In their quest to develop and promote Squash in the country, the Sierra Leone Squash Rackets Association has boosted Eleven (11) Secondary Schools within the Freetown Municipality with rackets and balls.
According to the association Technical Director, Baico Sesay who also doubles as the Children Welfare Officer they distributed the rackets and balls to 11 Secondary Schools which include Five (5) Boys School, Albert Academy, Prince of Wales, St Edwards, Collegiate, and Methodist Boys High School, Four (4) Girls School, Annie Welsh, Vine Memorial, Girl High School, and St Joseph Convent and Two (2) mix schools, Services, and Lebanese School noting that the PHE teachers of all these Schools were very grateful for the gesture.
He said the presentation of the rackets and balls to Schools is the initiate of the association’s president, Bassem Mohammad who thought it fit to take the sport to the schools as a way to promote and develop squash in the Country.
Coach Baico went further confirm that the training process has started early this month and that they are doing it on a daily basis “we have time tables for each school that is training in the different clubs, YSC, Aqua Club, Bank Complex, and the Wilberforce court, he stated”.
“As far as the president of the association is concerned, he wants to see the training of the children commence until they’ve become excellent squash players that will be capable of competing not only in local tournaments but also in international competitions and bring laurels to this country.
The Child Welfare Officer continued “Our aim, for now, is to make sure we take the sport across the country, we are contemplating on how to visit different schools in Kenema, Bo, Makeni, and elsewhere”.
Special thanks to the President of the Association for his financial support towards the programs.
From the Squash Rackets Association Media Department