The Gambia Wrestling Association (GWA) in collaboration with the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) on Monday wrapped-up a 6-day Level One International Coaching Course on Olympic Wrestling held at a neighborhood lodge in Senegambia.

The coaching, which was once geared toward reintroducing Greco-Roman and Freestyle/Olympic wrestling in The Gambia, was once held from the thirteenth to the 18th of December 2022 and taken in combination 25 members who have been skilled by means of Nigeria teacher Akuh Purity. Purity is an authorized trainer instructor known by means of the United World Wrestling Federation (UWW) throughout the GNOC.

The trainees have been taken thru other modules really helpful by means of UWW, together with wrestling in accordance with the brand new UWW schooling trail, wisdom of Olympic wrestling regulations, possibility control with recognize to the security and bodily integrity of practitioners, and familiarization of coaches with the UWW coaching gadget.

Speaking on the ultimate tournament, GWA President Sering Faye thanked the GNOC for facilitating the learning for his-led affiliation. President Faye thanked the teacher Akuh Purity for giving the members the perfect enjoy and data.

“I have no doubt that this level one technical coaching course on Olympic wrestling will go a long way in developing Olympic wrestling in The Gambia,” he mentioned.

President Faye congratulated the members and suggested them to proportion the information won amongst their colleagues and athletes.

Abdoulie Bojang, the Desk Office for Wrestling on the National Sports Council, suggested the members to show off what they have got discovered, whilst encouraging them to paintings onerous to supply athletes that may constitute the rustic on the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games in Dakar, Senegal in 2026.