The Ho Sports Stadium will for the first time host a Cricket Introductory Workshop on Thursday and Friday, October 18 & 19 for Basic, JHS and SHS students.
The course which expects 400 beneficiaries drawn from the various schools in Ho follows a launch of Project Wildfire by the Ghana Cricket Association (GCA) on Friday, October 5, 2018, in Accra-Kaneshie.
The Project Wildfire, which is too immensely spread the sport wide across the country will have Ho among other projected towns, benefit from the acquisition of the basic skills of the sport.
Primary schools, (SDA, Fiave Global, Fiave E.P, Heve, United MA, Anglican, Ho Kpodzi and Mawuli) will begin the workshop from Thursday from 12 to 2pm with the JHS (RC Girls, SDA, Fiave Global, Fiave E.P, Heve, United MA, Anglican, Ho Kpodzi and Mawuli) start theirs from 9am to 12noon on Friday, before the SHS (Mawuko, Mawuli, OLA & Prosco) wrap it up from 12:30 through to 3pm.
With the assistance from GCA officials and level 1 coaches in the region, the pupils and students will be taken through the rudiments in Bowling, Batting, Fielding, Retrieving of balls, and others.
Regional Secretary and level 1 coach, Victor Tetteh expects cooperation from all stakeholders to revive the sport in the region.
“We pray for cooperation to from all to revive Cricket in the Volta region. We also want to express our gratitude to the Regional Sports Director for giving us the venue for use and to the GES Director for granting us the permission to train the kids the sport as this is a way of development.” He told Herosportsgh.com .
Cricket was first introduced in the Volta Region in 2015 after the formation & inauguration of its regional executives in 2014 and has since seen numerous programs, including scoring and Umpiring, Training the Trainer, Leagues, level 1 Coaching course, and Cricket Administrative Program (CAP) courses, which has benefited both the trainers and trainees in and around Ho.
It is, however, the target of the Ghana Cricket Association, to keep the spreading of the game, as the International Cricket Council demands from all Affiliates, Associates and member countries.
Volta, in 2016 was adjudged the most vibrant region in the sport and presented with a plaque during the Annual General Meeting in Accra. The Volta Regional Cricket Association can boast of a strong U-15 regional team and 7 level 1 coach.