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GCA Introduce Cricket in Western Region

Mar 30, 2009, 7:28 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

As part of International Cricket Council's 100 year celebrations, The Gambia Cricket Association last Tuesday, introduced cricket in schools in the Western Region at ceremony in Regional Office in Brikama.

Speaking at the ceremony, the President of The Gambia Cricket Association, Johnny Gomez, said the aims and objectives are to decentralise cricket across the country.

He revealed that GCA have organised a two-day coaching course for physical education teachers in Western Region and a two-day basic cricket course for schoolchildren in the region.

He revealed that his association already has cricket teams in Banjul and KMC respectively.

According to Mr. Gomez, his association will also introduce cricket in the North Bank Region and they will organise a cricket course for PE teachers and school children.

He expressed optimism that his association will do everything to make sure cricket reaches all the regions of the country.

He thanked the PE teachers for honouring their invitation and he challenged them to make good use of the knowledge gained from the course.

For his part, Momodou Lamin Fofana, the treasurer of the association, said that the association will continue to develop and improve cricket in the country.

He added that GCA ready have three national squads U-13, U-15 and U-19 and all of them are performing well in their respective competitions.

He urged the PE teachers and their children to take cricket seriously and also extend the knowledge from the course to schools.

The North Bank training is expected to kick off tomorrow Tuesday 31st March 2009.