Jun 27, 2008, 5:23 AM
Thirty journalists were awarded certificates at the end of a two-day orientation on sports reporting course that ended last Thursday at the Gambia Football Association (GFA) Headquarters.
The organised forum by the Gambia Football Association (GFA) brought together sports journalists of both the print and electronic media.
The forum contributed more to enhancing the knowledge of participants in basic skills in broadcast media.
Lectures were delivered by Essa Jallow and Lamin Cham who also spoke on the implication of misleading reports.
The acting-secretary general of the GFA spoke on the rules and regulations of the GFA and its code of conduct.
In his congratulatory message to the participants at the closing ceremony, the acting-secretary general of the GFA, Marcel Mendy, thanked the participants for their cooperation and hard work while emphasizing the significance of having such a forum in the development of Gambian football.
Whilst pointing out the fruitfulness of the training, Mendy said it was important to share the little they know as well as to learn from the reporters.
Convinced of the input and benefit to the participants, the GFA acting-SG urged all the participants to put into practice the knowledge gained from the course.
“In the absence of the journalists, there would be no development of football in the world,” he said. “Your work is value and honoured.”
Mendy further urged sports journalists to also take up the responsibility of developing football, saying journalists are key to the development of all sports.
He as well called for unity, cooperation and collaboration among sports journalists to advance the discipline.
Ida Bah, whilst delivering the vote of thanks on the occasion on behalf of the participants, thanked the GFA Normalization Committee for the initiative as well as the veterans that devoted their time to educate them on the way forward for the development of sports in the country.