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Gaboeme Part and Parcel Of The Athletes Safeguarding Summit

GABORONE: Botswana Football Association safeguarding officer Ms. Galebowe Gaboeme was recently invited by The Sport Management Agency (SMA) which hosted athletes, coaches, media and sports administrators for a two-day summit on August 17-18, 2023, at Botho University in Gaborone under the theme of “My Safety, My Right,”. 

When launching the summit on Monday, 14 August 2023, Co-Director Game Mothibi said, “our summit will discuss 4 thematic areas, with distinguished moderators and panelists representing athletes, administrators and other officials.

 With this expertise, we are confident that there will be great discussions and important recommendations will come out of the summit. The summit was a platform to encourage open honest discussion on safety in sport, talk against abuse, harassment, poor practices, etc.

The summit brought together 120 delegates, including Safeguarding Officers and the media, to discuss critical safety measures for athletes, especially girls and women in Sports.

On the second day of the Athletes Summit started with a session discussing “Why athletes don’t tell and what do they need”

The panel was moderated by Merapelo  Mogojwe, Safeguarding Officer for  Basketball, included Seabotseng Bafeletse of BGBVPC, Lebowa Moroen the Journalist from Yarona FM, Tracy Shathani Chaba Disang  Volleyball Athlete, and Galebowe Gaboeme a  BFA  Safeguarding Officer

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Intermediate Referees Course Concludes Today

GABORONE: Botswana Football Association (BFA) through its technical department (Referees Department) held an Intermediate Referees Course closing ceremony. The course commenced on the 18th of March and ended today (22 March 2024).

A total of 37 participants from 9 regions took part in the course. The aim of the course is to bring regional referees up to the national level (first division).

The course was specifically organized for match officials from the southern and western blocks and was led by two local instructors, technical instructor Dintwa Dintwa and physical instructor Arone Masilo.

Congratulations to all the referees who successfully completed the Course!  It’s great to see the dedication and passion for football officiating in Botswana.

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