GNOC prepares for 4th Women and Sports Festival

The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) Women and Sports Commission, in its strife to raise women and girls self esteem and inspire them to continue to train, compete, develop specialised skills in governance, coaching and refereeing and with a view to implementing the principle of equality between men and women, will organise the 4th Women and Sports Festival, with the theme: ‘Promoting Olympic values in sports for women and girls’.

The festival, to be held from September 29th to 3rd October, 2015 will feature one day national forum, an Olympic wrestling competition for girls, 3-on-3 Basketball competitions and a tug-of-war competition for girls and women.

The one-day forum to be held at Djeliba Hotel on September 29th, 2015, will bring together 110 sportsmen and women, sports associations, female sports veterans, sports administrators and the media on 80% women and 20% men proportion.

The topics to be discussed at the forum include: Regular physical activity for the enhancement of physical and mental health, and well-being; promoting self-esteem and empowerment; and the triumphs of women and girls in sports.

The sports activities of the festival will showcase the Olympafrica Centre’s role in introducing young people to the educational values of Olympism with its membership of 47 affiliated schools from both the lower and upper basic schools and provide the opportunity for national sports associations to reach out to schools and identify raw talents for development.

There will also be an Olympic wrestling competition for girls on 30th September at Serrekunda East; a women’s tug-of war on 1st October at the Serrekunda East; and 3-on-3 Basketball for upper basic schools on 3rd October at the Stadium.

Source: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Dept.

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