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IWF Development Program for Coaches in South Africa

A course for coaches started yesterday, the 29th of August 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa in the framework of the IWF Development Program. The course will last 8 days from the 29th of August until the 5th of September 2010. We expect the course to be a great success and we are proud to support the organizers in their work!

Several topics are about to be discussed relating to Technical Rules, Nutrition and Anti-Doping issues. Weightlifting related lectures will be held by experienced and recognized experts such as Mr. Aveenash Pandoo, the National Coach of SAWF and recently appointed Director of Development of Africa by the WFA.

8 countries are about to attend the IWF Development Program for Coaches: Seychelles, South Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Mauritius, Swaziland, Uganda and Tanzania.

An established online connection through Skype enabled a video conference between IWF Offices and Cape Town, where the course is currently underway.

Participants were excited and surprised to talk to the President of IWF Dr. Tamás Aján, who personally wanted to greet attendants, members and contributors. Much evolutionary changes have been made, and this course is a major step forward in development of Weightlifting sport in South Africa.  

Dr. Tamás Aján encourages National Federations, and coaches for further progress, and noticed with great contentment the high number of participants.