Hundreds of Runners conquered the streets of Lusaka!

On Saturday 30th of April, almost 500 runners participated in the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon. It was a nice morning and the city was still asleep when the runners started to gather outside of Levy Mall at 5.00am. In the time up to the starting gun went off, one could really feel the vibe that a…

Another great All Comer Meet!

On Saturday 23th of April another All Comers meet took place at Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC) in Lusaka. Once again the weather was on our side when we conducted the third Allcomer Meet this year. The temperature and the wind were good and everything was set for good performances. Following disciplines were conducted: 100m,…

Kabange and Brian at the World Indoor Championship in Portland

Between March 17 and March 20 the 16th World Indoor Championships were held in Portland, United States. The venue for the occasion was the Oregon Convention Center, which was fitted with the necessary 200m track and seating for 8000 spectators. More than 500 athletes from 144 countries competed, and the 8000 seats were sold out…

Measuring of the Lafarge Lusaka Marathon course

In the first weekend of March Norrie Williamson, who is an IAAF approved Course Measurer from Durban, South Africa, visited ZAAA to measure the route for the 2016 Lafarge Lusaka Marathon. After long days trough out the weekend, the different routes were finally measured properly, and it is satisfying to present routes that are approved…

Kids’ Athletics – the future of Zambian athletics

The IAAF Kids’ Athletics program was implemented in Zambia in 2013. The background for the implementation was an urge to develop athletics at the grassroots level in the country. In June 2013, 45 persons engaged in Zambian Athletics participated at a national course at OYDC, and every province was represented. The foundation for a national…

The National Championship for Kids’ Athletics

On the 7th of November, the National Championship for Kids’ Athletics was held at OlympAfrica Centre in Lusaka. On the day of the event, the sun was shining bright over the venue. As the Kids’ Athletics Zambia focuses on the age group 11-12, Joseph Daka, the National Coordinator for Kids’ Athletics, also had invited kids…

Preparations for the Kids’ Athletics National Championship

One of the teams that competed in the Kids Athletics National Championship was the Despotes Community School team. This community school is situated on the west side of Lusaka, more specifically in the Zingaluma/Soweto compound. The Despotes Community School team has been one of the most active Kids Athletics teams in the Lusaka province. They…

Coaches from ZAAA present at the 2015 Regional Coaches Conference

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of October ZAAA was represented with two coaches, Douglas and Sidney, at the 2015 Regional Coaches Conference. The conference was conducted at Olympic Youth Development Center (OYDC), and gathered about 60 participants from eight countries in Southern Africa. The aim was to create a platform where experts, coaches, and…

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