Oct 25, 2013, 11:00 AM
Sutay Jawo, Deputy Director of Youth and Sports, has said the 2nd Sports for Health initiative is meant to create good friendship among workers of the various sectors as they get to know one another.
The event is slated for 9 and 10 March 2013 at the Serrekunda West Mini Stadium featuring members of the judiciary, the legislature and the executive, as well as civil servants, politicians and the business community.
Organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the initiative is significant as it helps to keep the human body fit and healthy.
At a press conference held on Tuesday at the boardroom of the Independence Stadium in Bakau, Jawo called on all interested people to come on board to participate in the match-pass from the Africell junction to the Serrekunda Mini Stadium at 3pm on Saturday.
Trophies will be given to all winners of various sporting disciplines and a trophy to the most participating number in an association, he said.
The Director of Youth and Sports Pa Suwareh Faye, who also spoke on the occasion, said that in addition to the four disciplines competed last year, they will include two more to widen the participation of members.
The disciplines to be competed include football, aerobics, athletics, tug of war and musical chair.
Other speakers on the occasion were the Executive Secretary of the National Sports Council, Mamodou Max Jallow, a representative of Health and Social Welfare and the business community, among others.
In the football competition, the Civil Service will take on the Executive; the National Assembly will face the Civil Service. The Executive will also challenge the National Assembly all in group A.
In group B, the Business Community will play against the Politicians, the Judiciary will take on the Politicians and the Business Community is set to play against the Judiciary as part of the fixtures.
The Tug of war will see the Civil Service facing the Business Community, the Executive vs. the Judiciary and the National Assembly vs. the Politicians.