Apr 7, 2009, 7:35 AM
A twelve-day technical coaching course for Judo coaches kicked off yesterday at the Djeliba Beach Hotel in Senegambia.
The course, organised by the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), is sponsored by Olympic Solidarity to equip Judo coaches with knowledge and skills in Judo.
In his opening remarks, the executive director of the GNOC, Lawrence Bruce, challenged the participants to take the course seriously and disseminate the knowledge gained from it to schools as well as promote discipline in all parts of the country.
Bruce applauded Olympic Solidarity for supporting the first-ever Judo coaching course in the country, adding that Olympic Solidarity always render support to GNOC in technical courses.
The president of Judo Association, Musa Coker, urged the participants to take the course seriously and make best use of the knowledge gained from it.
The course facilitator, Emmanuel Mounawah, said the course is the first of its kind in the country and he seized the opportunity to appeal to the participants to make good use of it and apply the knowledge gained from it.
For his part, Development Officer of GNOC, Momodou Demba, said the course is the first of it kind and challenged the participants to take the course seriously and certificates will be award with the participants at the end of the course.