About SOCGA

About Us

VISION
To be the Model NOC that is recognized for quality, innovation and success. This efficiently and effectively meets the expectations of its stakeholders and inspires Swazis through sport and the Olympic Ideals.
MISSION
To protect and promote Olympic Movement and Commonwealth Games Federation and contribute to national development in Swaziland by supporting and developing elite sport and Sports for All programmes
VALUES:
Respect We believe in respect for all human beings and for the environment.
Fairness We believe in fairness on and off the field of play, as characterized by equality, integrity and trust.
Integrity We stand by the view that the integrity of our individual and collective behaviours is the cornerstone of who and what we are.
Excellence We aspire to and measure ourselves against defined expectations of excellence in all areas of our activities and relationships. Encourage new ideas and willingness to take risks.
Fun We believe that enjoyment and fun have to be an integral part of our behaviour in order to achieve our vision and mission.
OUR HISTORY

For Swaziland, it all started after post Independence (1968) when King Sobhuza II commissioned Ian Hodgkinson to set up the Commonwealth Games Association. In 1972 it was recognised as the Swaziland Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (SOCGA) after becoming a member of the International Olympic Committee and was headed by David Sibandze. Two athletes, namely Richard Mabuza and Phil Sergeant, competed in the 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games, and the country has attended nine Summer Olympic Games to date, missing out only on the Games of Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980. Swaziland has also competed once in the Winter Olympic Games in 1992 in Albertville, France, and was represented by alpine skier Keith Fraser. Since 1972, SOCGA has developed into a multifaceted sports organization pursuing its primary goal of promoting the Olympic Movement and Olympism throughout the Kingdom of Swaziland and leading Swazi Athletes to Olympic Games every quadrennial. It is SOCGA’s belief that it will be able to blend sport with culture and education to promote Olympism, cultivate ethical and moral values, foster friendship and contribute to nation building. The role of the Olympic movement is to promote the development of those physical and moral values forming the basis of sport.