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THE Zimbabwe Karate Union have set the date for their annual meeting to be held next month in Harare to deliberate on various issues pertaining to the sport.

The meeting is pencilled for January 23 with all stakeholders expected to attend as they review their progress in terms of improving the quality of the sport and plan for next year.

ZKU president, Joe Rugwete said they will be touching on different issues but the major highlight is the code of ethics to be tabled during the meeting.

“It’s going to be a routine meeting, receive the report of the national executive and the technical directors. But the major highlight is the code of ethics to be tabled during the meeting. It will cover the behaviour and conduct of people in the national team.

“We had the national code of conduct last year but this one is specifically focusing on the relationship between officials and athletes and officials and officials, the way they should be governed.

“We are going to review our strategy which started to be implemented in 2013. It looks at the long-term athletes development where we are looking at junior development and also selection of athletes and talent identification as well.

“It also deals with participation at International events, training of officials, administrators, athletes and general management of the Union,” said Rugwete. Rugwete said they are also hoping to decentralise the sport to other provinces and working with schools for their junior development programmes.

“The strategy also looks at how to increase membership and to decentralise karate from Harare. We want to introduce karate in schools where we want to work with Naph and Nash.

Source : The Herald