Koforidua, Jan.19, GNA - The Eastern Regional School Sports Association on Tuesday inaugurated seven sub-committees in preparation towards this year's National Under-12 and Second-cycle Milo Soccer and Volley-ball competitions slated for May 14-21 at Koforidua.
The sub-committees include that for accommodation, publicity, fields and courts programmes, feeding, transport, security and welfare. In her inaugural address, the Eastern Regional Director of Education, Mrs Ewurabena Ahwoi reminded the committee members that the aim of the event was not only to win trophies but also to strengthen and develop the spirit of sports discipline in the students.
She stressed the benefits of sporting competitions and said that participating in sports was an essential extra-curricular activity that helps in the social and moral character building of athletes.
Mrs Ahwoi noted that feeding and accommodation had always been the problem faced by organizers of such events in other Regions, yet some of them had managed to host them successfully and asked the sub- committees to study the success stories and plan well ahead for the success of the competition.
She therefore, charged the committee members to give maximum attention to their planning meetings to make the Region come out as a better and proud host among the few that had been able to host the sports festival successfully.
An official of the Inspectorate Division of the Regional Education Directorate, Mr John Pratt who chaired the inauguration, charged the committees to work assiduously to put up an indelible mark as far as success was concerned in the history of the competition.
He reminded the committees that it was not merely about winning the most trophies that would make them successful in the task entrusted to them, "but your job is to make the Region proud by organizing a successful competition", he said.