The event, which was jointly organised by the NFG and the Physical Education (PE) Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Headquarters with funding from the Ministry of Youth and Sports is aimed at improving the technical knowledge of coaches and umpires.

A statement signed by the President of the of the NFG, Reverend Emmanuel Nikoi to the Ghana News Agency said the Netball Umpires and Coaches were taking through various technical drills including: coaching philosophy, the role of a coach, ethics and umpiring techniques to keep them abreast with the modern way the game is being managed.

The Director-in-charge of PE at the GES Headquarters, Mr. Emmanuel Dormeyeh addressing the participants, urged them to “attach great importance to the workshop and imbibe all that tyhey have been taught to open up avenues for them in their career as umpires and coaches.”

He was optimistic that officiating in Netball at the forthcoming National Basic Schools, and Inter Regional Sports Festival will improve tremendously after the workshop.

Reverend Emmanuel Nikoi thanked the G.E.S for agreeing to support the holding of the workshop and urged the participants to apply the knowledge they had acquired diligently to improve Netball coaching and umpiring in the country.

One of the participant Mr. Richard Oppong of Suhum Senior High/ Technical School commended the Federation and the PE Unit of the GES for the brilliant initiative. He called for similar workshops to be held at all regional capitals to enable as many participants as possible to take part in the programme..

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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