Earlier in the Summer the Football Association of Zambia announced a new partnership with Sport in Action and the Wallace Group, to introduce community leagues for women’s football.
Through the highly successful hub-site programme, Sport in Action, with support from the Wallace Group, will coordinate community leagues for under-15 women’s football.
In August FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala, his deputy Joseph Chimpampwe and Technical Director Lyson Zulu met with Frankson Mushindu (Executive Director Sport in Action) along with Tim Garfield (former Director of Sport at Loughborough University) and Dr Peter Warburton (former Dean of Experience at Durham University) who sit on the Directors Group of the Wallace Group.
Volunteer Zambia project Hub-site Coordinator Jack Preston was also part of the meeting at Football House, where it was agreed FAZ would provide support with coaching, refereeing and administration of the new football programme.
FAZ already works closely with the University of Zambia and Nkrumah University for coaching and informational exchanges, and the new partnership will help further the development of women’s football across the capital.
The Department of Sports Development at the University of Zambia now offers Masters Degree students a D license course, with graduates expected to be involved in the countrywide FAZ grassroots program.