January 25, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Prince of Wales (POW) Secondary School squash team has benefited from equipment donated by their key sponsors Alpha Othman Tejan-Jalloh.
Tejan-Jalloh donated brand new kits for the game of squash to pupils of his alma mater last Thursday at the school’s ground in Kingtom.
The donated kits include: T-shirts, jerseys, shorts, socks, squash rackets and squash balls which were received by the school’s Squash Captain, Sosthenes Smith, who expressed his thanks and appreciation for what he referred to as a “kind gesture”.
President of the Old Princewalean Association, Wordsworth Cole, said he was impressed that old students of the school were taking such an endeavor to enhance the development of sporting activities in the school. He said that the Prince of Wales school had always been successful in sports, similar to what he referred to as “academic excellence”.
In a statement, Alpha O. Tejan-Jalloh said that one of the reasons which prompted him to start a Squash Club in school was that the entire national crop of squash players are now getting old and that in order to develop the game, he deiced to take it to the young ones who would help sustain the game.
He said: “His Excellency President Koroma has given squash a wide exposure and a constant source of inspiration to the young squash players in particular. That is why I am very much impressed by the number of young people engaged in the sport today. This is also due to the effort of Alhaji Mohamed Babatunde Cole, Leslie Nicol, Solomon Samba, Vidal Decker, Hon. Palo Conteh and others.”
Head Coach of the Prince of Wales squash team, Charles Aruna, said the number of squash players has grown in the school since he took over, adding that from a mere 8 players he is now having over 40 players.
Tejan-Jalloh has been the main sponsor of the Prince of Wales Squash Club since its formation 10 years ago and has been responsible for maintaining the welfare of the coaching staff.