The Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), has trained 20 Administrators from the 10 Regional Associations, at the Korea Sports Complex in the second phase of the Development of National Sports System (DNSS) Program.
The program was sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), through the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC).
The five-Day Administrators Seminar/Workshop, which began on Monday, March 11, offered participants the opportunity to broaden their knowledge base in Administration in areas such as Taekwondo Administration, Taekwondo Events Management, Public Relations and Media, Olympism, World Taekwondo Global Membership System (WT GMS) Administration and the GTF Communication System.
Training of the Administrators in the WT GMS, also became very necessary as it is a requirement for all Member National Associations of the World Taekwondo to register their members in the system with an upgrade and access to WT GMS for multiple Administrators in Ghana.
Resource persons, GTF President Frederick Lartey Otu, Deputy General Secretary Adnan Odartey Lamptey, and the PRO Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey, together with Richard Akpokavie, Secretary General of the GOC, who handled the various topics for the Seminar were hugely appreciated by the participants, as they were very resourceful and tactful in their lectures.
Participants after the Seminar expressed their joy, having felt the impact and necessity of the Workshop which they have hugely benefited from and ready to discharge their duties as Administrators in the development and promotion of the combat sport.
The 3rd phase of the DNSS program, which is the 2nd National Licence Coaching Course for 40 is next in April, 2019 which will be facilitated by Ivorian and French Patrice Remarck, a former US Taekwondo Head Coach and Olympian.
The Federation, poised to streamline modalities and policies that will enhance and ensure the growth of its membership as well as promote and develop the combat sport began the DNSS program with the 2nd National Licence Referees Course & 1st Refresher for 40 in February, 2019.
The GTF has targeted to making Taekwondo, a household name in the country and has called for all stakeholders to be on deck.