Eastern Region Prepares for National Unity Games
The Eastern Region as part of preparations towards the National Unity Games will begin an intensive camping for its various teams selected to participate in the Festival.
In line with this, The Regional secretariat and its technical handlers have met and discussed a comprehensive plan to discover talents from the various districts to represent the region in this year’s National Unity Games of 17th -27th July.
The Eastern Region is made up of 21 administrative districts and has been zoned into six for selection process in four disciplines comprising football (U-15), netball, table tennis and hockey.
In light of this, the region organised an inter-district sports festival between 17 May and 9 June to select the regional teams. The disciplines competed in were football (U-15), table tennis, hockey, netball (women), and disabled sports, athletics, Volleyball, badminton and taekwondo. Boxing will have its turn on 25 June when potential champions will be found for the regional boxing team.
The exercise was to test the sporting prowess of each district and to have a wide range of sportsmen and women from whom to select a highly skilled team to stand for the region at the Unity Games. And according to the Eastern regional director of sports Joshua Mensah, the preparation process has gone on well and they will present a strong team at the Games, despite some financial and logistical setbacks they have faced in their preparation.
Greater Accra Relishes its Chances in National Unity Games
The Greater Accra Region is very confident of emerging the overall winners of the next month’s National Unity Games, which is set to take off on July17 at the University of Ghana grounds in Legon, Accra.
According to Mr Acquaye, the region and its technical handlers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that they achieve their target.
He indicated that in preparation for the big event, all the 10 administrative districts under region’s outfit will compete for honours in seven disciplines in the region’s inter-district festival between 23 and 26 June at Ledzokuku Klowor (Teshie-Nungua).
The festival will serve as the main platform for the selection of various athletes to represent the Greater Accra Region in the national event.
The district event, which will be officially opened by the Greater Accra Regional Minister Hon. Nii Ashitey Armah on Friday, 24thJune, will see competition in football (Boys U-15), handball (men and women), volleyball (men and women), basketball (men and women), table tennis (men and women), athletics (men and women) and netball (women).
The regional director of sports is looking forward to the event and expects the Greater Accra Region to be able to get a strong team from the festival for the National Games.
He has therefore asked all sportsmen and women to contact their district directors of sports at the various districts for selection into their teams.
Northern Region set for National Unity Games
As part of preparations towards the forthcoming National Unity Games The Northern Regional secretariat of the National Sports Council has put in place measures and programmes to present a formidable team for the region.
According to the Regional Director of Sports John Bosco Abase, all is set for the final leg of their preparations for the Accra event, and the 20 district teams are feverishly preparing their contingents for the showdown at the University of Ghana ground at Legon in Accra.
Mr Abase revealed that the region will be participating in about 12 disciplines - athletics, volleyball, basketball, boxing, taekwondo, judo, cycling, hockey, disabled sports and juvenile soccer. According to him, target that has been set for the region to reach the medal zone in at least two team events and also two individual sports in athletics and boxing or taekwondo.
Upper East Region Preparing for National Unity Games.
The Upper East region is on course to present an unbeatable team that will make the region proud in the 17th-27th July National Unity Games in Accra, the regional sports council has said.
According to the regional sports council, Upper West will present teams to compete in 17 out of the 20 disciplines to be competed for during the national Games. It is only judo, weightlifting and karate-do that the region will not participate in.
Athletes to represent the region will be selected from Wa East, Jirapa, Sissala East, Lawra, Wa Municipal, Nadowli, Wa West and Lambussie Kani. In view of this, a trial open championship will be used to select talents in disciplines such as tennis, hockey, boxing, netball, table tennis, taekwondo, badminton, chess, scrabble, disabled sports and under-16 tennis.
The regional sports director has assured that after the justify-your-inclusion championship, the region would present a team ready to battle for vital positions at the Unity Games.