Congratulations to the Zambian National Judo Team for their shining performance at the Africa Union Sports Council Region 5 Tournament in Manzini, Swaziland happening this week. They so far have 5 gold medals by Nokutula Banda, Lungowe Chindele, Naomi Zungu, Simon Zulu and Joshua Nyondo and 3 silver medals by Florence Mupeta, Taonga Soko and David Chisenga. These Games are also qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
The Zambia National Women’s Netball Team qualified to participate in the 2015 Netball World Cup to be held in Sydney, Australia on 7th – 16th August.
Speaking at the media event held at the National Sports Council of Zambia, NOWSPAR Executive Director Matilda Mwaba praised the team and called on sport stakeholders including media, government as well as the corporate sector to support the Team.
Charman of the National Sports Council of Zambia Mr. Mwamba Kalenga thanked the Team and the Association for their hard work and success so far, ‘You have made our country proud‘ he said.
This is the second time that Zambia has qualified to participate at the Netball World Cup, the last time was in 1999.
Please visit http://nwc2015.com.au to follow the #RoadToSydney.
Congratulations to the Women’s National Football Team for their historic qualification to take part in the Africa Cup after their success in the match played against Zimbabwe at Nkoloma Stadium.
This is a glaring example of women’s potential to participate and excel at high level competitions given adequate support in material, coaching, training facilities and equipment as well as public moral support.
‘We are aware of how far these young women are coming and the myriad of barriers they have had to overcome to get to this point in the history of Zambian football. We call upon media publishers to profile these young women so we can know their stories and they can motivate and inspire our nation with their sporting success.’ NOWSPAR Executive Director Ms. Matilda Mwaba said.
‘To begin with, the Football Association should have the Women’s team profiles on the FAZ website. Let us not leave women out of the football conversation and history, let us keep them visible because they are present. To deny them media space is to reject their existence. The men’s national team is on the website, are the Shepolopolo not our national team too?’
NOWSPAR looks forward to more of the Zambian women’s teams across the sporting community to progress as far as possible and to break their own sporting records.
Best wishes to the Team, we are proud of you. Read more about their game against Zimbabwe here and about our work on safeguarding from harassment and abuse in football here.
We are so proud of Team Zambia who is representing us at the London 2012 Olympics. We are confident that they will do well.
Qualifying to participate in the Olympics is a dream for many athletes and their coaches and of course sport associations. We are proud to be a part of this dream and are looking forward to its success.
Participation at the Olympics is an inspiration to many athletes and a confirmation that dreams can come true, but first one must have dreams, secondly one must have the determination and discipline to stay on track. Further athletes need supportive families, responsive and innovative sport systems and a sporting environment that promotes their ambitions, guides their dreams and secures their safety and general wellbeing.
Most of the participants in Team Zambia are not from a special or privileged background, they however have had to work very hard; this demonstrates that sport can provide opportunities and chances for all to participate and succeed.
On one hand, we are disappointed that we are only fielding two female athletes at London 2012; on the other hand, we are proud that they are there. It is our hope that Zambia will be able to have more athletes, of both genders and in more categories. We are confident that this can be achieved through tangible efforts and collaboration between the public and private sector. We need to invest in our youth sport development programs, and ensure we have girls participating and developing. We should continue to foster a culture of physical activity as part of our lifestyle and to recognise the value of sport to our cultural, social and economic development as a country.
So we say all the best to Gilbert Choombe, Chauzje Choosha, Jade Howard, Zane Jordan, Prince Mumba, Boas Munyonga, Gerald Phiri and Tony Wamulwa.
Make us proud! Go Zambia Go!
Matilda K. Mwaba
NOWSPAR Executive Director
International Paralympic Day 2011 is showcasing the 20 Paralympic sports at London 2012, enabling the public to find out more about next year’s Games.
In Zambia, the National Paralympic Committee has partnered with the British Council, NOWSPAR, Edusport and Sport in Action to host a Paralympic Day on 15th October 2011 to highlight the London 2012 Paralympic events.
Today’s showcase is hosted by the London 2012 Organising Committee, it will feature demonstrations in sports including Wheelchair Basketball, Powerlifting and Wheelchair Rugby.
Top international Paralympic athletes including gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will be in action, while spectators can also witness a Guinness World Record moment for Sitting Volleyball.
For full details read on