The University of St Andrews on Wednesday 21st June, 2017 awarded Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) Director Clement Chileshe, with an honorary Degree of LLD (Doctors of Laws). Chileshe, is also the founder and president of Sport in Action (SIA), the first and largest sport NGO in Zambia; SIA has engaged over 100,000 young […]
Out of the 19 boxers, 12 are male while 7 are female. The boxers are camped together with 5 technical officials who will accompany them for the African Championship. The camp is supported by the Ministry of Sport Podium Performance Programme (PPP) which is meant to support performance athletes to mint medals for the country at a given competition local regional and international.
Pugilists who will perform better at the Championship will subsequently qualify for the 2017 AIBA world championship.
Zambia’s representative at the 2016 RIO Olympic Games Benny Muziyo, is among the boxers who are in camp.
The International Boxing Association- AIBA president Ching-Kuo Wu, recently announced that 2017 is the year of Africa and AIBA has targeted OYDC as the Centre for capacity building of African coaches, boxers and officials.
AIBA in partnership with TaiShan Sports has in the last few years supported the development of boxing at the OYDC and the nation at large by contributing the state of the art boxing ring and boxing gloves.
School deputy director for International Admissions and Marketing Pankaj Kajla, urged the boxers to be focused and ensure that they mint gold at the forthcoming championship.
Kajla, announced that his school is also willing to give 100% scholarship to Zambian boxers who would want to advance their studies in India.
Meanwhile, Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) President Kennedy Mubita, thanked IET Bhaddal Technical Campus for presenting the assorted drinks to his boxers.
He appealed to the corporate world to emulate the Indian school and consider supporting athletes in camp stating that this will be the only way to motivate boxers to concentrate on training and end up bringing medals back home.
Since inception, the OYDC has continued to house a number of athletes at its lodge as they prepare adequately for both local and international Games.
The countries Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Zambia the host are competing in netball, football, volleyball, basketball and Darts.
Teams participating have been drawn from respective revenue companies.
The OYDC usually plays host to different local and international games as the facilities have been rated to be favorable to all.
2014 Youth Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney Siame, races to the finish line to become the new National Record holder after clocking 9.87 during the “All Comers Meet” held on Saturday 8 April, 2017 at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Siame becomes Zambia’s fastest runner.
A total of 34 athletes were camped at the OYDC to prepare for the meet which took place today were the gold medalist Siame beat his personal best time of 10.18
After being part of the OYDC football academy for over two years, Meenda Milambo, has had his dream come to reality after being selected to travel to Norway, where he will showcase his skills playing for Frigg.
The Centre, best known to be a sport facility for promoting talent identification and training of high performance athletes, capacity building for coaches and sports administrators in the Country has in the last six years contributed 12 athletes to football national teams.
For Meenda, who is a striker says he is using the opportunity given to share and acquire more skills aimed at enhancing the development of sport at grassroots level in Zambia.
He pays gratitude to OYDC management, OYDC Football head coach Lyson Zulu, for ensuring that his 18 days journey to Norway for football trials is a success. He received an award by OYDC as the Performance Unit Top Scorer in December 2015 and has since continued to show his scoring prowess scoring in major games for the team.
Meanwhile, OYDC Football head coach Lyson Zulu, has disclosed that Meenda becomes the first player from the OYDC set up to be picked to travel to Norway for trials. He stated that Meenda will represent the OYDC and the nation at large well.
Zulu, further says this is a fertile platform given to Meenda to expose his skills so that in future he can be an example to those who want to take up football as their sport.
OYDC provides positive sport and life style opportunities for athletes, coaches, sports administrators and under saved women, youth and children, through high quality facilities for community development.
The workers are competing in netball, basketball, athletics, volleyball and football.
The OYDC has been described as fertile soil for developing athletes in the country.
The Centre through its different sports activities it has continued to develop athletes of which some have represented the country at the Olympic Games.
Members of Parliament and Diplomats accredited to Zambia are at the Olympic Youth Development Centre ( OYDC ) to participate in the football and netball tourney currently happening organised by the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development. The deputy speaker of National Assembly Mwimbu Malama is the guest of honor.
Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister Moses Mawere, is also present.
The tourney is in line with the 2016 Independence Day Celebrations which falls on Monday 24 October, 2016.
The court its the first of its kind in Zambia.
A sporting academy has already been established at OYDC and the official launch will give rise to the knowledge of the academy.
The sport will add to the long list of sports that Zambia participates.
The construction of the court at the Centre has been made possible with the support from Volleyball England, Sport in Action and Ideals Group.
The sixth Teulings Youth Sport Challenge Grand Finale will be hosted at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) on Saturday, 15th October, 2016.
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.
The 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.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hans Bertels, arrived in the country from Belgium on Wednesday to represent the sponsor Coen Teulings at the Grand Finale where outstanding athletes, teams, coaches and umpires will be recognized.
The Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will from 19 to 21 September, 2016 host the “Leadership Forum for Women in Sport in Africa” whose theme is “Ready to Run” organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ).
Over 50 delegates from National Olympic Committees will participate in the forum.
Central African Republic, Benin, Burkina Faso Cameroon, Burundi, Chad, Cape Verde, South Africa, Namibia, Seychelles, Serra Leona, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Togo, Sao Tome, Niger, Rwanda, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania and Senegal are some of the countries that will be part of the women’s conference.
Acting President Mrs. Inonge Wina, will officially open the forum.
The opening ceremony will start at 09:00 hours.