Sports director transforms LMS

HARARE - Louis Mountbatten School (LMS) sports director Remember Karanda believes he is on the right path to transform the fortunes of the Harare primary school on the sporting field.

Karanda, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Sports Science and Management at Bindura University Science Education (BUSE), which he reckons will help him grow the schools extra curriculum activities.

Already, under his stewardship the school has managed to revive swimming which had been shelved for over a decade.

He also spearheaded the construction of a multipurpose court that caters for various sporting disciplines.

In addition to that, LMS has also been able to see four of the sports teams occupy the top three positions in national competitions.

Their basketball team in particular was able to win six medals at the National Association of Primary School Heads competition this year.

“The results came about as a result of a three-year programme that I sought to undertake and complete. I was teaching, coaching and doing administration work for the department during my studies,” Karanda, who is a member of Sports Leaders Institute of Zimbabwe, told the Daily News.

Sports Leaders Institute of Zimbabwe seeks to develop sports in the country from physical education teachers, sports directors, and heads of schools, coaches and team managers.

“It was because of continuous learning during the degree programme that I was able to impart all this knowledge and expertise for the betterment of the school as well.

“Although I am still miles away from getting satisfied, the school still needs more accolades and more athletes representing the district, province and even the country.

“All these achievements would, however, not have been realised if it wasn’t for the team work with the other members of staff, administration, the SDC executives and parents for supporting their children but most importantly the children for the willingness to partake in sporting activities.”

In the last two years, LMS managed to get four athletes representing them at national level in basketball and athletics.

These are sprinters Tiara Phiri (Grade 6) and Faith Bakasa (Grade 7) together with basketball players Timukudzei Zizhou (Grade 6) and Ashley Karanda (Grade 7).

“When I was a student teacher between 2002 and 2004, I was the first to lead the Harare basketball team to the national championships in Gweru but I came to understand that experience pays but experience only without knowledge is dead,” Karanda said.

“This is the reason I chose to enrol for the Sports Science Degree. I have managed to grow in sports ethics through the Olympic values that include respect for the opposition, spirit of excellence and the implantation of fair play.

“We are looking forward to getting more athletes representing the school at a higher level and as part of my post studies journey I would like to help look for sponsorship for the athletes in general and the school at large.”

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