WBSC holds Baseball5 courses for OlympAfrica Foundation
16/05/2023 1 Minute Read

WBSC holds Baseball5 courses for OlympAfrica Foundation

Educational initiatives are part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2021.

The OlympAfrica bi-annual network meeting opened in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Tuesday, 9 May, and will run through Thursday, 18 May.

The meeting involves all the OlympAfrica Centres directors and represents the occasion to report on the ongoing projects.

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2021, the WBSC attended the meeting to hold a new Baseball5 course for the directors of the Centres. One session was dedicated to the French-speaking countries on Thursday, 11 May, and a second was reserved for the English-speaking nations on Monday, 15 May.

The course included classroom activity and a field demonstration of rules and training drills. The final 90 minutes of the day were dedicated to friendly games betweeen the participants

It's the second educational for OlympAfrica Centres after the one held in March 2022 for the seven Centres which first decided to develop the five-on-five version of baseball/softball: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and Zambia.

The OlympaFrica Foundation, chaired by Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) President Mustapha Berraf, aims to strengthen the Olympic Movement's impact on the education and life of African youth. It runs 43 Centres all over the continent.

Cape Coast, Ghana, is hosting the first-ever Baseball5 Youth African Championship, a qualifying tournament to the inaugural WBSC Baseball5 Youth World Cup.