Sports administrators urged to embrace modern trends
Sports administrators have been urged to embrace modern trends in sports management and administration if they are to catch up with the dynamic growth of the global sports industry.
They were also told to upgrade periodically when opportunities arise so they can always be on top of their game.
The advice was given by resource people at the closing ceremony of a week-long course in sports management and administration hosted by the National Sports College-Winneba on Saturday.
The training took place under the theme; ‘Sports management, the key to sport development in Ghana.’
Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Deputy Director of the Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (PPMED) at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), Alhaji Sani Mohammed applauded the participants for their participation in the session and commended the National Sports College for organizing the training program within their mandate.
The Principal also mentioned that President Nana Akufo-Addo has requested MoYS to expand the capacity of the College to ensure that it scales nationwide.
“There is also a vision to establish an educational institution in the college so that young talents recruited by the college will attend school there while developing their athletic talents,” he added.
Alhaji Mohammed said the Ministry of Sports was working around the clock to set up the much needed Sports Development Fund to help in the development and promotion of the least funded sports in the country.
Acting Principal of the College, Noah Bukari, also congratulated the participants and encouraged them to apply the knowledge gained to help develop the sport in Ghana.
A total of 26 participants from various sports institutions attended the training with Dr Austin Luguterrah from the University of Ghana and Dr Daniel Apaak from the University of Cape Coast as resource persons.
The intermediate course included sessions on sports marketing, sports policy, coaching, sports management, change management, sports event management and contemporary sports leadership.
According to the National Sports College, an advanced level of the course would take place later in the year.
Participants received certificates after the course.