May 20, 2024 | News

36 sports administrators in Mchinji have completed a six-day sports administration course that took place from Monday, May 13th to Saturday, May 18th, 2024 at the District Commissioner’s chamber.

The course, organized by the Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) regional office center, aimed to enhance the capacity of sports administrators in strategic planning, financial management, resource mobilization, sports facilities management, and transformational leadership. It also focused on understanding the roles of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Malawi National Council of Sports, and Sports Associations.

Speaking after the graduation, Adeline Kambadekha, one of the participants and the Netball Association of Malawi General Secretary for the Mchinji district committee, stated that the training was eye-opening and equipped her with knowledge in Sports Administration.

“The training was crucial because it provided us with insight on how to effectively handle various issues at the district level. We have gained a lot of knowledge that will greatly assist us in administering sports in the district,” explained Kambadekha.

In his remarks, Macmillan Mwale, the Ministry of Youth and Sports spokesperson and one of the facilitators, emphasized the importance of the sports administration course in assisting sports administrators in Mchinji.

“We conducted this course to upgrade the sports administrators in Mchinji because sports administration is key to the development of sports in Malawi. We believe that the knowledge we have shared will greatly improve sports administration in the district,” explained Mwale.

The Malawi National Council of Sports has initiated these trainings through its Regional Sports and Recreation Development Officers to equip sports administrators in all regions of the country with skills and knowledge in managing finances, strategic planning, and writing effective proposals for corporate support.

The MNCS believes that with better strategic planning and resource management, sports in the country can develop and thrive.

The participants in the course come from different sports associations in the district and the Malawi Schools Sports Association. Officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports facilitated the training.