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IWF Coaching Course in Uganda

Weightlifting Federation of Uganda organized a Coaching Course in Kampala, 1-5 October 2017, thanks to their application within the framework of the IWF Development Program submitted at the beginning of the year.

Lectures were given by Milan Mihajlovic, IWF Technical Committee Member with the assistance of more than 15 participants.

The organization was at a very high level, while all conditions were above standard to enable the participants to get the best out of the knowledge given by the course.

William Frederick Blick, President of Uganda Olympic Committee and Salim Musoke, President of Uganda Weightlifting Federation opened the Course at the Grand Imperial Hotel.

Media representatives from Uganda present during the theoretical and practical lessons as well.

The last day included round table discussions where the National Weightlifting Coach of Uganda and the Course director discussed with the participants how to develop weightlifting in the country. Many ideas were presented and a significant highlight was put on the construction of a national training center paired with a continuous education of trainers.

Besides the organization of the course, the Uganda Weightlifting Federation management put tremendous efforts into the preparation of the African Championships. They showed extraordinary organizational abilities and invested a lot of efforts in the success of both events.

Source: Milan V. Mihajlovic, IWF TC member