Incredibles Sports Hub (ISH), a Ugandan-based sports forum focused on fostering early development of children aged 4 to 12 years, continues to help early-age girls focus on retention and transition through education levels by solely fusing sports into their daily activities
Citing ‘newer’ challenges brought by the Covid19 pandemic, the sports forum has since organized a webinar dubbed “Children In Sports” conference to hear from their most important stakeholder, the children athletes.
The event will take place on Saturday 18th September at the Uganda Olympic Committee in Lugogo, Kampala.
Through the 2021 Conference, ISH hopes to understand how the very fabric of sports has changed for child athletes through topics such as inspirations, mentorship, education, competition, and friendship.
Organization director Angella Nakintu says such an event is going to be highly interactive with athletes having frank conversations with their peers and expressing themselves freely in a safe space.
“We have invited athletes from a wide spectrum; various disciplines will feature, and many more will be tuned in via our online platforms. We expect to understand how the landscape of sport has evolved with the restrictions dictated by the lockdowns,” Nakintu said.
She added, “we hope to learn something fundamental about these children in our bid to understand what motivates them and to create a sporting environment that will foster talent but also mould child athletes into wholesome human beings.”
The webinar will have children actively and passively involved in sport share their perspective and their experiences. A few of the children will be on the panel dissecting some topics regarding sports while others will be involved in the general discussion.
Parents/guardians, coaches, PE teachers and UOC president Donald Rukare will also share knowledge concerning children’s participation in sport with Mark Sidney Mutungi, a renowned football analyst, will be the moderator.
Isabella Blick, William Blick Jr, Elvin Katusiime, Samantha Nagawa, Joshua Kaganda, Praise Linsy Achen, Swimmers Kirabo Namutebi, Tendo Mukalazi and Husnah Kukundakwe will also feature as pannelists.
The conference will as well have William Blick (IOC Member) Donald Rukare (UOC President, NCS Chairperson) and former Uganda Volleyball Federation president Hadija Namanda (Parent of Kirabo and Tendo).