A five-member delegation of the Badminaton International Club of Ghana (BICGhana) paid a courtesy call on the Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Prof. Peter Twumasi, to formally introduce their group to the authority during the Yuletide.
The delegation, made up of old badminton players based in Ghana and abroad, was led by the President of the club, Dr Albert Rockson, who informed the director-general that the BICGhana is a registered NGO with a current membership of 25 members.
He added that the primary objective of the club was to support and complement government's efforts at promoting and developing badminton in Ghana.
According to him, the support would cover rackets, shuttles, nets, mats, playing courts and other logistics, as well as player development.
Dr Rockson assured Prof. Twumasi that the BICGhana would have a working relationship with the Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG) in the executing of its primary objective to promote and develop badminton in the country.
He hinted that the BICGhana would formally be inaugurated in January or February this year.
Prof. Twumasi expressed satisfaction with the group and advised the leadership to collaborate and work closely with the BAG to develop the game and particularly help promising players to gain international exposure and prepare them for international competitions.
He encouraged old players of other federations to take a cue from the BICGhana and develop upcoming players in their respective disciplines.
The acting Deputy Director (Technical) of the NSA, Mr Kwame Amponfi Jnr, also expressed joy at the formation of such a club by old badminton players to share their experiences and resources with the badminton fraternity.
He reiterated the call by Prof. Twumasi on the group to complement and work with the BAG which is the national federation duly recognised by the NSA to coordinate badminton activities in Ghana.
Other members of the BIGGhana delegation were Mrs Juliana Amihere (USA), Mr Kwesi Amihere (USA), Mr Godwill Ntarmah (Ghana)] and Mr Lawrence Ofosu-Agyare (Ghana).