The National Handball Referees Association, in collaboration with the Ketu North District will be having a 3 day Handball referees workshop at the Dzodze Senior High School.
The non-residential course will begin from Wednesday, January 23 through to Friday, January 25, 2018, 7am, each day.
The workshop, which is aimed at equipping participants with the rules of Handball, is open to the public and not limited to Physical Education (PE) Teachers.
Participants are expected to pay a fee of GH₵80.00, which will cater for Certificate, National Handball Referees uniform and others. Chief Handball Referee, Charles Mensah, 2nd Vice President of the Referees Association, Theophilus Quarmyne and Secretary, Alfred Agrah will be the resource persons for the workshop.
Organizer of the Workshop Roger Kwaku Tay, who expects more than 26 participants, in an interview with Herosportsgh.com says, the course is also aimed at forming a district Association who will later plan on a league.
“We are getting the participants to train them on officiating and coaching. Actually the main focus is on officiating, so that at the end of it, we will be able to form an Association in the district and start a league in Handball, to develop it. For now, the people who have registered are 26 and some are calling. So when we get there, we will know the total number.”
When asked how soon they will start a league, Roger says, the outcome of the Workshop will determine when they will start a league.
“That will depend on the Workshop. At the end of it, the effort that they will put on it, then hopefully, when we begin the zonal competition for the basic school, then we will start from there. Already, those who had the chance of attending the workshop last year, some have raised teams and nurturing them and I believe we can start from there.”
In the Volta Region, the South Tongu District begun a 4 club league last year and were able to form a district team. Currently, the Region I having a major league in Ho and expected to bounce back for week six matches next month.
Handball in Ghana is seeing a rise in activities as the ever consistent & vibrant Greater Accra Handball League ended their 2017 league in December, preparing for next season.
Interested persons for the upcoming Workshop can contact 0244443215 for registration.