Exactly a year ago, a traditional and easy to play sport of Armwrestling was introduced to Ghanaians and was inaugurated by the National Sports Authority as the 40th recognized sporting federation.
The Ghana Armwrestling Federation was mandated to develop, promote and manage the growth of the sport.
In a year, we’re proud to say that among many other achievements, Armwrestling is amongst the top active federations and is the most talk about sport today in Ghana apart from football.
Within the year under review, we achieved the following:
1. Got Affiliated to World Armwrestling Federation.
2. Got Affiliated to Africa Armwrestling Federation.
3. Organized 3 Major Events in Accra and Kumasi.
4. Introduced the Ongoing Campus Rumble.
5. The Armwrestling Train where we partner institutions like festivals and group games to introduce and play the sport.
6. Trained 21 Coaches, Now doing basic in Kumasi.
7. Trained 16 Referees(5 Senior, 11Junior) with Ghana having all 3 Senior Referees in Africa and 1 World Junior Referee.
8. Attained an Executive Position in Africa by its leader Charles Osei Asibey Br.
9. Attended World Congress in Hungary.
10. Place 2nd at our 1st African Championship with a record medal haul of 22.
11. Hosting of 2018 Africa Armwrestling Championship etc.
12. Development Partnership with the Security Services.
13. Active website and social media platforms.
We’ll continue with the aggressive development expansion program working with the GES, Gyms, Tertiary Institutions, Security Services, Corporate Institutions, NSA etc to make sure we have covered Ghana.
We pray that in the next year, our application for recognition by the Ghana Olympic Committee which is however pending will be accepted and we unto the GOC body soonest.
The inauguration of the regional associations will also commence to enhance development in the various regions and communities.
On this occasion, we appreciate the great support from the media and friends, Kofikrom Pharmacy, T.T Brothers, Twellium Industries, Agya Appiah, Awards Center, now Vodafone Cash, Yomi Yogurt and the many, who have in diverse ways supported the steady but fast growth of the sport.
Will also want to thank the working team of Husseini Akuetteh Addy, Charles Binney, Nii Otoo Lankyn, Emmanuel Arthur, Osei Tutu, Thomas Boakye Agyemang, Frank Osei Wusu, Nat Laryea, Mac-Paradise Okocha, Patrick Johnson and the many others.
We’re open to ideas, partnership and investment support.
Armwrestling is the Next Big Thing…..Let’s build together.