The netball association (CHANETA) has organized a one week course for umpires and coaches ahead of another course to be conducted by the International Federation of Netball Association (IFNA) later in May.
CHANETA acting secretary general Rose Mkisi said the course started yesterday at Filbert Bayi Secondary School and ends on Sunday.
She said the course will help to prepare coaches and umpires to acclimatize with the IFNA course and clear some doubts.
Mkisi said CHANETA gears up to mould coaches and umpires into a good shape such that when the IFNA course gets underway, they will be adapting with minimum ease.
She said CHANETA has made sufficient preparations and lined-up competent instructors for the training.
The CHANETA official named the instructors as Malawi netball legend Merry Waya, Damian Chonya, national team netball coach Marry Protas and Rose Kisiwa.
“We want our umpires and coaches to be competent and understand the IFNA course. This course would put them in good mental shape before the international course,” claimed Mkisi.
The IFNA course to be conducted in May will be followed by an international netball tournament to be competed by teams from more than 16 countries.
According to Mkisi, the IFNA course aims at training umpires and coaches from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and other countries on the new rules which came into effect from January 1.