University Sports stakeholders meet to pave a way forward amidst COVID 19
FISU-FASU-NUSF Seminar has successfully been completed.
Themed “Crafting Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty”, the two day programme started with opening speeches from Ms. Peninnah Kabenge the AUUS president, Mr. Life Chemhere the FASU 2nd Vice President and Mr. Leonz Eder the FISU 1st Vice President.
Dr. Donald Rukare, the Chairman of Uganda’s National Council of Sports and Secretary General of the Uganda Olympic Committee was the chief guest and he posed a question on how sports would look like after COVID 19. His recommendations included putting in place a sport fund and entities like FASU having in place policies for situations like the one we are currently faced with. He also urged members to respect article 24 of the Universal human rights which states that “Everyone has the right to rest and leisure” including physical activity but also advised to do it following the standard operating procedures. While striving to remain active.
This was followed by a keynote address from Mr. Dalton Grant, a three time Olympian and a double Gold medallist in High-Jump who focused on reconstruction and recovery as an opportunity to improve athletes’ resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program included presentations, panel discussions and workshop sessions on the way forward in relation to the different categories of university sports, i.e. International, Continental, Zonal, National and University levels.
The seminar, being held in hybrid format has attracted physical participants from 14 countries representing for of the five zones of FASU including; Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Great Britain, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.