GFA takes part in Social Inclusion training for Sports Professionals in Portugal

2 months ago

General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq.) is in Portugal for the phase II of the Social Inclusion Education & Training Exchange for Sports Professionals, Coaches and Volunteers (SEITE SPORTS) programme.

The seminar which is co-funded by the European Union is in partnership with the Football Associations of Ireland, Portugal and Finland.

This phase of the project, being hosted by the Portuguese Football Association, takes place from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15, 2021.

The project is aimed at building competencies towards inclusive football.

The Football Association of Portugal is hosting this phase of the project to share its knowledge, expertise and practical examples to the other Football Associations after taking over the mantle from previous hosts, Ireland.

The format of the program includes workshops, seminars, visits to football clubs, football programmes and training (online platform, inclusion awareness/fair play).

The project will also seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice, enhancing competencies, knowledge sharing and peer to peer learning opportunities.

The final exchange seminar would be held in Ghana to conclude the project, will provide more opportunities for greater face to face networking among the four (4) Football Associations involved in the project and also engage wider local actors in Ghana around the discussion on sport and social inclusion (football and social responsibility).

The other representatives are GFA Club Licencing Manager Julius Ben Emunah, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, Director of Sports at the University of Ghana, Director of the GFA Competitions Department Sena Akoto Ampaw, Austin Wontepaga Lututerah, Ag. Head, PE & Sports, UG, Prince Nortey Dowuona-Otoo, Chokor FC, Idriss Abdul- Rahman ,Senior Sports Organiser, UG Sports Directorate and Vivian Mawufemor Dougblor, National Sports Authority.