BOTESSA has been and will continue to always find ways around obstacles to achieve its goals. On the 11th of November 2021 FNBB BOTESSA will be launching it’s Website to create better accessible content and news declination for its staff, students and others.
Part of these information will include all its activities and upcoming events. BOTESSA has since conducted online activities in line with the following COVID 19 protocols. With the State of Emergency (SOE) being lifted BOTESSA is gradually returning to play.
FNBB BOTESSA ONLINE NETBALL DEVELOPMENT COURSE
BOTESSA embarked on a journey to train its coaches and at the time online training was the more ideal route. Through Botswana Netball Association (BONA) BOTESSA was able to train its coaches online, the training was 2 months long with 2-hour sessions on Sundays. The course began on the 19th June 2021 with 57 participants and a total of 37 participants have managed to write the exam.
FNBB BOTESSA REFEREEING COURSE
On the journey to train BOTESSA coaches BOTESSA grouped up student coaches on the 28 June-02 July 2021 and trained them on BFA Refereeing course. The course was a week long held at Botswana Football Association (BFA). The Closing ceremony was live streamed on BOTESSA Facebook Page and had the BFA CEO, FNB Marketing Director and other distinguished guests.
FNBB BOTESSA SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCH
FNBB BOTESSA in partnership with Gaborone Universal College of Law & Professional Studies (GUC) on the 3rdJuly 2021 launched a scholarship programme for 11 students. The selected students were scheduled to study certificate courses of their choice with prospects to progress to diploma and ultimately degree depending on performance.
FNBB BOTESSA CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
As part of BOTESSA Corporate Social Responsibility, BOTESSA went out to the Tlokweng Main Kgotla a village on the southeaster district of Botswana where the BOTESSA Patron is housed. BOTESSA conducted a donation of PA speakers, Sanitizers, Thermometers, projector screen and a projector. The event was attended by the FNBB Director Marketing on a virtual platform. The event was live streamed on the BOTESSA page, Argus online and the voice newspaper.
FNBB BOTESSA ONLINE WOMEN IN SPORTS LEADERSHIP TRAINING
On the 12th – 13th of August BOTESSA conducted a leadership training titled Women in Sports Leadership training. It is imperative to highlight the point that BOTESSA is improving women involvement in sports. The training was conducted by Mrs T Magang and Ms G Mothibi who are equal partners of a company called Sport Management Agency (SMA)
FNBB BOTESSA TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
In partnership with Botswana Table Tennis Association (BTTA), BOTESSA conducted a table tennis tournament on the 18th September 2021 at BUAN. The tournament did not have spectators and had only official and players in order to observe COVID-19 protocols. BOTESSA and BTTA were live streaming the activities of the day.
FNBB BOTESSA (UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA TOKEN OF APPRECIATION)
It is the norm in the sporting world to appreciate partners and those that support you. BOTESSA had the chance to meet up with University of Botswana Top Management on the 10th September 2021 to present a token of appreciation. This token of appreciation was in line with thanking UB for hosting the 2018 CUCSA games.
One of our students Kesaobaka Johannes managed to scoop the FISU Ambassadorship certificate for the season 2021/22. The student had been attending online sessions and managed to complete and got awarded a certificate.
FNBB BOTESSA/BOBSA MERGER CONCEPT SIGNING
It is with great pleasure to announce FNBB BOTESSA /BOBSA merge. BOBSA is the Botswana Brigade Sports Association, an association managing brigade sports. It is important to highlight that also brigades are considered as institutions of higher learning hence the Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development has seen it fit to request the two associations to join.
The merger was led by a professional from the University of Botswana, Dr T. Tshube and they came up with a concept merger document that was signed on the 16th September 2021. BOBSA has a mammoth footprint in Botswana.
FNBB BOTESSA /SPORT MANAGEMENT AGENCY (MOU SIGNING)
After a successful training session of more than 35 BOTESSA women in sports BOTESSA then decided to join hands with Sport Management Agency and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The purpose of this MOU is for both parties to work closely with set goals and objectives. The event was held on the 7th October 2021 at Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC) warmup area.
FNBB BOTESSA /BFA D-LICENSE TRAINING COURSE
BOTESSA has had the chance to train its coaches through Botswana Football Association (BFA). The coaches underwent a week long training of the D-license. The Coaching course was running concurrently in Gaborone and Francistown. BOTESSA had around 48 participants in total who took part on the coaching clinic. Both the North and South parts of Botswna conducted a closing/awarding ceremony and invited media houses. Below are pictures of awarding certificates and training session in Gaborone Lekedi grounds Botswana Football Association.
FNBB BOTESSA GENDER DEVELOPMENT & SPORTS TRAINING
On the 21st and 22nd BOTESSA women were being trained yet again by Sports Management Agency. They were being trained on Gender Development and Sports. Mrs T Magang and Ms G Mothibi, founders of the agency, yet again facilitated the training. The training was held at Institute of Health Sciences, Gaborone and saw women from as far as Maun, Francistown and the likes of Lobatse attending the event.