Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) Safe Sport Task Group Meeting

13 March 2018

Safe Sport Africa is grateful to  the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) for supporting them to attend the NIF Safe Sport Task Group strategic planning meeting held recently  in Lusaka, Zambia.

The meeting was lead by NIF consultant, Dianne Huffman and attended by  George Nange (Kenya & NIF Consultant), Mabelo Raditladi (Botswana & NIF Consultant), Petros Munashe (AUSC Region 5), Anna Mguni (Zimbabwe NOC), Tuelo Serufho (Botswana NOC), Brenda Chipande (Zambia NOC), Nchimunya Mweetwa (Former Zambian Football Player and Fair Play Ammbassdor, and Norman Brook (Safe Sport Africa).

The NIF Safe Sport programme has been working with major youth multi- sport events held in Africa to promote the safeguarding of young sportsmen and women and with the National Olympic Committees of countries from the African Union Sports Council Region 5 to deliver training on Safe Sport.  As such the NIF programme has been a leader in promoting safe sport in Africa.

SAFE SPORT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE  - CHALLENGING VIOLENCE IN SPORT

22 February 2018

Safe Sport International will be holding their inaugural conference titled "Challenging Violence in Sport" in Madrid on the 6th & 7th April 2018.

Speakers include Dr. Sandi Kirby, Professor emerita Winnipeg University, Dr. Mike Hartill, England, Reader, Edge Hill University, England, Dr. Kari Fasting, Professor emerita, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, Tine Vertommen, Researcher, Thomas More University, Belgium, Dr Sylvie Parent, Associate Professor, Laval University, Canada, Dr Trisha Leahy, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Sports Institute, Dr. Gretchen Kerr, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada, and Anne Tiivas, Director, Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), UK.

Former athletes Colin Harris (British Football), Former Olympian Gloria Viseras (Spanish Gymnastics), and Karen Leach (Irish Swimming) will discuss their experiences during a panel session.

Further details for the Conference can be found here.

Safe Sport Africa to Register in South Africa

30th January 2018

Safe Sport Africa has made an application to the Department of Social Development in South Africa to register as a Non Profit Organisation (APP-18/278992).   Norman Brook MBE, Sarah L Mundy, and Sanmaire Schlebusch are the founding directors with four further directors to be announced soon.

The founding document (constitution) and details of Norman, Sarah and Sanmarie can be found here.