The Northern Cape branch of Sascoc also issued a statement in which it welcomed Moses’ appointment
Farrell Moses, president of the Northern Cape Sports Confederation (NCSC), was last month elected to serve a three-year term as a director of the professional body for South African sports coaching.
The announcement of Moses’ appointment was made by the South African Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) that said Moses will serve a term effective from November 27 2018 to March 31 2021 when the next elective quadrennial general meeting of the organisation takes place.
The Northern Cape branch of Sascoc also issued a statement in which it welcomed Moses’ appointment.
“This is indeed a huge honour for the sporting fraternity of the province, as it is the first professional body for sports coaching in the country under the banner Sascoc,” the statement read.
The NCSC statement explained that prior to Moses’ appointment he had attended a joint coaching workshop with Sascoc members, including key stakeholders where Professional Body for Sports Coaching was unanimously endorsed.
The body, that is recognised by the SA Qualifications Authority, is set to start operating from April 9 next year.
The statement said further that Moses has been part of the establishment process of the Coaching Association of SA – the predecessor of the new coaching body – since 2014 along with the late Professor Pat Duffy of the United Kingdom and Dr Frank Dick who developed a strategy for coach education and training in South Africa.
When asked about his appointment, Moses told the DFA: “My appointment comes at a strategic time for sport development and transformation, which continues to plague our sporting fraternity. The establishment of the professional body will stand us in good stead for the Rio 2020 Olympic Games as it will to a long way towards complimenting the “Operational Excellence” (OPEX) programme of SASCOC for high performance athletes.”
Moses also mentioned that he was fortunate to have attended the signing of the land exchange and sod turning ceremony for the construction of the National Training and Olympic Preparatory Centre (NTC) in Bloemfontein last November just before his appointment to the coaching body.
“This NTC will give great impetus to our emerging Champions and will hold great potential benefit to Athletes in the Northern Cape.”
He said the Northern Cape Sport Confederation will play a strategic role in delivering podium athletes, apart from the fact that it is the conduit for civil society in sport within the greater sport movement.
Moses then also directed an appeal to the coaches of all provincial federations to register with the Northern Cape Coaches Commission in order to provide a seamless service to athletes in the Province.