Sep 23, 2010, 2:29 PM
The Gambia National Softball Association, in collaboration with the Japanese Olympic Committee, has from 14th to 17th August 2009, held a four-day coaching clinic on softball at the Marina International School.
This coaching clinic on softball is the third of its kind to be held in the country since March this year.
The ultimate objective of the coaching clinic is part of the Gambia Softball Association's efforts to equip the Gambian coaches on the rules and laws governing the game of softball in the country.
It also serves as a means of creating awareness among the Gambian populace.
The four-day clinic attracted interest from different coaches across the country, all of whom, expressed delight for what they described as a valuable initiative. They promised to make the best use of the knowledge gained from the forum.
One of the participants Abdul Aziz Paul Victor Mendy, who represented Gambia Senior Secondary School, was also delighted to be part of the softball coaching clinic, noting that the Gambia is a sporting nation. He said any sports that ever come in will be highly welcome much more seeing the arrival of our beloved game of softball.
"We are acting as ambassadors to our various communities and schools in order to decentralise the game across the country in the Gambia," he noted.
For his part, another participants who represented Sports Digest Softball Club, and doubles as the Head Coach of the Digest softball team, Amadou Wuyeh Manga, underscored the importance of the softball coaching clinic, which he added, cannot be over-emphasised, given the fact that the coaching clinic would go a long way towards establishing a formidable softball team for the country in the very near future.
Meanwhile, as part of the four-day coaching clinic on softball, an exhibition softball match was organised between the Sports Digest softball team and the Coaches Softball Club in which the later emerged the winners with 15 runs to 14 after 7 innings.