#012 Sport World in lockdown: Sport for Development

Podcast lockdown_banner Michael Flockhardt

Episode Summary

In this episode of our special series we speak to Michael Flockhardt, Founder of Sportstec International Development Agency in South Africa, about how learners in vulnerable communities have been affected by the lockdown and how Sportstec are trying to find ways to support coaches, educators and students through their Sport2Life Programme in this difficult situation.

Full Show Notes

Looking at the new reality of the current Coronavirus crisis through the eyes of SportWorkers from all around the world. From March 2020, most Sport Events cancelled or postponed, offices in lockdown, travelling is restricted. How does this affect sport professionals’ daily work, income, livelihood? What are the challenges and opportunities of this crisis for the Sports World?

We continue with our mini-series during this Covid-19 outbreak. In these short episodes, we talk to sport business professionals and athletes from around the world. What challenges are they facing and what measures have they put in place to deal with this unprecedented situation and we hear insights directly from these industry-leading actors.

As a reminder, we are also working from home these days, so please accept our apologies if the audio quality is not up to our usual “Studio best”! Our hosts Sarah and Alexandra have been calling our guests from their homes, in different countries, making this a truly global mini-series.

Today we hear from Michael Flockhart, Founder of Sportstec International Development Agency based in South Africa. He gives insights about how “learners” in vulnerable communities have been affected by the lockdown and how Sportstec are trying to find ways to support coaches, educators and students with their Sport2Life Programme during these difficult times.

Guest:

Michael FLOCKHARD
Director of Sportstec, an International Development Agency based in South Africa. Sportstec is using sport as a vehicle to deliver social change interventions with public and private partners. When schools were closed in South Africa on 18 March, the Sportstec coaches were unable to continue their work with children around the country.

Hosts: Christiaan Page, Sarah Crumbach and Alexandra Volkova 

Podcast Team: Donata Taddia, Surbhi Kuwelker, Tatiana Ghigonetto, Gustavo Arellano, Pablo Rosetti, Torin Koos, Diogo Jurema

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