Jul 12, 2010, 2:02 PM
A one-day governance course was recently held at the July 22nd Square in Banjul involving twenty participants from different sporting disciplines.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the president of the Gambia Athletics Association (GAA), Alh. Dodou Joof, known as (Capi), described the course as very important as far as sports development is concerned.
He further said sport cannot be developed without proper human resources, trained coaches, and developing the grassroots.
He says their role as veteran sports personnel is to help develop all sport in the country which can easily be done if all the associations cooperate as national sports associations.
Abdou Aziz Titao Mendy, Development Officer at the National Sports Council, said the council is always proud of associations that take sports policy seriously to ensure sport is developed, which the Gambia Cricket Association is doing, seen especially in the association’s remarkable progress and development registered regionally.
He assured the association of government’s support.
In his remarks, the president of the Gambia Cricket Association (GCA), Johnny Gomez, called on all associations to come together and learn together as partners in the development of sport in the country.
He also thanked Dodou Joof, president of the GAA and Mary Decker, Development Officer at the Gambia National Olympic Committee, for their support towards the GCA.
GCA public relations officer George Greywoode said the course aimed at equipping participants with the knowledge of governance.
The one-day course looked at the definition of governance, structure, obligation and role of a board, CEO expectations, constitution, and management.
Participants also had group discussion on a day-long course that was well presented by Johnny Gomez, the ICC/ACA Africa CAP presenter.