NSC To Athletes: No More Overseas Training Tours
Written by Taiwo Adediran on June 3, 2015
As part of its plans to curb wastage, bogus spending and rein in its resources, the National Sports Commission (NSC) has declared that it will no longer fund overseas training tours for teams that will be participating in the forthcoming All African Games (AAG) in Congo Brazzaville and others international meets.
The commission said the decision, reached at its ministerial technical meeting, means that camping programmes which will commence mid-June will be restricted to a maximum of three camp sites for effective management and coordination.
According to a press statement issued and signed by the commission’s deputy director, press, Stephen Nelson, paucity of funds and a bid to ensure a conducive, local training environment for all athletes preparing for the 2015 All Africa Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Nelson said the committee also agreed that selection of coaches will be via merit, while the coaching division would develop an evaluation template to assess the performance of coaches after each competition.
Each federation, according to the committee, would handle the technical preparation of its athletes while the ministerial technical committee would be responsible for policy formulation for all activities leading to the games.