SRC congratulates Kirsty Coventry

HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Comission (SRC) yesterday congratulated Kirsty Coventry on her appointment as the chairperson of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission last month.

In a statement the SRC said : “The Sports and Recreation Commission Board Management and Staff would like to heartily congratulate Kirsty Coventry on her election into the IOC Executive Board.

“This is a demonstration of confidence in her leadership which she had demonstrated beyond the field of play which she has also excelled beyond doubt as the most decorated African Olympian.

“Her election into the IOC executive board is not only important to her as an individual but it has also set our beautiful nation on a higher footing than other nations. It is in this regard that as the SRC we would want to also implore other sport administrators to emulate Kirsty’s exploits by scaling to higher levels of sport administration.

“It is only through such election into influential sport bodies would we be able to influence decisions at a global level. We can only improve our situation if we are represented at the right level as our people will also be able to influence certain decisions.”

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and International Cricket Council (ICC) are embarking on a project which is targeting young aspiring Cricketers aged below 13 years of both sexes.

The project is being conducted by Zimbabwe Cricket Development Coaches and various social development partners such as Plan Zimbabwe, Child Line, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, Keepers Alert, Tambai Zimbabwe among others.

Apart from the players receiving coaching sessions from the ZC development coaches, they are also going to receive coaching from the participating countries in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.

SRC said: “The programme will be sustained beyond the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and we hope the programme will be continued and expanded to other provinces.

“The future can only be brighter, because we will be having a solid and unshakeable foundation. It is also our hope that the schools that were selected in Bulawayo Harare and Midlands will continue playing cricket.”


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