The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) is a parastatal whose purpose is to regulate and generally promote the development of sport and recreation in the country. SRC reports to the Ministry responsible for sport. The SRC’s operations are guided by a strategic plan which spans from 2015- 2018

The SRC is a creation of the 1989 Presidential Commission of inquiry into the organization of sport and recreation in the country. Based on its recommendations, the SRC came into being on 1 September 1991 through an Act of Parliament Chapter 25:15 of 1991, revised in 1996.


An active nation transformed and empowered through vibrant sport and recreation.


To create an enabling environment for the delivery of quality sport and recreation programmes that enhances participation by all.


In order to fulfill its vision and mission, the SRC is guided by the following values:

Team Work

SRC is committed to cooperating with key players and stakeholders in the execution of its mandate.


Taking responsibility in the use of resources and execution of programmes


Engendering value proposition, value addition and beneficiation through sport.


Operating ethically with openness and clarity of purpose

Life Long Learning

Encouraging, supporting and nurturing continuous learning, creativity, innovation and development.

Ubunthu / Unhu

Subscription to the embodiment of virtues that celebrate the mutual, social responsibility, trust, sharing, selflessness, self-reliance, caring and respect for each other.


The Sports and Recreation Commission succeeded the Sports Council in 1991 and its is mandate is to:

To promote, coordinate, control, develop and foster the activities of sport and recreation

To ensure the proper administration of organizations undertaking the promotion of sport

To promote the highest standards of sportsmanship

To authorize national and international sporting and recreational activities

To advise the Government of the needs of sport and recreation;

To endeavour to ensure that opportunities for sport and recreation are made available to all persons in Zimbabwe

To endeavour to provide coaches, instructors and courses for sports, either free or on the payment of reasonable fees

To determine, grant and supervise national sports awards to outstanding sportspersons and sports administrators.

To assist registered national associations, registered clubs, schools, colleges and universities in the recruitment of coaches and instructors

To endeavour to ensure that recreational facilities are established in such work places as the Board considers appropriate

To establish, maintain and operate establishments for the accommodation of visiting sports teams or recreational clubs, or groups of persons engaged in furtherance of the purposes of the SRC Act

To undertake special projects, with the approval of the Minister, including fund raising, marketing and trading activities, in furtherance of the purposes of the Act

To negotiate with registered clubs and registered national associations to ensure that recreational facilities are fully utilized

To oversee training programmes for sportspersons

To develop, supervise and manage sporting facilities

To encourage the production of sporting goods