ZWF in recruitment drive

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Wrestling Federation (ZWF) is set to introduce the sport at colleges around the country in order to lure fighters in the grassroots.

ZWF secretary general Tapiwa Masinire said the move is in line with the United World Wrestling (UWW) obligation to promote Under-23 wrestlers.

“We are busy introducing wrestling to colleges, so I’m scheduled to go to Moonright College to introduce the sport so that we will have tournaments being held within the nation starting at colleges,” Masinire said.

“We are also scheduled to hold a technical coaches clinic in Chitungwiza and the purpose of doing that is to fulfil the obligation given to us by UWW to promote Under-23 wrestlers and we were given an opportunity to send senior wrestlers to World Championships to be hosted in France next year so that’s the preparation we are into right now.”

Masinire lamented the high cost of wrestling equipment which is curtailing the sport’s growth.

“Wrestling equipment costs a lot of money to import into the country; the equipment we are using was donated when Zimbabwe hosted 1995 All Africa games,” he said.

“So we are looking forward to engaging companies in Zimbabwe which can manufacture such type of nets but at a cheaper price.”

ZWF is also looking forward to constructing a small wrestling palace in order to have a place where wrestlers can meet regularly to train and sharpen their skills.

There are 15 different types of wrestling to be promoted and three of them being Olympic sports and these are the freestyle, Greek Roman and female wrestling.

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