufort, Mdantsane, Tsholomqa, Breidbach and Dimbaza attended the three-day course, which kicked off on Friday afternoon.
“We as the province initiated the course, which was aimed at assisting the two districts who were requesting our support and I am over the moon after seeing the enthusiasm, the hunger and commitment from the students during the classes,” DSRAC training official Lutholwethu Solwandle said.
“It was just a pity I could not stay for the entire duration of the course due to the Africa Day Marathon in East London and the Aloes netball team which I had to accompany to Cape Town.”
Fort Hare University-registered biokineticist and personal trainer, Lungelwa Ndaba, was the facilitator at the seminar and was praised by students for the way in which he presented the course.
The students were taught how to increase their understanding of sport and recreation to help them develop their skills in the field of sport and recreation leadership at club level.
Ideas and experience were shared among students, who were given various tasks and activities.
It was evident that the students enjoyed the course and were happy with the opportunity offered to them by the department.
Mdantsane-based Difference Hange is a former Amathole District Sport Council executive member and commended the department and the facilitator on a job well done.
“The course was wonderful. I was impressed with the facilitator.
“I thought I knew all about sport but was surprised to have learnt so much important information during the course,” Hange said.
Breidbach resident and King William’s Town Sport Council acting President Desmond Coetzee said: “The valuable information gained will definitely be shared with my community, the sport clubs and the youth.
“A big thank you to DSRAC for giving me the opportunity, the facilitator for his professionalism from the onset and to all the students for making the course a success with their presence.
“They are enthusiastic about mobilising the development and promotion of sport within their communities.”
Dimbaza student and former Jomo Cosmos player Sithembile Mdunyelwa echoed Coetzee’s sentiments.