MOTTO: Developing the body and mind
Who we are
Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) is the umbrella body for all sports codes of the tertiary institutions of Botswana. This is an organization that was formed to provide organized sporting links amongst Post Secondary (Tertiary) Institutions in Botswana. Thus all tertiary institutions in Botswana are eligible to be members.
What we do
BOTESSA’s main objective is to propagate physical training and sport as an indispensable component of human personality development as well as development of friendship by and in sport competitions. In order to get all its affiliates involved in achieving this objective, BOTESSA is divided into three (3) brackets with cognate institutions as follows:
|Francistown College of Education
|University Of Botswana
|Gaborone Technical College
|Tonota College of Education
|Botswana College of Agriculture
|Selebi Phikwe Technical College
|Serowe College of Education
|Botswana Institute of Administration and Commerce
|Palapye Technical College
|Tlokweng College of Education
|Botswana Police College
|Automotive Training College
|Lobatse College of Education
|Lobatse Institute Of Health Sciences
|Wildlife Training Institute
|Molepolole College of Education
|Molepolole Institute Of Health Sciences
|Jwaneng Technical College
|Gaborone Institute Of Health Sciences
|Orapa Technical College
|Serowe Institute Of Health Sciences
|Maun Technical College
|Francistown Institute Of Health Sciences
|Roads Training Centre
|DRM School of Nursing
Each bracket has its own calendar of events based on the academic calendar of the institutions under it. BOTESSA then organizes National Outdoor (Ball, Racquet and Hitting Games), Indoor (Table Tennis, Chess, Darts etc.) and Athletics Championships on a yearly basis.
BOTESSA’s mandate also includes organizing clinics, workshops and allied courses that provide training and development of its affiliate’s members.
Regional and International Activities
BOTESSA is affiliated directly to the Confederation of Colleges and Universities in Southern Africa (CUCSA) and indirectly (through one of its affiliates) to the African University Sports Federation (FASU) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
BOTESSA participates in the activities of these bodies, the most recent being the 2004 CUCSA games which were held in Namibia with Botswana finishing on tops and the 2005 World Universities Games held in Turkey.
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