FCTC-team wins Kids Athletics Platinum League

Our Kids Athletics team came out as winner of the Platinum League event that took place in Kibinge, on 12 and 13 December 2020.

Twelve of our young stars competed with age mates from Kibinge, Kampala, Omoro and Agago. In throwing, jumping and running events!

The event was organized by a team of trained officials from these Communities, with our own Fred and Martin as the lead organizers.

Apart from the competitive element, the Platinum League once again proved to be a platform for building friendship and learning new skills.

Back in Kapchorwa we celebrated the success with cake, music and games!

Next are two interviews about the Kibinge event, one with Sarah (U15 athlete) and one with David (coach & official).

Interview Sarah Chebet

Hi! My name is Chebet Sarah from Cheptilyal village and I study in Kaminy primary school. I train with the From Coach to Coach project almost every morning and evening of the week. I have acquired many skills. I love cross country races because running in the field is more gentle and interesting than on the road.

The year 2020 has been good for me, majorly because I traveled and got exposed. The Kibinge-Masaka event was a great experience, I came home with many medals.

My dream is to run and win races like Stephen Kiprotich! In order to achieve that we need a female coach.

Interview David Cherop

The year 2020 started well but towards the middle it was not good. When the pandemic started, we were not able to meet with coaches and share. Training was hard as it had to be you alone or two people. Yet you can train better if you are with more than five people. Running needs teamwork. The good thing about this year was when the lockdown was eased down, we have been able to train and we made the trip to Kibinge-Masaka.

Coaching has done a lot for me and I have gained a lot of skills. I have been able to meet different coaches and share different ideas. When an event or race is far, we train three times a week but when an event or race is near, we train six times a week. My name is Cherop David from Kapenguria. I am a teacher by profession as well as a coach for kids and an athlete.

During the Kibinge-Masaka event we were able to have some trips around Masaka, to move to farms. I learnt about piggery. Earlier on I had a negative attitude towards piggery but now I was inspired to start piggery.
My prayer is for the pandemic to come to an end. We need to get a camp for the kids as a result of the trip. The kids performed but when we get a camp, we can perform better and get more Joshua’s (red: Joshua Cheptegei) and Kiplimo’s (red: Jacob Kiplimo) in the future.

 

We are currently training for a next event to take place in Omoro, in the northern part of Uganda.

Thanks to all our friends for the support in this event!

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