Niamkey elected to Advisory Board of the International Council for Coaching Excellence

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (February 2) -- Deqa NIAMKEY, United World Wrestling's Development Director, has been elected as a Board Member of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) by the ICCE General Assembly during the 14th ICCE Global Coach Conference in Singapore.

"I am honored to join such a distinguished organization, working to enhance the coaching education pathways with renowned experts. UWW is working to establish a coaches certification program in collaboration with worldwide universities. Being a member of the ICCE advisory board will provide me with the tools to implement this exciting project," said Niamkey. "I would like to thank our President, Mr. Nenad Lalovic, for his trust and endorsement and ASOIF for their continued support."

Niamkey will serve in office for two years (2024-2025), with an option to be re-elected by the General Assembly in Athens in 2025.

More information on ICCE:
The mission of the ICCE is to lead and support the development of sport coaching globally.

The ICCE is a not-for-profit, global organization that aims to lead and develop sport coaching globally. ICCE members seek to enhance the quality of coaching at every level of sport.

The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) was established on September 24, 1997, by delegates representing 15 countries during the second International Coach Education Summit held at Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel. The idea of creating an international body to represent coaches and coaching was discussed by Uri Schaefer from Israel, Jurgen Kotzel from Germany and Sue Campbell from UK at the 1994 meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the Trainerakademie in Cologne, Germany.


UWW Academy launches three new courses aimed at sports administration

By United World Wrestling Press

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (January 15) --- Continuing its efforts to educate the stakeholders and develop a workforce of skilled individuals, the United World Wrestling’s Development Department has launched three new programmes on UWW Academy.

The courses on the UWW Academy, the official learning platform that covers multiple aspects of sports administration. The latest educational programmes added to the portal on December 14 are Managing Finances, Managing Marketing and Organising a Major Sport Event.

The UWW Academy, established under the leadership of UWW President Nenad Lalovic, is an all-encompassing online portal designed to educate, provide information, necessary learning tools and resources to be able to assist different stakeholders and enhance the knowledge and value of wrestling.

As part of UWW commitment to good governance and transparency, we established these courses to provide educational programmes and tools to all affiliated national federations. We are excited to see the improvements made by our stakeholders in these last years. Thanks to the various continental workshops organised at the occasion of the continental championships, the NFs have established a mid-long term strategic plan with the support of other sporting and non- sporting entities such as the; European Union, Olympic Council of Asia, ONOC, OS, etc.

Apart from the three newly released courses, the UWW Academy had published three courses earlier in the year, covering a wide range of important topics from a sports administration point of view. They included: Organising an Olympic Sport Organisation, Strategically Managing an Olympic Sport Organisation and Managing Human Resources.

The addition of all these courses, relevant to global wrestling, will give members from all nations an equal opportunity to benefit from it and play a role in the continued growth of the sport of wrestling.