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Malawi Olympic Committee brokers US$30, 000 development financing for national sport systems

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The Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) has brokered a US$30,000 Development of National Sport Systems where the Malawi Aquatic Union, with their international expert coach, Cedric Finch, have been training 20 coaches targeting lake districts including other districts in Kasungu and Mangochi

The project, which has four phases, held a talent identification intervention on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Speaking at the event, MOC vice president, Major General Kaphuta Banda, hailed the Malawi Aquatic Union for the systematic initiative; looking at schools as well as communities to develop athletes.

Kaphuta Banda affirmed MOC’s commitment to further supporting grassroots development in Malawi.

Kaphuta Banda addressing the gathering and committing to further development of aquatics in Malawi and continued collaboration with Malawi Aquatic Union

During the talent identification event, 38 swimmers aged 11 -19 years took part in events of 500m to one kilometer leading.

The participating athletes were from Karonga, Kasungu, Rumphi, Mzimba, Nkhataby, Nkhotakota, Likoma, Salima and Mangochi.

Kaphuta Banda stated that Malawi Aquatic Union has a well-developed pathway for the development of the identified talent who will champion Open Water Swimming in Malawi

In the final phase, the Malawi Aquatic Union, which is a national association responsible for development and promotion of aquatics in Malawi, collaborated with Malawi School Sport Association (MASSA) to ensure development of aquatics in Malawi is well structured.

The coaches that were trained under the MOC supported project brought in swimmers, which excited the National Sports Council of Malawi and the Ministry of Education.

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