The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) in partnership with premium high-definition (HD) satellite broadcast service provider, SES HD PLUS Ghana, has launched the “HD+ Kids Armwrestling Championship”, a programme aimed at encouraging children to participate in armwrestling.
The tournament opened to children aged between 12 and 16 years and will comprise three regional contests and a final slated for October 28, 2022, in Accra.
The regional competitions will take place in Accra on August 27, Takoradi on September 17 and Kumasi on October 7, 2022.
The top 200 finalists of the competition will share a prize package worth 70,000 cedis, comprising; cash rewards, medals, certificates of participation and goody bags from HD+ while the first, second and third place winners of the respective weight categories will win GH₵2,000, GH₵1,500 and GH₵1,000 respectively.
At a press conference held at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium to officially launch the project, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES HD PLUS Ghana, Theodore Asampong, said, “We are pleased to have entered this partnership with the Ghana Armwrestling Federation. The HD+ Kids Armwrestling Championships supports HD+’s offer of a safe, educative, and fun environment for children. This is evident in the 2 dedicated kids channels available in HD quality, the parental access control feature and the My HD PLUS App that give children access to their favourite channels on their phones or tablets with free data when the main TV in the house is not available. We are particularly excited about the improvement in social skills and wellbeing that participating children stand to gain from this competition.”
The President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Charles Osei Asibey, in his statement said “This partnership with HD+ is a dream come true as GAF’s objective mandated by the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) is to encourage participation by all especially the juvenile. The foundation of any sport is development at the basic level hence our joy as we embark on the journey with HD+. We have partnered with HD+ for this massive project because we believe they have the right platform to help us reach our target and we believe this partnership would go a long way to get more people to play armwrestling while watching quality weekly production on the HD+ Service.”