By: Davis Attuquaye Clottey|Ho|Ghana
Chairman of the Volta Regional Athletics Association Marc Dzradosi has hinted of plans to revive the sport in the region.
Speaking during the Ghana Athletics Association’s 2nd Circuit championship at the El-Wak Sports Stadium over the weekend, Mr. Dzradosi revealed that, Volta for the first time in four years have been represented by 15 athletes at the event.
Athletics in the region has been dormant for some time now and has left athletes who graduated from the second cycle schools either rust or quit.
The national circuit championship will end with its 4th edition at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in May after which the GAA will have their juniors and seniors championship.
Mr. Dzradosi who is helping to get athletes to represent Ghana at the 2017 World Championship and Youth Championship in Bahamas and Kenya hopes to see a formidable team of Athletes from Volta Region at the event in Cape Coast.
The executive member of the GAA told Ho-based TOSH FM, the revival of the multi-event sport in the region will take a lot of work and collective effort from all stakeholders.
“Basically, this is the first time actually Volta has been able to present a team of 15 athletes for a national program for the past four years. So we have been going around trying to recruit and trying to find new talents that we can help grow and nurture. So far, it’s going well but it will take a lot of work and collective effort of all the stakeholders from the regional administration all the way down to the P.E teachers and then the parents. So we are hoping by the time national championship comes, Volta will be able to raise a formidable team to represent us, both at the juniors and seniors levels”.
The Regional Association also plans to train Coaches and athletes with the introduction of Kids Athletics. Marc therefore believes that athletics will move forward in the region once discussions on these are done.
“We have other plans to help train coaches or help some of them improve on their skills and also organize clinics for the athletes to learn new skills. Kids’ athletics is also ongoing where we have equipment that is being used to bring up the talents of kids from ages 4 to 12 years old within the school system. So there is quite a few things going on and a few discussions on how we can move athletics forward,” he added.
Source: Davis Attuquaye Clottey| Mykuulfomline.com