A six-day capacity building workshop for netball umpires and coaches has been held at the University of Education with the aim of selecting umpires and coaches for Africa and the International Netball Federation.
The workshop which was jointly organised by the Physical Education (P.E) unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Netball Federation of Ghana (NFG) was aimed at upgrading the knowledge of umpires and coaches to meet international standard.
Participants at the workshop were taken through ethics and techniques of the sport and the philosophy of coaching.
Speaking at the workshop, the Director in-charge of P.E at the GES, Mr. Emmanuel Dormenyah urged participants to take the lessons seriously and ensure proper use of the knowledge acquired.
He said the training would expose them to the international world, adding that, the upcoming national basic schools sports festival would serve as a test for the lessons learnt.
He pledged the support of GES to help improve the standard of umpiring and coaching of the game across the country
The National President of NFG, Rev. E.D. Nikoi urged the participants to diligently apply the knowledge acquired to improve coaching and umpiring of the sport in the country.
He called on netball enthusiasts and officials in various regions across the country to develop the sport in their localities and regions.
Times Sports Reporter