The Botswana Judo Federation (BJF) will next weekend host an African Judo Union Sport Director’s course for English speaking countries and Southern African countries, which is organized by the African Judo Union (AJU).
AJU Communications Director, also BJF President, Estony Hattingh told Sunday Standard that the aim of the course is to educate sport directors about their duties and responsibilities, and also guide them on how to organize African and international judo events. She added that sports directors from English speaking African countries will attend this prestigious event.
“Countries like Botswana, South Africa, Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique will be among the participants,” she said.
Hattingh also noted that the course will be directed by AJU Head Sport Director Nabil Elalem, who is highly recognized for his skills in judo and also in the Olympic community.
“Nabil Elalem is a Holder of a Black belt in Judo (6th Dan), African Judo Union Head of Sports Director, IJF Sport Commission member, President &Technical Director of the Libyan Judo Federation, Member of the Executive Office & Board of Directors of the Libyan Olympic Committee (main task Sports Strategic Planning), IJF (A) Referee, National Sports Director & Sports Management Lecturer under the International Olympic Committee (Olympic Solidarity),” she said.
She further said Elalem has already conducted 3 Sport management courses approved by the International Olympic Committee.
“He was also the Director of Libyan Football National Teams Department (2006 -2008), Member of the Libyan Olympic Academy, Member of the Libyan Olympic Solidarity Committee (LOC), Holder of Martial Arts Grand Master Award from the organizing Committee of the first International Martial Arts Festival (IMAF) in Malaysia,” she added.
Elalem is also expected to discuss the London 2012 Judo Olympic Qualification System.
The program will cover issues like sports/ technical director duties and responsibilities, designing federation calendar, technical meeting & technical reports writing, organization of international sport events, organizing judo tournament/championships, IJF competition systems, IJF ranking list, London 2012 OG Qualification System, IT applications for Sports Directors and interactive workshop.
Meanwhile, The Botswana Judo Federation will be holding its annual general meeting (AGM) on March 24 at Baobab Primary School hall at 18:00hours. BJF President Estony Hattingh said that the only voting that will take place at this year AGM’s is for the position of Sports Director and confirmation for the 2010 directing committee.