Wednesday, March 31, 2021

IWC chats to Neil Tovey about Setting up an Academy


South African sporting icon, Neil Tovey will be the latest guest in the next Intune With Coaching live webinar series edition, aimed at providing functional insight on what goes into setting up a sports academy, coaching clinic, and programme, with the focus primarily on football.

The hugely anticipated webinar will take place on Thursday, 01 April at 6 PM LIVE on Zoom Teams. Register HERE and get exclusive access to one of the country’s finest football administrative minds…for FREE.

This episode follows an interview with the Department of Basic Education’s Bongani Zondi around the regulations for the resumption of school sports, and the presentation given by Intune Communication and Entertainment Founder, Kassey Belluigi regarding the importance of building a brand as a coach.

Tovey, an ex-Bafana Bafana captain, led the nation to our only Africa Cup of Nations trophy which culminated with the famous two-nil triumph in the final against Tunisia in 1996, with former president Nelson Mandela working his Madiba magic at the stadium and across the nation.

Following an illustrious career that spanned nearly 20 years, where he represented Durban City, AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs for a combined 632 times while notching up 52 caps for the national team, the former central defender also took up coaching. He completed his UEFA A licence with a record 90% pass rate on his way to coaching in and winning the Rothmans Cup, Telkom Charity Cup, and the COSAFA Cup with Banyana Banyana.

Long before serving as the SAFA Technical Director between 2015-2020, Tovey also played an integral part in the forming of the Transnet School of Excellence in 1994, an academy that has since produced elite international and local stars such as Steven Pienaar and Bernard parker.

 During the QnA with host and Intune Communications and Entertainment Director, Shawn Belluigi, Tovey will be discussing the tools one needs to get an academy or clinic off the ground.

 This will include the approvals and policies required; the inclusion of education; scouting and recruitment; standard of coaching; coaching programmes; sponsorship; the possible challenges, including the impact of COVID-19, and much more.

 There will also be time set aside for the audience to pose their questions to Mr Tovey, to provide full value to the coaches and administrators.

 Ahead of the webinar, Belluigi confirmed the idea behind bringing in the stalwart and the choice of the topic: “The restrictions that were imposed due to the coronavirus have been lifted and now it is time to get back to playing school sport. Neil will help coaches setup their academies and coaching structures so we can get back to playing sport as soon as possible.

 “I cannot wait until we can spend our weekends watching our kids play their sport of choice and Neil will give us the tools to do it as quickly as possible, that’s what makes this episode so exciting.” he added.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Kassey Belluigi talks about making yourself a brand


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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Are schools able to return to playing sport? We talk to Bongani Zondi Deputy Director at the DBE


Bongani Zondi - Deputy Director: at Department of Basic Education in the Sport and Enrichment Directorate talks to coaches and administrators about the new government gazette that is going to come out in the near future. He talks about what schools can and cannot do, reporting structures that a school needs to follow before they are able to play again, PPE requirements and various other issues that schools face in returning to sport. Mr Zondi is responsible for coordination and management of sport and enrichment programmes in education. These include school sport, arts and culture programmes such as the choral programmes. Some of these programmes are performed in collaboration with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) as well as with a variety of partners such as the Motsepe Foundation and Transnet.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Cricket South Africa, SA Schools Rugby and Sporting talk about how schools can return to sport


Schools have been told that they can return to sport but what does that mean?

Can you return to sport? 

What does it mean that schools sport has returned?

Are there limits in the way that you can return to sport?

What happens if you break the rules in returning to sport?

We have asked Cricket South Africa, SA Schools Rugby Association and Sporting Lisbon in South Africa to answer these questions for us. There are some clearly defined rules of what schools and clubs can do and come that are not that clear. These rules are common amongst all sports. It will be interesting to see what the take is of governing bodies that deal with both contact and non contact sport.