Maria Tsakos Foundation has been sponsoring the GAA junior programs for the past five years, and this has helped the GAA to unearth young talented Athletes, notably, Janet Amponsah, Beatrice Gyaman, and Emmanuel Appiah Kubi.
The Championship will enable GAA to select the best junior athletes to form a formidable Junior National Team to represent the country at the west African junior championship In Abidjan and the ECOWAS games from 1st to 3rd April and 2nd to 8th June respectively.
Athletes who qualify will be selected to compete at the IAAF world Junior Championship in Barcelona, Spain from the 10th to 15th July 2012.
A statement from the Association noted that the Games is being held in Tamale for the first time to whip up interest in the Youth in the Northern sector.
The statement noted that teams will be arriving for the event from March 15th, competitions will begin on the 16th to 17th at 5:00pm-9pm each day.
The two day championship will bring together 136 athletes and coaches from all the ten to regions to compete against each other coaches. Central and Northern Region will be represented by the highest number of athletes being 16 and 14 respectively whiles the remaining regions compete with 10 athletes.
The statement added that, some selected seniors would be allowed to participate in some selected Track and Field Events as well as all the other athletes in Camping.The association expressed its appreciation to the Maria Tsakos foundation for sponsoring the event