Supergroup-owned Betway South Africa’s tireless efforts to help develop community sport take an exciting and unique direction this month.
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The sports betting and entertainment brand is gearing up to host its first-ever sports medicine workshop, in partnership with the local Safa Soweto Football Association. Scheduled to take place at the Zodwa Khoza Foundation Skills Development Center in Diepkloof, Soweto, from February 22-24, the uniquely designed program will be overseen by Sascoc’s highly experienced Chief Medical Officer, Dr Phathokuhle Zondi.
The program comes on the heels of a very successful roll out of the #BetwayCares Skills Hub program last year which saw a number of community sports leaders being accredited in various areas of coaching, officiating and coaching. sports administration.
Speaking ahead of the start of the workshop, Betway South Africa Marketing Manager David Rachidi said: “We are proud to have launched a very successful edition of the #BetwayCares Skills Hub in 2021, which offered aspiring coaches, referees and administrators a platform to deepen their knowledge and skills.
“While coaching, officiating and administration courses remain a critical need across the country, we also took note of the crucial role sports medicine would play in adding to the existing knowledge that community sports leaders possess.
“The role of sports science and medicine in the modern game continues to grow. As an innovative and caring brand, we believe in bringing this knowledge to our communities as early as possible, which is essential at all levels of sport,” he said.
Topics expected to be covered by Zondi and other experts during the three-day workshop include cardiac arrest, doping, nutrition, injury prevention, traditional medicine in sport as well as others. critical issues related to the field.
An essential part of this workshop are the practical sessions where coaches will be honed in essential techniques including CPR, injury prevention drills, as well as basic first aid and injury management.
Soweto LFA Chairman Phil Mogodi said, “The association is honored to partner with Betway, who have demonstrated their passion and commitment by helping to grow the sport in communities.
Having such a workshop will certainly add value to the development of football in our region, as coaches will now approach their roles with the added benefit of understanding the basics of sports medicine.
More details on the #BetwayCares Skills Hub Sports Medicine workshop will be available in due course.
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