Sports Administrators Urged To Study Sports

Ghana Weightlifting Federation
Ghana Weightlifting Federation

The Technical Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Milan Mihajlovia has urged Sports Administrators and Managers to embrace the current changing trends in sports administration and management around the world.

They were also urged to study the discipline to know the changing rules and technicalities, coupled with managerial issues surrounding their sport or federation.

  The Serbian Milhajlovic was addressing participants at the just ended sports management course held by the Weightlifting Federation of Africa in collaboration with the IWF and the Tunisia Weightlifting Federation.

 The programme, held from November 10-16, saw participants going through courses such as Contemporary sport and sport management between the 19th and 21st century, Sports Network, Basic databases for Weightlifting National Federation (WNF) and basic documents for the work of the WNFs.

 Participants were also taught how to work with the IWF’s event calendar, weightlifting competitions and risk management in the discipline, the use of social media and public relations in sports, how to organise meetings, decision making and conflict in sport and application for IWF development programmes.

 Secretary General of the WFA, Eshelly Manareddin thanked the participants for making it to the first ever programme by WFA, IWF and the TWF, which formed part of their developmental plan for the year 2017.

 He said the course was aimed at improving and equipping member countries at the managerial level and urged participants to give out their best to make the programme a success.

 He said the WFA has in the past held courses on sports injuries, anti-doping, feeding as well as coaching, and that, it was about time for them to concentrate on the administrators.

   Although they did not get a full house, Manareddin, said that would not deter them from holding courses and would also make sure to always update members with the latest trend of sports administration especially in weightlifting.

 He said the WFA would continue to work with the IWF and all other national federations for the development of the sport on the continent and beyond.

 Ten participants from across Africa took part in the programme with Ghana being represented by the Deputy Secretary General of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation, Ken Odeng Adade.

 At the end of the six day programme, the participants were presented with certificates in Sports Management.


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