Harare Metropolitan Province Nash Athletics Competition – Powered by First Mutual
The National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH) partnered First Mutual for the Harare Province athletics competition held on Friday 4 March 2016 at Eaglesvale School, Harare. Approximately 300 athletes from the 7 districts in Harare competed to qualify for the NASH National Competition held in Mutare at Hillcrest College from 16 to 17 March 2016. The NASH National competitions subsequently selected the best athletes for the regional tournament held in Namibia, from 5 to 7 May 2016.
This event is part of the First Mutual in the community initiatives which aims to promote a raised the standard of living through various corporate social responsibility initiatives. Through this sponsorship, First Mutual is supporting and promoting sports in schools as sport is an important element in the education curricula, and indeed is now a professional career that is sustaining many individuals globally. In addition, First Mutual, through the First Mutual Foundation provides orphans and vulnerable children with educational support to reintegrate into formal school. The total number of primary and secondary school children supported to date is 110 plus three university students studying medicine, risk insurance and commerce respectively and this development complements its support for education and child development.
The main discipline for the NASH Harare Province Competition was athletics and included in the track and field events were long jump, shot put, triple jump, discus and javelin. Each event took one participant from each of the seven districts. There were a total of one hundred and ten (110) track and field events.
The National Association of Secondary Heads comprises all secondary and high schools in Zimbabwe, and NASH Harare Province is composed of eighty five (85) secondary schools in the Harare Province seven districts which include Chitungwiza District, Mbare – Hatfield District, Glen View – Mufakose District, Warren Park – Mabelreign District, Northern – Central District, Tafara – Mabvuku District and High Glen – Highfield District
NASH’s main objective is to promote sports in secondary schools. It organizes sports in many sporting disciplines including athletics, soccer tennis, netball, basketball and rugby amongst others. Competitions are organized from inter-house level at school level up to regional level. NASH is a member of COSSASA (Confederation of School Sports Associations of Southern Africa) comprising of Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Angola and Zimbabwe.