University of St Andrews will award Clement Mubanga Chileshe the Honorary Degree of LLD (Doctor of Laws)

A report published by  Saint Sports has revealed that Clement Chileshe  the Director for the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Zambia will this afternoon be awarded with the honorary Degree of LLD (Doctor of Laws).

He is also the founder and president of the Wallace Group‘s premier partner in Zambia Sport In Action (SIA), the first and largest sport NGO in Zambia; SIA has engaged over 100,000 young people in schools and communities and helped to build over 15 sport facilities in schools and community centres. His career has been dedicated to young people’s sport and positive lifestyle development.

For over ten years, the 7 Wallace Group Universities have been sending specialist sports and media students out to Lusaka (the capital of Zambia) to work with local volunteers, delivering school PE lessons, community sports programmes and health awareness workshops within the deprived areas of the city’s compounds.

The #VolunteerZambia project offers students the opportunity to add value to their University education, enhance their global awareness, develop their leadership skills and improve their teaching abilities.

The ceremony will be live via the link below from 2pm.

To watch the ceremony watch on this link 

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Teulings hockey attract hundreds of teams

Hockey is one of the sports discipline at the OYDC which attracts more youths from communities surrounding the sports facility.

Today players turned up in numbers to take up in the Teulings Hockey league.

Zambezi, HotSpurs, Lusaka Sharks and DE. Stars are some of the teams that took part in the weekend Teulings Games at the OYDC.

Photos by Noah Silomba | OYDC

Refugee day commemorated

Cultural dance

Zambia yesterday joined rest of the world to commemorate the world refugee day. A number of sport and non sport activities were conducted at the OYDC organised by the UNHCR.

A number of refugees from Burundi, Congo, Rwanda and Somalia thronged the OYDC to participate in the lined up activities.

International Childs day celebrated

Youth, Sport and Child Development permanent secretary Agnes Musunga, was on Friday morning 16 June, 2017 at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) to officiate during the commemoration of the day of the African Child whose local theme is “Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal Opportunities for Children in Zambia by 2030 through Child participation”.

Over 20 schools were present including Representatives from Plan International, Child Fund and the UNICEF.

U20 football national team at OYDC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Project Manager NOC Relations Department Aline De Rham, IOC Head of NOC Information Services NOC Relations Department Joelle Simond and Yaye Niate’ Sall, Programmes Manager OlympAfrica Foundation pose for a photo with some of the U20 National football team players during their visit at the OYDC on Monday 12 June, 2017. The players who are the current 2017 African football champions lodged at the OYDC at the weekend. Also in picture is NOCZ President Mirriam Moyo, and Centre Director Clement Chileshe.
Photo by Noah Silomba | OYDC

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Project Manager NOC Relations Department Aline De Rham, IOC Head of NOC Information Services NOC Relations Department Joelle Simond and Yaye Niate’ Sall, Programmes Manager OlympAfrica Foundation pose for a photo with some of the U20 National football team players during their visit at the OYDC on Monday 12 June, 2017. The players who are the current 2017 African football champions lodged at the OYDC at the weekend. Also in picture is NOCZ President Mirriam Moyo, and Centre Director Clement Chileshe.

Photo by Noah Silomba | OYDC

10 table tennis clubs to battle it out

Photo Focus: The 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.

10 table tennis clubs and schools will on Saturday 10th June, 2017 battle it out in the Zambia Table Tennis Association (ZTTA) league to be held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre.

ZTTA junior coach Humprey Kapula, who is also Sino Zambia coach, a club which will be participating in the league has disclosed this information.

Kapula has urged sports enthusiast to turn up in numbers to watch players in action.

Teulings league Games set for 17 June 2017

The Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) will conduct host the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge games on the 17th June, 2017.

Boys’ teams compete in the Teulings beach volleyball league. The beach volleyball court at the OYDC is the first of its kind in Zambia

Four sports disciplines which are part of the Teulings Sponsorship will be played from 09;00 to 13;00 attracting teams, schools and community clubs from different areas.

Raising Hope boxers in training session

Raising Hope Boxers training

Photo Focus: Raising Hope boxng coach Peter Chisala coaching his pugilists in the boxing hall at the OYDC.

Boxing at the OYDC is one of the most crowd pullers.

IJF and ZJA conducting IJF level one course

Zambia is currently hosting the 2017 IJF academy Instructor level one coaching course taking place at the Olympic Youth Development Centre.

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere, officially opened the course yesterday and encouraged all the participants to take advantage of the instructors conducting the sessions to learn more on judo.

The minister said government is happy that the coaching course which involves practicals was being conducted in Zambia.

Over 20 participants from 11 African countries are taking part in the course.

The coaching course will end on the 22 May, 2017.

Teulings Youth Sports Challenge Competition Sponsor confident of Zambia minting Gold medals at future Olympic Games

Coen Teulings, and his wife Pauline Krayenhoff, greeting hockey players after watching the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge

At his recent visit at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), Mr. Coen Teulings, the sponsor of the now sports household name among youths and coaches “the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge”, has tipped Zambian athletes to mint Gold medals during the commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Football players representing teams which are part of the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge applauding Coen Teulings during a tour

Mr. Teulings, notes that it is gratifying that athletes who are part of the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge which is usually hosted at the multi-sport facility are showing motivating sporting skills which he never expected to see stating that there is impressive talent in the young athletes at the OYDC who have continued to be nurtured through the Teulings league Games.

He encouraged the athletes in the different sports disciplines to make use of the league games to shape their sports career and bring out positive results to put Zambia on the map of countries with top gold medalist athletes.

Teulings, arrived in Zambia on Thursday 11th May 2017 accompanied by his wife Pauline Krayenhoff, and on Saturday 13th May, 2017 the duo toured the Teulings Youth Sports monthly competitions which were held at the centre.

Boys’ teams compete in the Teulings beach volleyball league. The beach volleyball court at the OYDC is the first of its kind in Zambia

And his wife Krayenhoff, said the number of girl representation in different sports disciplines is interesting adding that the joy on their faces shows an enormous opportunity to develop their skills.

The Teulings Youth Sports Challenge has four (4) sports disciplines hockey, basketball, tennis and beach volley. However, individual athletes from other sports codes that have been identified to have exceptional talent, have been drafted in the “Teulings Academy Support or Sponsorship programme” where they are supported with among others accommodation and meals in camp, medicals, transport and school support.

Mr. Coen Teulings, the Chairman of the Merifini Capital in Belgium last visited the OYDC in 2014.

Meanwhile, Centre Director Clement Chileshe, says it is through the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge that the OYDC produced elite athletes who have represented the country at international level of which some are playing for senior national teams.

He disclosed that the Teulings leagues have been successfully hosted at the Centre for the last six years. He cited Prosper Chiluya (football), Loveness Mudenda (Hockey), Sydney Siame (Athletics), Daniel Mbewe (Athletics), Choolwe Hamalambo (Table tennis) and Hazembe Chindamba (Athletics) as some of the athletes who have greatly benefited from the Teulings Academy sponsorship.

And Loveness Mudenda and Hazemba Chindamba testified of benefiting from the Teulings academy respectively.

Mudenda, said it was through the Teulings Youth sports challenge that her hockey team qualified to participate in the 2014 winter Olympics Games in Nanjing China were her team was ranked 8th in the world.

And Hazemba, said the Teulings sponsorship is worth emulating as it has continued to help many but underprivileged athletes in the country.
Tennis, Beach volleyball, Hockey, and Basketball are the games that took place at the weekend.

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