A three-day national Certified Leadership Course (CLC) on Sports for All and Physical Activity organised by the University of Ghana (UG) Sports Directorate and the Association for International Sports for All (TAFISA) ended at Legon on Friday.
It was attended by sports administrators, coaches mostly from UG, University of Professional Studies, University of Education, Right to Play and Street Children Empowerment Foundation (SCEF).
Participants were taken through several methods applied in promoting sports and ensuring the importance of physical activity has been realised by all.
Speaking at the end of the course, a commissioner of TAFISA and one of the resource persons, Peter Kapustin said the event was a holistic approach to handle sports management issues.
He stated that, “we sought for professionalism in management and coaching of different target groups; not just for high elite sports but children, persons with disability, women with different cultural backgrounds.
There were two panel discussions on topics ‘Sports as a means and not only to an end’ and ‘Sports Marketing and Public Relations’ with resource persons as Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, Magnus Rex Danquah, Mrs. Ethel Sackey, (Group Director, Right to Play), Dr. Mahmoud Abdul Mahmoud and Yaw Sakyi.
Director of Sports at the University of Ghana, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, who spoke on ‘Sports and Media Consumption and Community Development’ called on stakeholders to ensure that the benefit of sports is felt at communities and used as a tool for change.
TAFISA is a leading international sport for all organisations which focuses on bringing joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe.
By Michael D. Abayateye