Badminton Association moves to promote grassroots support

Kumasi, The Ghana Badminton Association has taken steps to promote and get more young people develop interest in the sport, Mr. Evans Yeboah, its President has said.

As part of this it was embarking on a nationwide exercise to identify and groom potential talents.

He said they were targeting mostly students in the basic and senior high schools since the sport was more academic.

He told the GNA Sport, Kumasi, that Badminton – the nation’s fastest racket sport, was catching up well with the youth.

The exercise comes in the wake of the nation’s recent successful participation in the World Badminton Championship in Indonesia.

Ghana’s participation in the championship was the first in 43 years, and he said despite the logistical challenges, the national team – the ‘Black Shuttlers’ performed strongly.

Mr. Yeboah indicated that identified talents in the regions would all be camped in Winneba in the Central Region, to give them the necessary training and to mentor them.

They would select 10 students in every region together with physical education instructors, who would be taken through training to build their capacity.

He expressed confidence that given the needed attention and sponsorship, Ghana would be winning medals at international competitions.

Mr. Yeboah said the Association had written to corporate organizations for sponsorship and the response, so far, had been encouraging.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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