March 9, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jnr.
Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA), in collaboration with National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SL), Monday commenced a week-long coaching development course at the Squash Racket Association secretariat, Siaka Steven Stadium.
Over 20 participants nationwide are participating in the training, which is aimed at orientating coaches and athletes to latest rules, techniques and other standard approach to the sport.
President of SLAA, Abdul Karim, said the training came at the right time for the athletes and coaches, especially when the country is looking forward to get qualified athletes for the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In her statement, President of Women and Sports, Pamela Williams, who also doubles as Deputy Director of Sports, advised participants to make good use of the opportunity in order to gain more and help the development of the sport in the country.
She said development courses are very essential to grassroots coaches because it helps with ideas learnt for implementation in training and competitions.
“I’m impressed with the number of female participants registered for the course. This shows how best the SLAA is working in terms of promoting women’s participation in athletics,” Madam Williams said.