Defence services in sports tourney

The minister of Defence Davies Chama, Tuesday 13 June 2017 officiated at the 41 st Zambia National Defence Force Day held at the OYDC whose theme is “Promoting Peace, Unity and Health through Sports”.

The minister applauded the organisers of the event adding that the event should enhance friendship and foster understanding among the defence services.

Football, Netball, Basketball and volleyball are some of the sports disciplines which were played.

FREE EYE CHECKS AT OYDC

Eye Screening at the OYDC
Photo Noah Silomba | OYDC

The Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) is calling on athletes and members of the public to participate in the forthcoming free eye medical care services and provision of eye glasses scheduled from the 12th to the 18th of March, 2017.

The OYDC has partnered with “One Sight” to offer free eye clinic services to athletes and members of the community and is targeting 3,000 people to be served.

OYDC Health and Education Officer Lyson Zulu, says that there will be a free eye checks to be conducted at the OYDC on the 3rd and 4th of March 2017 where screening and registration will be done from 09:00 to 15:00 hours.

Zulu, has disclosed that those who will be found with sight problems will be given free medical advice and in some cases will be given free health glasses aimed at improving their sight. He further added that even those with genuine and valid prescriptions from eye clinics will be given the glasses.

Since inception in 2010, athletes have been receiving trainings in Olympic Values, HIV/AIDS and most importantly free health checks which include Dentals, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat checks.
Come and get your eyes screened. Do not miss this great opportunity!

UNZA students tour OYDC facilities

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img_4001Students from the University of Zambia (UNZA) under the school of medicine Thursday morning toured the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) facilities.

The students were accompanied by their school lecturers and were welcomed by OYDC administration and facility manager Mayamba Sitali.

The students also took the time to swim in the ’90 days legacy swimming’.

Evelyn Hone collage physiotherapy students familiarize with sports injuries


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img_7329 img_7335 img_7337Students from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka studying physiotherapy have been coming to Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) to familiarize themselves with the art of treatment.

The students are examining athletes at the Centre who play different sports.

Natalie Chilengwe, is one of the students and says the opportunity given by OYDC management has been helpful to their studies.

She says through the OYDC they have learned how to care for sports personnel.

Meanwhile, Hakman Maisa who is also a student says his team has interacted with a number of athletes who have inspired many and disclosed that it is gratifying to be at the OYDC.

OYDC Health and Education officer Lyson Zulu, welcomed the students and has been giving them guidance.

TEULINGS YOUTH LEAGUE GETS MORE SUPPORT

img_0046Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere, was pleased to learn that the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge has continued to engage more athletes in the country to compete in five different sports disciplines at grassroots level.

In a speech read on his behalf by Agness Musunga, Permanent Secretary in the ministry during the just ended 6th Teulings Youth Sport Challenge Grand Finale held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), Mawere said through the Teulings league, over 2,000 talented athletes have participated in both local and regional Games.

Mawere, said the OYDC is fertile soil for developing athletes who will continue to represent the country at Olympic Games by minting medals.

He added that government is committed to investing more in sport through different leagues such as the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge which is usually hosted the OYDC adding that it is yielding positive results.

And Hans Bertels, a representative of Coen Teulings, the Chief Executive of the Merifin Capital in Belgium announced that the sponsorship of the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will continue for the next two years.

Bertels, expressed happiness that the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge produced hockey teams which represented Zambia at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

img_0086Meanwhile, OYDC Director Clement Chileshe, said the Centre will ensure that young athletes continue to enjoy the multi sports facilities to discover and develop their talents.

He disclosed that a total of US$130,000 was contributed annually by Coen Teulings adding that the money was used on hosting of competitions, transportation of athletes, health checks, purchasing of training equipment’s and feeding of athletes during league Games.

Chileshe, said it’s an honor that the sponsorship of the Teulings league has been extended saying that more athletes will be engaged.

And Loveness Mudenda, an Olympian at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics in hockey thanked Teulings and OYDC management for the league Games and educational services which she said have helped many youth.

The Teulings Youth Sport Challenge is an annual event at which top teams and individual athletes compete in the finals after participating in the season’s Youth leagues in Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Football and Tennis, sponsored by Coen Teulings Chief Executive of Merifin Capital in Belgium.

 

20161015_122005The Teulings project has helped positively change people’s lives and hugely contributed to the formation of youth leagues that have given a lot of youth the opportunity to participate in organised and competitive sport.

