Ghana to benefit from world badminton programme

BadmintonGhana, is among few selected West African nations to benefit from grass root development programme initiated by the World Badminton Federation (WBF).

The initiative dubbed the “Shuttle System” is aimed at introducing the sport to young children at the basic schools as part of efforts to increase their interest in the sport as well as make it popular among schools.

Raj Gaya General Secretary of the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) said this when he met the Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, on Monday in Accra to discuss the implementation of the policy.

Gaya, who is in the country on behalf of the WBF to prepare the grounds for the implementation of the new policy, said Ghana’s selection was due to the country’s performance at the continental level.

“Ghana has in recent years made progress in Badminton by winning medals at the Africa Championship and the All Africa games and we deem it necessary to encourage them to improve upon their performance”. Gaya stated.

He said the policy is aimed at making the sport popular among school going children in the next five years.

Afriyie-Ankrah, commended BAG and BCA for the initiative and described it as the best platform to unearth more talents in the sport to ensure its development.

The minister said his outfit was keen on developing all sporting disciplines and will utilize the opportunity to develop Badminton in Ghana.

Source: GNA

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