Namibian Sport Administrators Complete Course

ELEVEN sports administrators from around Namibia have successfully completed an Aanced Sports Management Course which was offered by the Namibian National Olympic Committee (NNOC) in conjunction with Olympic Solidarity.

The aim of the course was to provide a unique opportunity for Olympic Sport organizations, national federations, and organizations responsible for the development of Olympic sports in Namibia to acquire and develop sport administrative skills. It was directed by Namibian sport icon Quinton Steele-Botes.

The curriculum consisted of six sessions that were spread out over the duration of one year. Topics covered were organising an Olympic sport organisation, managing strategically, managing human resources, managing finances as well as managing, marketing and organising a major sport event.

At the end, the students had to prepare two written case studies on topics of their choice. They also had to prepare a power point case study on each of the modules and present it orally.

Over the weekend of 4 and 5 April 2014, they had to present their final powerpoint case study on all the modules plus identifying problems and implementing solutions in their respective federations.

“I am happy to say that all eleven students passed and will receive their diplomas at the graduation ceremony on 9 May at Arebbusch lodge”, Botes said.

Botes was assisted in the course presentation by Namibia’s MEMOS (Masters in Sports Organisation Management) graduates, Ndeuli Hamutumwa and Heiko Diehl.

Botes also took the opportunity to announce that the NNOC will host two sports leadership courses later this year. The next Aanced Management Course is scheduled for the second half of 2014.

The graduates were as follows:

Emsie Esterhuizen, Michael Hamukwaya, Bethold Karumendu, Riaan Lampbrecht, Hendrik Mapele, Rusten Mogane, Andrew Masongo, Joel Mathews, Stay-C Namases, Hella Rust and Alna Similo.

Source : The Namibian