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Level 2 coaches raise the bar in Cairo (EGY)


The pentathlon movement in Africa has made further progress with the first UIPM Level 2 Coaching Certification Programme (CCP) course in the continent.

A group of 38 coaches from four countries – Egypt, South Africa, Afghanistan and Bahrain –attended the five-day course in Cairo (EGY) from February 9-13, ahead of the African Championships and UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Cup Cairo.

The course was held at the Cairo Stadium, with lectures taking place at the Olympic Academy for Leadership Development and practical sessions held at the Egyptian National Training Centre.  

Course leader Walid Sayed said: “There were lectures in Arabic and also in English to help every coach to understand better the main goal of the course. The mix of sports cultures and levels of coaching experience underlined the flexibility of the UIPM CCP and showed all coaches how they can adapt themselves according to local training conditions.

“It was a very successful experience for all participants and I thank the team at UIPM for making this step happen, and also the Egyptian federation for hosting and organising such a strong course.”

Christian Roudaut, UIPM Coaches Committee Chair, added: “It is wonderful to see the CCP expanding in Africa and also including coaches from Asia in this course in Cairo. I am grateful to the Egyptian Federation for facilitating this initiative and we are very pleased with the outcome.”

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