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    Prominent Gweru sports coach Stoddart dies



    NONSIKELELO NGWENYA
    GWERU BUREAU

    GWERU
    – Prominent sports coach in the city of Gweru Albert Peter Stoddart has died. He was 59.
    Stoddart died at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Monday after short illness. He was aged 59 years.
    Stoddart was employed at Anderson Adventist School as a sport coach. He has also coached sports in several schools including Thornhill High, Nashville High, Stanley and Cecil John Rhodes Primary.
    Currently he was coaching Midlands under 16 hockey team, under 19 provincial team. Together with his two sons they trained Midlands State University team for Zusa games and they won a gold medal.
    He had been coaching for more than 35 years.
    He has three sons, and one of them Shane is a coach for MSU hockey team. Another son Dyllan is in the Zimbabwe Hockeyteam.
    Stoddart leaves behind a wife, Gabrielle Pebbles who coaches basketball and is one of the best referees and a sport coaches in the country. She is currently coaching at Midlands Christian School (MCS).
    Stoddart's body will be cremated and there will be a memorial service on Friday.
    Stoddart attended his primary education at Stanley, went to Fountain High School in Bulawayo. He then joined the army. He started sporting activities as a P.E teacher in Harare.
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