West Province will host the prestigious national Level 1 boxing coaching workshop from June 1–3, organized by the Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board.
The coaching workshop to be held at Chinhoyi Caves seeks to improve the development of the sport. The combat sport is set to improve in the country as the board is working towards the goal of developing the sport, capacitating the coaches, and promoting sport tourism.
“The aim is to improve the development of boxing in Zimbabwe through capacitating boxing coaches with modern skills,” said the BWCB Provincial Cordinator, Kefasi Chisango.
The workshop, which is a national-level workshop, is going to be facilitated by a renowned top South African boxing trainer, Manny Fernandes, who has produced many world boxing champions from South Africa and regional champions.
Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board
Chisango highlighted that the training workshop will be a national qualification that will achieve objectives such as the development of boxing and also teach coaches the science of boxing coaching and techniques.
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“The coaches training workshop, which is a national qualification, seeks to achieve the following objectives: enhancement of the technical and tactical capacities of coaches; providing participants with coaching fundamentals and skills; teaching coaches the science of boxing coaching; providing a platform for boxing coaches to network; and discussing the development of boxing in Zimbabwe.
We are also encouraging women to register and come to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity being presented by BWCB,” said Chisango.
This initiative will also promote sport tourism in Mashonaland West, starting from the venue where the workshop is going to be held, which is a place of tourist attraction housing a lion park, the caves, and a 2-star hotel, en route to Kariba.
The BWCB provincial coordinator said they picked Chinhoyi Caves by design as it is favorable and promotes domestic tourism, as some coaches will be seeing the tourist post for the first time and spreading the word all over.
The decision was driven by the desire to market West Coast tourism destinations and promote sports tourism.
He added that the preparations were progressing well, and they have been receiving good feedback from across all the provinces.
However, we are still urging prospective participants to continue registering and not miss out on this prestigious workshop.
This is also a chance to restart domestic boxing, as the sport has survived a stillbirth due to a lack of funding and qualified coaches.
The clinical workshop is seen as a golden opportunity to resuscitate the sport in the small town of Chinhoyi.
One sport enthusiast said the NWB should invest more in gear and equipment for clinical trainings as the sport must be developed from the grassroots.
Besides the sports being lucrative, it is entertaining in general, and the locals are amused by the rumors of its resuscitation in the gadzema hall.