Aug 11, 2008, 8:21 AM
A weeklong administration course for sports administrators Sunday ended at the Region 2 Educational Resource Centre in Brikama.
The course, organised by the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) through the Olympic Solidarity, brought together participants from the West Coast Region.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the president of the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), Alhagie Momodou Dibba, commended the participants for their commitment and hard work during the course, saying plans are in the pipeline to organise series of training for sporting disciplines in the country in order to equip them with the requisite knowledge in sports administration.
Dibba also thanked West Coast Region Governor Lamin Sanneh and Ebou Joof for their contribution during the course.
Certificates offered on the course are recognised by the 205 NOCs around the world, Dibba said, while advising the participants to make best use of the knowledge gained from the course, as well as abstain from smoking and drinking.
The course instructor, Governor Lamin Sanneh of the West Coast Region, expressed delight with the GNOC, saying that since Mr Dibba took over the presidential office of the GNOC, there had been substantial development in Gambian sport, especially in organising edifying courses for sports association managements and members.
Mary Pedro Decker, the course coordinator, urged the participants to have confidence in themselves, saying they have been given the opportunity to equip themselves with resounding sports knowledge and ability during the weeklong course.