In Zanzibar, you can do voluntary service as a football or track and field coach. You don’t have to be a professional trainer, but you should have good knowledge in the particular sport you want to train.
The organization “Zanzibar Football Standard and Talents Advancement“ has set itself the goal to discover football talent and to promote and bring football to the island to a higher level. In addition, it aims to offer meaningful and healthy recreational activities to children and young people through football, to keep them away from the dangers of drug abuse or crime.
Work is organized through 15 local volunteers who regularly scout for talent on the island, watching games that are held in various locations. Currently, 45 talents have been identified and they meet every Saturday and Sunday at the “Samulizi Ground” behind the big Amani Stadium in Zanzibar to train.
- Volunteers are welcome, both for talent searching, as well as football training. Since the organization is unable to offer a full-time placement for foreign volunteers, an activity in Zanzibar Football Standard and Talents
- Advancement can be combined with inserts in other sports clubs. You can also offer sports activities in youth clubs.
- Some of our former football volunteers in Zanzibar have also organized tournaments where the various village and district clubs participated. Details are available in the tab “More Info”.
ZANZIBAR AMATEUR ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION
The “Zanzibar Amateur Athletics Association” conducts Athletic Training for all ages, for both male and female athletes. Participants train the athletes in sprinting, mid and long-distance running, as well as for jumping and throwing events.
Some athletes take part in international competitions and achieve benefits that help them qualify to participate in world championships and the Olympic Games.
The women in Zanzibar especially, have been successful sprinters. Mr. Gulaam, the head of the Association has participated several times at the World Championships in the 400-meter hurdles.
Because of the high temperatures in the afternoons, training usually takes place early in the morning from about 6:30 a.m. in the Amani Stadium, the great stadium of Zanzibar. There are electronic measuring systems used here. In addition, from about 4.30 p.m., the parks of Maisara are frequented by the sports clubs here, and training for athletics and soccer are held daily.