Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Coaching workshops in KZN

Sandile Xulu reports that, for the very first time, KZN will have a database of Chess Coaches in all 11 districts.
KZN Chess Association has just completed launching the CHESS COACHES ASSOCIATION in all 11 districts. A move to train coaches was warmly welcomed by district associations as this will help improve their competitiveness when it comes to provincial tournaments.
UTHUKELA Coaches showing off their garden chess set in the city of LADYSMITH
LISA GRIFFITHS (in red) with her enthusiastic team of UTHUNGULU Coaches
LULAMA QOBO training from the podium at LUTHULI Museum in ILEMBE District
Previously, chess coaches would come from Durban only but this will soon change as coaches from all over the province will receive continued training. While most of the coaches are ‘Development Coaches’ others have very good potential to soon coach at a higher level.
AMAJUBA Coaches embraced the KZNCA Vision 2015 of ’50 clubs’
CHESS moves into the council chamber in LADYSMITH
Chess is making inroads at the heart of the ZULU KINGDOM 
Coaches Associations will act as a supporting structure to the district structures. This move will see more clubs being formed.
At Shisanyama in Bhekuzulu township, VRYHEID, chess is played while listening to some good music...
UMZINYATHI Coaches learning a new way to teach chess
LULAMA QOBO demonstrating a few coaching lessons in DUNDEE
February was an extremely busy month for the facilitators. Altogether, a total of 130 coaches were trained throughout 11 districts and this training took place every weekend from 14th February to 1st March 2015.
SANDILE XULU ‘teaching’ LULAMA QOBO a few blitz lessons over breakfast in VRYHEID
OXFORD GUEST HOUSE hosted the facilitators with warm hands in VRYHEID
Thanks to Mbongeni Sithole, Mondli Mkhize, Lulama Qobo and Erick Takawira for facilitating these workshops and making a success of them. I (Sandile Xulu) was also one of the facilitators. Thanks to all the district officials and others who helped make sure that these workshops ran smoothly.