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Gert Gouws, Mike Callan, Temba Hlasho, Dirk Crafford

The Judospace Educational Institute and Judo South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement the ‘Judo South Africa High Level Judo Coaching Project 2013-2018’ The project is an important contributor to the role of Judo South Africa in helping to achieve the strategic overall vision for South African sport of an active and winning nation.

The JSA Coaching and Education Commission agreed the following mission for the High Level Judo Coaches Project: “To build a system to generate future educated judo leaders, who can deliver judo for development and performance, based on sound technical principles, for the wider benefit of judo in South Africa.”

The High Level Judo Coaching Project aims to align with the South African Coaching Framework vision, i.e., to deliver an effective, inclusive and cohesive judo coaching system to meet the needs of South Africans. The Project seeks to support and complement the objectives of the SRSA and SASCOC and the Coaches Commission, through delivery of the upper tier of the Judo South Africa Coaching Framework to international standards.

The JSA Coaching and Education Commission, under the leadership of Chairman Gert Gouws, are working closely with the delivery team at the Judospace Educational Institute to realise the aims of this important partnership. The five year project will enhance the standards of judo coaching in South Africa. JSA President Temba Hlasho met with Judospace CEO Dr Mike Callan to finalise the agreement.

President Hlasho said “We trust that these coaches will make Judo South Africa proud. This is the first time that we have applications from South Africa for the Level 3 Advanced Coach Award, and we are confident that the experience will not only benefit the individual coaches, but also the wider sport of Judo in South Africa”

Dr Callan said “I would like to thank President Hlasho and his Directing Committee for their vision in seeking to continually improve the standards in South African judo. We are proud to work with the Federation to help them realise their ambition.”

We trust that these coaches will make Judo South Africa proud. We are confident that the experience will not only benefit the individual coaches, but also the wider sport of Judo in South Africa
Temba Hlasho, President Judo South Africa

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