Oct 19, 2009, 6:42 AM
Fifteen Physical Education teachers from primary, lower basic and senior secondary schools in the Greater Banjul Area on Wednesday benefited from a daylong Cricket Administrator Programme on training (CAP) at the July 22nd Square in Banjul.
The programme, sponsored by the International Cricket Council (ICC), was organised by the Gambia Cricket Association (GCA) under the leadership of the president of the GCA, Johnny Gomez, who also gave lectures during the course.
Staged under the theme “Community Cricket”, the course was aimed at developing and improving the administrative knowledge and skills of Gambian cricket administrators.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Johnny Gomez, the course instructor, said the course was organised to equip the teachers with knowledge on community cricket.
The training would help the participants to establish new clubs in schools and communities as well as to organise competitions and tournaments, Gomez also said, adding that after the course, the teachers are expected to implement the knowledge gained from it to their schools and communities.
He concluded by thanking the ICC for funding the programme and the Kanifing Municipal Council for creating the conducive environment for them to organise the course.
Johnny also commended the National Sports Council for their support.Abdoulie Kah, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, was in attendance.