By Delicious Mathuthu
The Zimbabwe Handball Federation (ZHF) has chosen Gweru Sports Club to be the country’s beach handball center and will construct two state of the art beach handball fields at the facility in preparation of the August 2019 National Youth Games.
The federation said it has chosen Gweru Sports Club to be the center of the game in Zimbabwe owing to its centrality and has already applied for the availing of land by the club.
In a letter addressed to the club, ZHF Secretary General Edson Chirowodza said the federation in Zimbabwe has managed to successfully introduce the sport in all Provinces, which is rapidly growing in country.
“We kindly request for land to construct two beach handball fields. Each field to occupy a space of 30×50 meters of river sand.
“Zimbabwe Handball Federation has successfully introduced the game of handball in all Provinces including primary schools, secondary schools, tertiary colleges, community clubs and uniformed forces,” he wrote.
“Against this background we therefore kindly request for your support in providing facilities for Beach Handball as the ZHF Board has chosen Gweru as a center as it is central within the country,” Chirowodza said.
Gweru Sports Club Chairman John Makuwalo said this development is part of the many applications which the club has of late received as companies and sports organisations.
“People love their club; various stakeholders are now coming on board to make sure Gweru Sports Club is a force to reckon with.
“On my desk I have received lots of applications of companies and sports organisations as the Ministry of Sports and the Sports and Recreation Commission are working flat out in mobilizing resources and bringing partners on board for Gweru Sports Club,” he said.
Gweru Sports Club is currently battling council to block takeover as the Local Authority seeks to demolish the structure to pave way for commercial investors, a move that has been met with resistance from central government, residents and sports stakeholders.