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Sports Administrators urged to adopt modern trends

BY: Kweku Zurek
Sports Administrators urged to adopt modern trends

Sports Administrators have been urged to adopt modern trends in sports management and administration if they want to catch up with the dynamic growth of the global sports industry.

They have also been told to periodically upgrade themselves when opportunities arise so that they can always be on top of their game.

This advice was given by resource persons during the closing ceremony of a week-long Sports management and administration course organized by the National Sports College-Winneba on Saturday.

The training was held under the theme; ‘Sports Management, the Key to Sports Development in Ghana.’

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Deputy Director of the Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPMED) at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), Alhaji Sani Mohammed, applauded the participants for attending the session and commended the National Sports College for organizing the training programme as part of their mandate.

The Director also mentioned that President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the MoYS to expand the capacity of the College to ensure it expands nationwide.

“There is also a vision to create an educational institution at the college so that young talents recruited by the college, would school there while developing their sporting talents,” he added.

Alhaji Mohammed said the Sports Ministry was working around the clock to implement the much-needed Sports Development Fund to aid the development and promotion of the least financed sports in the country.

The Acting Director of the College, Noah Bukari, also congratulated the participants and encouraged them to apply the knowledge acquired to help in the development of Ghana sports.

A total of 26 participants drawn from various sports institutions attended the training with Dr Austin Luguterrah from the University of Ghana and Dr Daniel Apaak from the University of Cape Coast as resource persons.

The intermediate course had sessions on Sports Marketing, Sports Policy, Coaching, Sports Management, Change Management, Sports Event Management and Contemporary Sports Leadership.

According to the National Sports College, an advanced level of the course would be held later in the year.

Attendees were awarded certificates after the course.