Feb 2, 2009, 5:02 AM
The National Sports Council (NSC) has re-registered and recognised 25 sports associations to operate in the country as National Sports Associations, a press release has revealed.
According to the press release signed by Mamudou Max Jallow, executive secretary of the NSC, “The National Sports Council acting on section 17 and 18 of the National Sports Council Act 2000 hereby duly recognised and registered the following National Sports Associations legible to operate in the country as a National Sports Association.”
The associations are The Gambia Cycling Association, Gambia Lawn Tennis Association, Gambia Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association, Gambia National Paralympics Committee, Gambia Volleyball Association and The Gambia Chess Association.
Also included in the list are Gambia Taekwondo Association, Gambia Weightlifting and Body Building Association, Gambia Draught Association, Gambia Table Tennis Association, Gambia Basketball Association, Gambia Handball Association, Gambia Swimming Association, Gambia Combine Service Sports Association, Gambia Football Association, Gambia Primary School Sports Association, Gambia Secondary School Sports Association, Gambia Athletics Association.
The Gambia Boxing Association, Gambia Golf Association, Gambia Karate Association, Gambia Wrestling Association, Gambia Cricket Association, Gambia National Interdepartmental Sports Association and the Gambia Sports Journalists Association, who all made up the twenty-five associations duly recognised by the NSC.
“All the recognised National Sports Associations are hereby once again reminded to submit their 2013 activity plan to the National Sports Council before 30th March 2013,” the release stated.
“The financial and activity report for the year end 2012 should also be submitted to the sports council secretariat on or before 30th March 2013.”
The release went on: “The National Sports Council will continue to support all registered National Sports Associations to achieve their objectives and encourage deregistered associations to work closely with the National Sports Council to meet the standard and criteria set by the Sports Council.”
In conclusion, the release noted: “In this regard, all recognised National Sports Associations are reminded to address their concerns and letters direct to the National Sports Council not the Ministry of Youth and Sports.”