Thirty (30) people have been trained in Officiating of Handball in the Ketu North District.
The 3 day workshop which ended on Friday, January 26 at the Dzodze-Penyi SHS got the participants equipped with the rules of Handball. The participants after their training in both theory and practicals, wrote a test to prove to the resource persons their understanding so far. Dzodze-Penyi SHS Handball team played a match with a team in town to help the trainees practice what they’ve been taught during the practical session.
The course which was made possible by collaborative effort of the National Handball Referees Association, and the Ketu North District Basic Schools Sports Association, also gave participants the opportunity to elect district officers among themselves, to steer the affairs of Handball in the district. Their initial mandate however is to organize a District league in the near future.
Godwin F.K Lumorvi was elected as Chairman, with the Vice being Richard Selasi Ablorh. Richard Mensah and Leonard Kokah are Secretary and Vice respectively, while Fugar Kporla Believe is the financial Secretary. There is Prosper Deafeamekpor and Peter Yao Amuzu who were elected as the Organizing Secretary and Treasurer.
Chairman of the Ketu North District Basic Schools Sports Association, Gilbert Ocloo inducted the new executives into office.
Organizer of the Workshop Roger Kwaku Tay, who is now the patron of the newly formed district referees Association, tells TalksenseSports there will be a refresher course in about 6 month’s time.
“Everything went on well, they had the theoretical aspect, the practical aspect and then the shuttle run test. In all, they also had a written test to test their knowledge in the rules of the game. The shuttle run test was to test their fitness during officiating. So their marks were recorded and they were told that in about six months’ time, they will come for a refresher course. In that case, they will be tested again to see whether they will be able to improve upon what they have or remain same. So if you improve on it, then they will graduate you but if you remain same or below, then you have to still work.”
2nd Vice President of the Ghana Referees Association, Theophilus Quarmyne and Secretary, Alfred Agrah facilitated the course together with the Chief Handball Referee, Charles Mensah.
The Volta Region Handball Association (VRHA) will be bouncing back with their week 6 league fixtures, while the Greater Accra Handball Association (GAHA) prepares to begin their 2018 league in February.