AmaZulu FC has formed a link with the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Science department with the goal to provide postgraduate students an opportunity to work more closely with a professional football team.
The link sees both parties looking to encourage direct contact and cooperation between their staff members and students.
In terms of their co-operation, AmaZulu is providing learning opportunities to the postgraduate students of the department.
These opportunities are primarily, but not limited to the AmaZulu junior structures (U13 – U19), and see the students deliver training programs designed by the AmaZulu High Performance Manager, Joshua Smith.
According to Smith the students will also assist in sport science testing and assessment on all performance levels.
“We finalized our link-up with the UKZN honours program students at the end of September. It’s a win-win setup, in that we provide the students with valuable practical time on the field, and they provide us with their skill-set and knowledge of strength and conditioning.”
“I have really enjoyed interacting with the students and seeing the conditioning coaches, bio’s and sport scientists of the future working with the Usuthu youth teams. A big thank you must be extended to Dr Rowena Naidoo, the head of the Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Science department, who was fundamental in facilitating the co-operation. We look forward to watching this grow from strength to strength,” said Smith.Share