Jan 10, 2013, 9:17 AM
The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) on Monday began a seven-day Course for Sports Administrators in the Security/Disciplined Services at its Resource Center at Bertil Harding Highway in Bakau. The course is aimed at helping sports administrators improve their administrative work.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, GNOC president Alhagie Momodou Dibba urged participants to take the course seriously, adding that one of the important aspects of the course is to help improve the associations.
He called on the associations to develop their qualities, noting that the world is moving fast.
“You need to raise your management level”, he added, “and try to be transparent, accountable and to leave a legacy,” he advised.
“Be careful with what you do; have minutes of your meetings; consult the necessary people and discuss with them”, he further told the participants.
“We are closely watching what all associations are doing in terms of sports,”he stated, while urging the participants to make best use of the course directors to gather the knowledge they need.
Lawrence Bruce, executive director at GNOC, urged the participants to use the sports administrative course manual given to them to develop themselves, and also the executive of their associations.
He urged the participants not to keep to themselves the knowledge gain during the course.