The 45-day regional tour by personnel from the World Taekwondo Federation’s Peace Corps started last week as the team held its first demonstration at Bolgatanga, the regional capital of the Upper East Region.
Under the auspices of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, the Peace Corps made up of three fighters and an interpreter would hold several demonstrations across six regions where the GBA hopes to establish the sport.
Led by the GTF’s Secretary General, Charles Amofa, the team put up a performance on Friday, July 15 at the just ended Upper East regional basic schools sports festival which took place at the Bolgatanga Senior High school.
They held several demonstrations and training programmes for members of the Eagle Taekwondo Club in Bolgatanga. It attracted a respectable number of participants.
On the following day, the Corps had a training session with the Evergreen International Preparatory School Taekwondo Club, bringing in attendance kids aged between five and seven who were taken through the basics of the taekwondo.
The team has also visited the Zorko and Bongo Senior High Schools and had training sessions as well as the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School and the Bolgatanga Senior High Schools.
According to the leader of the team, Amofa, the Northern regional leg begun in Tamale yesterday with the team expected to hold similar demonstrations with schools and taekwondo clubs.
The team will round up the tour in the Central and Greater Accra Regions.
Before the commencement of the tour, the Corps, led by GTF President, Frederick Lartey Otu visited a number of top sports administrators in the country, notably, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Minister and Deputy respectively, of Youth and Sports, Joe Kpenge, Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Saka Acquaye and Joshua Mensah, all personnel of the NSA.