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Betway Launches Skills Hub Training Programme

Betway South Africa has launched a new sports-focused skills development programme.

That’s to further the sports betting provider’s efforts to propel the development of community sport.

The #BetwayCares Skills Hub is a nationwide programme that aims to bridge the gap between the shortage of skills programmes and the employability of the South African community during challenging economic times, such as the country is currently experiencing. Betway will be travelling the country and affording communities a platform on which to enhance their coaching, refereeing and administration skills through accredited courses and workshops provided through the Skills Hub.

Building on the success of the #BetwayCares CSI programme, Betway will now be partnering with various sports federations, training institutions and key stakeholders to bring lasting solutions to the challenges faced by the sports fraternity, including a lack of trained coaches, officials and administrators.

“Betway remains committed to developing the South African community that will one day contribute to creating a thriving nation for all,” said Betway SA Marketing Manager, David Rachidi, at the virtual launch of the #BetwayCares Skills Hub. “As a caring brand that is deeply invested in giving back, we felt that it was important for us to unlock opportunities that will empower and contribute to building sustainable sporting communities. While the need for equipment and apparel remains a dire need for most communities, it was equally important that we cast the net wider to identify and tackle the root cause of the challenges faced by our communities. Working closely with our partners, we believe the #BetwayCares Skills Hub will play a fitting role in bridging this gap, while at the same time significantly reducing the ripple effect caused by the shortage of qualified leaders in our community sports organisations, clubs and programmes.”

Betway has also reinforced its commitment to aiding the development of the differently abled and women-led sports organisations that remain on the sidelines when it comes to support.

The sports betting provider is also partnering with a number of South African sports personalities who all share a passion for giving back. They include former Proteas cricketer, Makhaya Ntini, former Banyana Banyana captain, Simphiwe Dludlu, former Springbok captain, Victor Matfield, and SA Netball senior national team assistant coach, Dumisani Chauke, with the sports icons taking part in the various monthly training programmes.

“Working closely with Betway last year through its #BetwayCares programme demonstrated the brand’s keen interest in giving back to communities in a meaningful way,” said Dludlu. “The #BetwayCares Skills Hub comes at an opportune time where there is a serious need for skills training in our communities. While football remains my passion, I am even more excited to see how the #BetwayCares Skills Hub will empower individuals across different sporting codes across the country.”

Betway will soon announce the different dates, venues and details of the #BetwayCares Skills Hub roll-out and how communities can be a part of it.

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