OYDC ZAMBIA TO LAUNCH THE SPORTING SEASON ON 20TH MARCH 2021
OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre will this weekend launch the 2021 sporting season which will see six sports disciplines added to the youthful competition.
In 2018 OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre had suspended all sports activities which were not funded, leaving only five sports codes under the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge to continue running. OYDC Zambia Chief Executive Officer Dr Fredrick Chitangala says the essence of launching the 2021 sporting season is aimed at getting back the sports facility to its core mandate of promoting sport at the grassroots.
“We are happy to announce that we will be launching our 2021 sporting season on Saturday 20th March. Even though some challenges that led to the suspension of some of the activities in 2018 are still there, despite the Covid-19 pandemic we strongly feel we can still resume activities immediately, to gradually get back to our core mandate” Dr Chitangala said.
The launch will see the ignition of six sports disciplines namely; TeQball, Handball, Football, Rugby, Basketball, and Boxing to the other five Hockey, Netball, Taekwondo, Judo and Beach Volleyball which are under the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge.
The Centre will be hosting four sports programs every weekend under strict adherence to health guidelines to avoid any spread of the Covid-19 and this will culminate into the grand finale to be hosted at the end of the year where top deserving teams, athletes, coaches and umpires will be rewarded. Furthermore, training will be happening more often at the centre to make athletes abreast with different sporting skills as they prepare for weekend competitions.
The Centre has since invited all presidents of the eleven sports associations and federations to be part of the launch which will start at exactly 09:00hrs.