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 Prof Christo De Coning sports the Tim Noakes Award

Prof Christo De Coning sports the Tim Noakes Award

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Extraordinary Professor Christo de Coning from the Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Science and Development (ICESSD at UWC), recently received the 2013 Tim Noakes Award for Science and Research from the Western Cape Provincial Government. He received the award at the Western Province Sport Awards Evening on Friday 14 March 2014 for two research projects, namely The Case for Sport as well as for the publication Sport and Development Policy in Africa, which he co-authored with Prof Marion Keim.

In presenting the award, it was stated that ‘Prof Christo de Coning from the ICESSD, UWC has contributed in an outstanding way to the provincial, national and international understanding of the role of sport in development’.  His recent and original research on The Case for Sport in the Western Cape Province resulted in a comprehensive and unique report of 400 pages on the socio-economic impact of Sport on development using a survey, case studies and storytelling. The other recognized project which he undertook in collaboration with Prof Marion Keim, involved an extensive analysis of sport and development policies of ten selected African countries.

Prof de Coning’s award extends the international recognition which the ICESSD already enjoys and continues the research excellence set by Prof Marion Keim, the Centre’s director who received the same award last year.


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