 

Outstanding athletes and coaches were rewarded with trophies and medals. Some of the winners were:

U15 Boys Basketball

Bulldogs

U15 Girls Basketball

Breathe of Heaven

U13 Boys Basketball

Matero Magic

U15 Boys football

Red Lions

U15 Girls football

Copper Bullets

U14 Boys Hockey

Leopard’s hockey team

U14 Girls hockey

Queens Hockey team

U15 Boys Volleyball

Makeni Volleyball team

U15 Girls volleyball

Munali Volleyball team

U15 Boys Tennis

Maxwell Nkhata

U15 Girls Tennis

Queen Sakala

TEULINGS YOUTH LEAGUE GETS MORE SUPPORT

20161015_121902 20161015_122005 img_0046 img_0053 img_0086 img_0102 img_0103Hundreds of athletes thronged the OYDC on Saturday 15 October, 2016 to witness the crowning of champions of the just ended sixth Teulings Youth Sport Challenge “Grand Finale”.
Athletes representing different teams were competing in the five sports disciplines Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Football and Hockey sponsored by Coen Teulings Chief Executive of the Merifin Capital in Belgium.
The permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development Agnes Musunga, was the guest of honor and applauded Teulings stating that the youth league has helped produce athletes who are now participating in local and international Games.
And OYDC Director Clement Chileshe, in his remarks disclosed that the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge has in the last six years recorded positive results adding that the Centre has continued to train and develop athletes during league Games.
He thanked Coen Teulings for the sponsorship of the league Games.
Meanwhile, Hans Bertels, who represented Coen Teulings, pledged to continue supporting the league for another two years.
Bertels, disclosed that he was impressed to note that the Teulings Youth Sport Challenge is yielding positive results hence the need to support the league.
 

2016 Samsung Youth Sport Challenge Grand Finale underway

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img_8250The 2016 Samsung Youth Sport Challenge “Grand Finale” currently happening at the Olympic Youth Development Centre.

Over 1000 athletes will witness the crowning of champions who will walk away with trophies and medals.

The athletes are competing in five sport codes: Boxing, Taekwondo, Handball, Table Tennis and Badminton.

OYDC HOSTS SAMSUNG YOUTH SPORT CHALLENGE “GRAND FINALE”

Over 1000 athletes will on Saturday 8th October, 2016 witness the crowning of champions of the 2016 Samsung Youth Sport Challenge “Grand Finale”.

The youth Sport Challenge which has been running at the OYDC for a period of five years with the support of Samsung is aimed at identifying and developing underprivileged talented athletes representing school teams, and community clubs who access the multi-sport facilities.

The grand finale which is expected to be graced by the Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development will be preceded with Games by teams that will be competing for the first and second positions in five different sport respectively.

The athletes will be competing in five sport codes: Boxing, Taekwondo, Handball, Table Tennis and Badminton.

Teams, coaches and athletes that will be outstanding will be awarded with trophies and medals to be presented by the Minister.

The Samsung Youth Sport Challenge has in the last five years seen athletes who train and compete from the Mult-sport facility being selected to play in the national teams and different local sport clubs.

OYDC Programmes Manager Johnny Zimba, says the preparations for the grand finale are progressing well stating that sport fanatics should come to the OYDC and be entertained with the scheduled Games.

Zimba, says the Centre, is thankful that with the support from Samsung the competition since inception it has continued to produce athletes who are now being appreciated by sports pundits in the Country.

He added that the grand finale will mark the end of the 2016 Samsung Youth Sport activities at the Centre.

And Zimba has disclosed that during the games athletes had the opportunity to access free health checks conducted by different health consultants.

He says the target will be to engage and nurture more athletes in the Samsung Youth Sport Challenge in the year 2017.

He has urged the corporate world to emulate Samsung and consider to adopt other sport codes available at the Centre.

SPORTS MINISTER MAWERE APPLAUDS OYDC

Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister Moses Mawere, says government will continue to support the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) which is developing athletes to represent the country at Olympic Games and regional competitions.

Speaking after a familiarisation tour of the Centre, the minister said he was impressed that the OYDC is a busy Centre, where athletes from communities and other parts of the Country are training from.

The minister who was accompanied by his Permanent Secretary Agnes Musunga, Director of Sport Bessie Chelemu, Director Human Resource and Administration Alphonso Banda and other senior officers in the Ministry commended the OYDC for its services and facilities it offers.

And the Minister instructed the Permanent Secretary to ensure that the OYDC is launched as the National Centre of Excellence for Sport.

Meanwhile, the minister also toured the ’90 Days Legacy’ swimming pool at the Centre which host athletes in during swimming competitions.

He also toured the OYDC Lodge, which accommodates athletes, delegates, sport federation representatives and others who use the OYDC for different events.

And OYDC Director Clement Chileshe, who welcomed the Minister and his entourage said the Centre since inception has continued to host athletes of which some have represented the country at the Olympic Games.

Chileshe, said through the partnership of Samsung, Teulings, Zamtel and other corporate partners the Centre has continued to host the Youth Sport Challenge developing athletes being selected to play for the national team and local clubs.

Sports minister Mawere tours OYDC

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img_8124Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister Moses Mawere on Wednesday 5 October, 2016 was at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) on a familiarisation tour. The minister was accompanied by the permanent secretary in the ministry Agnes Musunga and other senior officials.
The minister and his entourage was welcomed by the Centre Director Clement Chileshe.