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.
Mama Faal, probably the most members who delivered the vote of thank you, expressed their gratitude to the organisers who gave them the chance to fortify their capability so far as Olympic game is worried.
“I hope this opportunity will… [be] transferred to our fellow colleagues and athletes in the future. This is a very important opportunity that is being given to us, I only hope we will all cherish it and transfer the knowledge being taught here,” Faal mentioned, whilst hoping that this sort of coaching continues to degree two, 3, and complex degree.
Course instructor Akuh Purity, who was once offered with a white caftan by means of the members on the finish of the learning, mentioned he got here in with the little wisdom he has and he attempted to look what the members have.
“I was trying to check the ability that they have and I discovered that they have enough in them, they just needed some to bring it out and that’s exactly what I did,” he mentioned.