Bindura junior athletes are in top form for the 2019 athletics season following a month long camp over the school holidays.

Promising athletes from Taflow Athletics Club who completed the festive holiday in camp preparing for local and international track and field events are optimistic they will be in top form this season.

Guiding the budding athletes, former national pole vault record holder Stephen Mujaji expects hard work to reap rewards, words echoed by NASH 10 000m under 20 boys finalist Godwin Katakura and girls under 18 rising 400m star Tsitsi Karanda.

“We are trying to come up with a strong team this year through these preparations and we have three or four athletes that we pinning our hopes on to qualify for World Junior Championships,” said Mujaji.

Club director Tafadzwa Chitiyo plans to organise provincial events as he stressed the importance of more competitions for the youths.

“Our athletes are not getting enough competitions that’s why we are struggling to have athletes who represent the country internationally,” he said.

Athletes to participate in Africa and World Junior Championships will be drawn from qualifying competitions stirred by the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ).

This year’s Africa Junior Championships are slated for 16-20 April in Cote d’Ivoire while World Junior Championships are set for Japan in May.