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National Sports Council of Zambia

The National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) which was created through an Act of Parliament  in 1977 under Cap 142 of the laws of Zambia to promote, coordinate, monitor, evaluate and register all sports associations. The functions and powers of the Sports Council of Zambia were reviewed in 1988 through No. Act 29 and Act No.13 of 1994. The National Sports Council of Zambia has forty-three (43) Associations that are affiliated to it to develop and implement grassroots and mass participation in sport aimed at increasing participation rates within their sports disciplines. It is managed by a Board appointed by the Honourable Minister of Sport for a period of four (4) years.

The main functions of the Council are as follows;

  1. Coordinates development of strategic plans on sport development in all the sports associations and ensures the adoption of approved standards of coaching, administration, and management in all aspects of sport delivery in line with international practice in sports;
  2. Carries out a supervisory role to ensure that the primary delivery of sport takes place at and through national sport and recreation associations;
  3. Establishes links with international sport bodies and technical cooperation assistance bodies, while assisting the National Sports Associations with strategic approach towards resource mobilization; and
  4. Coordinates budgets for sport and recreation development from National Sports Associations, as well as monitor disbursement and account for the Government grants through an effective internal system.