Development

Portugal Pursuing Olympic Solidarity Development of National Sports System

By Tim Foley

LISBON (May 21) – The Portugal Wrestling Federation has been accepted into the Olympic Solidarity Development of National Sports System (DNSS) program.

The five stage plan began in February and has since completed additional phases in April and May. The fourth phase will be in September and the fifth in December. The five phases were staggered throughout the nation to help promote nationwide participation in the sport. The final plans call for unified education and development.

The program is being led by Luis FONTES, coach and Technical Director for the Portugal Wrestling Federation.

United World Wrestling encourages eligible National Federations to apply the program through their National Olympic Committee. The maximum amount that one National Federation could receive is 30,000 USD through the development program.

The details of this program is on our web in the development section, the link is as follow:

https://unitedworldwrestling.org/sites/default/files/c03en-development-of-national-sports-system.pdf

For more information, please email [email protected]

Development

United World Wrestling and Partners Host “Wrestling 4 All Open Day” in South Africa

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (November 30) -- United World Wrestling, in partnership with Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and coordination by the South African Wrestling Federation, is hosting a “Wrestling 4 All Open Day” December 1st in Randburg South Africa.

The event has been coordinated in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

“We are happy to be partnered with the [OHCHR] for this event,” said United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic. “Our goal is to grow the sport of wrestling and show it’s unique power to bring people together through sport. We believe that wrestling can be physical fitness and fun for all ages, but also allow for better dialogue among those who have disagreements.”

The “Wrestling 4 All Open Day” is an opportunity for kids, youth and adults in the area to participate in a variety of wrestling-related events. In addition to an Olympic style wrestling tournament there will be beach wrestling and fitness activities. There day will also feature United World Wrestling’s “Wrestle4Fun” program run by human rights champion Mpho MADI (RSA). Children up to 13 years of age are eligible to participate in the games session.

Athletes learning more about wrestling-specific conditioning and training earlier this year in Croatia (Photo: Max Rose Fyne)

Coaches and athletes interested in high-level fitness certifications will also have the chance to participate in the day’s events. United World Wrestling global supplier Suples Wrestling, led by founder Ivan Ivanov, will host a two-day certification camp allowing attendees to learn more about how to utilize equipment for wrestling-based training.

The South African Wrestling Federation, with the support of its National Olympic Committee, is hosting an Olympic Solidarity UWW Level 1 coaches course and the Introduction to Refereeing simultaneously at the event.

A #standup4humanrights exhibition will also be on site, allowing visitors to learn more about the struggle for human rights and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The “Wrestling 4 All Open Day” will be held December 1 at the Danie Van Zyl Rec Center in Newlands, Randburg South Africa.