Botswana Badminton Association (BBA) in partnership with Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) has embarked on a journey to enhance the quality, as well as bring badminton to Batswana.
The two parties recently coordinated a one day mini refresher’s course at Ledumang Senior School for technical officials in an attempt to equip them with relevant and much needed knowledge and expertise for disposal to the athletes.
BBA Public Relations Officer (PRO) Barulaganye Ncube hailed the training a success adding that BISA had requested that they assist them with facilitating the course.
“BBA leading technical officials facilitated the course, and its main aim was to equip young upcoming technical officials to see the light ahead and dispose the information to others countrywide,” added Ncube.
“The objective of the course was to refresh the current umpires, to help the association in building and grading them and to see if they are meet the set standards,” Ncube said.
The resource based course was led by experienced personnel including Emmanuel Seakanye, Gagothata Modigela, Gopolang Mekgwe, Tumo Tebele, Jacob Oleen, Mmereki Nkgowe, Emmanuel Seokamo, Connie Motsholapheko and Abraham Masowe.
“Thirty (30) technical officials attended the training course. We hope next time we will be able to organise a bigger one as our aim is to develop our officials to better the game,” Ncube divulged.
The course covered a wide range of badminton concepts such as rules of the game, scoring system, vocabulary and goal of contacts.
“Laws of badminton took much time as technicals struggled to understand the game, and they only adjusted to scoring system,” Ncube said.