In an effort to develop sport in the community, Soweto Vanir-exodus Football Association (SLFA) and Betway have partnered to host the first-ever sports medicine workshop to take place at the Zodwa Khoza Foundations Skills Development Center in Diepkloof from February 22 to 24 February. †
The program will be overseen by Sascoc Chief Medical Officer Pathokuhle Zondi, with the program being a continuation of the betting company’s Betway Cares skills programs, covering topics such as cardiac arrest, doping, nutrition, injury prevention, while coaches will be proficient in essential techniques including CPR, injury prevention exercises, as well as basic first aid and injury management.
David Rachidi, Betway South Africa’s marketing manager, says this is one of their ways of contributing to community sport development.
“We are proud to have rolled out in 2021 a highly successful edition of the #BetwayCares Skills Hub, which provided a platform for aspiring coaches, referees and administrators to increase their knowledge and skills. While coaching, officiating and administrative courses remain a critical need across the country, we also learned about the critical role sports medicine would play in adding to the existing knowledge that community sports leaders possess,” said Rachidi.
“The role of sports science and medicine in the modern game continues to grow and as an innovative and caring brand, we deem it appropriate that we introduce such knowledge to our communities as early as possible, which is critical at all levels of sports,” concludes he.
Soweto LFA President Phil Mogodi believes that such a workshop will play a big role for their region and that coaches will now understand the basics of sports medicine.
“The SAFA Soweto Vanir-exodus Football Association is honored to partner with Betway, who have shown their passion and commitment in helping to support the growth of sport in communities. Having such a workshop will certainly add value to the football development in our region as coaches will now approach their role with the added benefit of understanding the basics of sports medicine,” said Mogodi