Chief Operation Office

Ms Sumayya Khan

Sumayya Khan was appointed as SRSA's Chief Operating Officer in March 2010

  • Qualified as an educator from the former University of Durban-Westville, Specialising in Physical Education
  • Other qualifications: Diploma in Further Education, Diploma in Sports Management, various certificates in Leadership and Sports coaching and Administration, including a Sports Administrator’s Course accredited by the International Olympic Committee.
  • Physical Education teacher for 17 years, both primary and high school and coached amongst other: Netball, Volleyball, Athletics, Gymnastics and Cricket.
  • Qualified Bakers Mini Cricket, Level 1 and Level 2 Cricket Coach and was extensively involved in coaching Mini Cricket and running a Mini Cricket Centre on behalf of the Kwazulu-Natal Cricket Union for a period of 8 years.
  • Founding and Executive member of Women’s Cricket in Kwazulu-Natal and served three seasons as the team manager for the Under 19 KZN Women’s Cricket team.
  • Served on the National Sports Council (KZN NSC ) Development Committee .
  • KZN representative on an advisory committee for Women and Sport to the late former Minister of Sport in South Africa: Mr Steve Tshwete.
  • Moved into the public service in 1998 as Deputy Director of Sport and Recreation, in the KZN Department of Education and Culture.
  • Appointed Director: Cultural Services in the Ethekwini Region of the KZN Department of Education managing Sport and Recreation Development and Arts, Culture and Youth Affairs both for schools and communities.
  • In 2004 moved to the newly formed Department of Sport and Recreation, as acting Chief Director and was later appointed Chief Director.
  • In 2005, appointed as the first Head of Department of the newly promulgated Department of Sport and Recreation in KZN.
  • Part of the KZN Government fact finding delegation to Germany and Soccerex in Dubai in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  • Attended the Sports Colleges Conference in Telford, United Kingdom in January 2005, part of the British Council Dreams and Teams Project and the Global Friendship conference in India in 2009.
  • Represented South Africa at the World Conference on Women and Sport in Japan in 2007 and was one of three South African representatives at the International Olympic Committee Conference on Women and Sport in Jordan in 2008.

During her tenure at the Department Sport and Recreation in KZN the Department won the bronze and silver awards in 2008 and 2009 respectively at the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards focusing on Batho Pele.

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