The one day event which will be held at the Escuela Nacional del Deporte in Cali, and will give opportunities for coaches from approximately 150 national associations to be more informed.
President of SLAA, Mr. Abdul Karim Sesay confirmed the country’s participation whilst the association public relations officer, Abu Bakar ‘Sparky’ Barakah revealed that Coach Joseph Amara of Kenema will be Sierra Leone’s representative in the forum.
The speakers will include: IAAF Director of Development & Member Relations Malek El-Hebil, Dr Cristina Fink (USA), Duany Lebeque Ubaldy (CUB), Dr Wolfgang Killing-Muhlinghaus (GER), Dr Randall L Wilber (USA), and Prof. Dr Dietmar Schmidtbleicher (GER).
According to the world governing body, the conference will be the latest in the series of coaching seminars promoted and organised by the IAAF as part of its commitment to the development of the sport.
The forum follows the footsteps of the successful 1st IAAF World Junior Coaches Conference held in Eugene, USA, after the conclusion of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships there; and also the 2nd IAAF World Coaches Conference held in Moscow in August 2013 after the last IAAF World Championships.