BAG launches schools programme at WASHS

The Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) has launched its Badminton in Schools Programme (BSP), at the West Africa Senior High School (WASHS) in Accra.

The launch was the 164th this year, since the commencement of the initiative.

BAG has set a target to introduce badminton to at least 200 schools across the country by the end of the year under the BSP.

Under the BSP, 154 teachers from various schools were trained in June to assist in providing technical guidance to students, who want to get involved in badminton.

WASHS will enjoy technical support from the Adenta Badminton Club as well as logistic support.

Mr Yeboah Evans, president of BAG said at the launch that, the Association was happy with the growing popularity of the sport, adding that the interest from the students was encouraging.

“We have linked our clubs (the community clubs, the veteran clubs, and social clubs) to the schools; so that they can be able to monitor and provide developmental assistance when necessary.”

Mr Ken Gbeve, Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Badminton Association noted that it was a remarkable achievement for the region, because it was a giant step towards achieving their goal of developing the sport at the grass-root level.

Mr Emmanuel Otu Mensah, a staff of WASHS said, the school was happy with the opportunity to unearth talents to help a national course.

“This would go a long way to affect the lives of students and we are very happy and we hope that through this one of them becomes a national player or an international player”.

BAG would organise a national championship for schools in December and the winner of the championship would represent Ghana in the Africa Schools Championship, which would also be hosted in Ghana in December. –GNA

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