Muscat: In partnership with bp Oman, Oman Paralympic Committee concluded the third level of the National Paralympic Coaching Course at the Amal Club in Muscat. The course trained 23 coaches, six of which are Oman Sail coaches, to obtain a nationally accredited certificate in the field of para-sports. The coaching course is delivered as part of the SailFree programme, implemented in partnership with Oman Sail.
The coaches were trained in the advanced level to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge in para-sports. This level focused on planning training programmes, leadership and coaching for people with disabilities, support equipment and available technologies as well as how to prepare for championships.
Shamsa Al-Rawahi, bp Oman social investment manager, commented: “We value embracing diversity in society, and this programme is a great example of how we can provide equal opportunities to society in sports. We are proud of our partnership with Oman Paralympic Committee and their huge efforts to empower positive changes in paralympic sports within our community.”
Dr. Mansoor Al Tauqi, President of the Oman Paralympic Committee, further added: “Developing local capabilities especially in the technical field is one of strategic goals at the committee. The success of this programme depends on the presence of skilled, competent trainers. This course plays an important role in building a national system to train and quality paralympic sports trainers.”
Dr. Khamis Al Jabri, CEO of Oman Sail commented: “We are happy that through our partnership with Oman Paralympic Committee and bp Oman we can equip our local trainers with the necessary skills and knowledge and improving the standards of the services available for athletes with disabilities. The course will also improve the trainer’s communication skills with the athletes targeted within the sailing schools involved in the programme.”