The Treasurer of the Ghana Basketball Association (GBA) Madam Aurora Commodore-Toppar has donated basketballs and nets to the Aburi Girls’ Senior High School, in a bid to revamp the sport the school.
It was part of the executives’ resolve to raise the level of the game at second cycle institutions which they use as a platform to serve as launch pads for the development and promotion of the sport.
Speaking to the students after the donation, she said school was noted for producing good sports women but was unfortunate that standard has dropped.
“In the late 90s and the early 2000s Aburi Girls’ Senior High School was on top when it came to basketball. I was part of the squad that won the Eastern regional championships in 2000 and that is how good we were back then.”
She lamented the current state of the game in the school and other second cycle institutions nationwide and noted that there was a lot to be done to raise the standard for the sport.
She pledged to bring the old students to support theschool with infrastructure to entice more students to play basketball.
She urged the students to stay focused, keep to their books while harnessing and developing their talents.
An inter-house basketball competition was organized among eight houses namely Aberdeen, Irene Anderson, Sylvia Asempa, Barradale, Chapel, Edinburgh, Kilsyth and Royal Park Houses.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY