December 15, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.
The Sierra Leone Wrestling Association (SLWA) Monday (December 14) commenced a week-long Level One coaching course for over 15 participants at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.
Addressing the participants before the commencement of the training, Cameroonian instructor Eric Marcel Ciake Noubayo encouraged them to embrace the training, which he said is a huge opportunity to help them improve on their knowledge about the sport.
“Please let me entreat you all to relax and make the most out of this course because, this doesn’t easily come-by. Having this training now is an opportunity you all should embrace,” Noubayo said.
President of SLWA, Prince Sualley, expressed his satisfaction for having such a course at the close end of the year.
“For us, this course came at the right time because our 2016 calendar year will be hectic for our wrestlers,” said Sualley. “Our fighters will engage in different international competitions, including the African champions’ qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Also, this course will give our retired wrestlers the opportunity to become certified coaches with further recognition from the United World Wrestling body.”
The SLWA president also encouraged the participants to embrace the training, which he said will have an impact towards the growth of the sport in the country.
The coaching course will run until the 21 December.