Badminton: Elective congress on Nov 9

BY: Kwame Larweh
Mr Evans Yeboah: President of the Ghana Badminton Association

The Ghana Badminton Association (GBA) will go for an elective congress on November 9 to elect new officers to serve for a new four-year term of office.

The association will elect national board members, including the president, vice-president, treasurer and five executive board members.

In a statement, the GBA President, Mr Evans Yeboah, said nominations and submissions of forms for contestants were opened till October 12 with only members who were in good standing for the 2017-2021 assessment period and who met the constitutional guidelines and criteria were eligible to put themselves up for elections.

Delegates eligible to vote and attend the congress via teleconference are 36 badminton community clubs in good standing, six regional associations, nine statutory committees and eight institutional affiliates.

100 scholarships on offer
Meanwhile the GBA, in collaboration with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) is offering 100 scholarships for young Ghanaian athletes and officials to benefit from World Academy of Sport Athlete Certificate programme and four full fledge degree programmes at Federation University, Australia.

The scholarship is an online course developed for aspiring young athletes aged between 15 to 18 years to gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to become successful and knowledgeable athletes.

One fully funded scholarship and four scholarships at 25 per cent are available for the Bachelor of International Sports Management degree offered by WAoS and Federation University. The course appeals to individual players and administrators looking to launch their careers in the sports industry and builds upon the programmes previously offered by BWF and WAoS.

According to Mr Yeboah, all applicants would need to be in good standing with their community clubs or school to be eligible to apply via GBA's website [ghanabadminton.org].