MOYS’ press release on the Wrestling Championship
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The General public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the newly elected Executive of the Gambia Wrestling Federation will organize the First Wrestling National Championship from 29th to July, 2012, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
This initiative is in response to His Excellency the President’s call, who is in fact the Chief Promoter of Wrestling in the country to revive what is both a national and cultural sport that is deeply ingrained in Gambian tradition and culture.
The two Ministries will therefore work closely with the Wrestling Federation and Regional Governors with a view to institutionalizing regular wrestling championships at the District, regional and national levels employing the free style methods, with proper traditional attire.
The two Ministries will also work with the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice to provide the necessary legal instruments that will accord Wrestling a pride of place in National Sporting circles as is the case with other sporting disciplines. The unalloyed support of the general public is therefore solicited.
Author: Baboucarr Camara