Warren Lucas is the Foundation’s newest board member. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sports and Exercise Sciences focusing on the effects of Physical Education on the development of physical literacy in the Western Cape. Warren is a Lecturer in the field of Sports Science and Sport for Development at the University of the Western Cape. He works closely with Non-Profit Organizations, such as the South African Gymnastics Federation, and assists with providing research findings regarding participation in gymnastics with the endeavour to create opportunities for children to join gymnastics and experience the physical, cognitive and socioemotional benefits that the sport of gymnastics has to offer at provincial and national levels. Warren also volunteers with patients who suffer from Huntington’s Disease (HD) with the Huntington’s Association of South Africa (HASA), in providing recreational and exercise therapy to patients with HD to improve gross and fine motor skills, overall balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination.
For the Foundation for Sport, Development, and Peace, Warren leads up the Youth Programme in partnership with Prof. Christo de Coning. The Youth Heritage Games has become one of the Foundation’s main projects which take place concurrently to the Annual Cape Town International Sport and Peace Conference. Warren is passionate about youth development with the aim of developing confidence and generic skills, especially those of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation, through using sport as the medium to achieve this.