terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2011

WTC - Ghanaian representative

Unfortunately the visa to go to Italy to take part in the World Tchoukball Championship was not conceded by the italian embassy to the Ghanaian players. However, mr Alfred Kobina managed to get his visa and proudly represented Africa in this event. He took part in the Coach C course and he is the first African to get this title in a FITB Championship. Now back to Ghana he is sharing what he learnt with his players and coaches. After the WTC, one of the organizer, mr Patrizio Fergnani, held a tchoukball open tournament with new teams and managed to get together some players of the expat communities in Ferrara (philipinos, Pakistanis, Ghanaians, etc).

domingo, 13 de fevereiro de 2011

Ghana national team

The Ghana national players started their preparation for the participation in the World Tchoukball tournament, to be held in Ferrara, Italy in august 2011 !

domingo, 15 de agosto de 2010

First African Tchoukball Championship

From the 13th to 14th august 2010, on the Aviation Social Centre, in Accra (Ghana) was held the first African Tchoukball Championship, with the participation of the male teams from Togo, Benin and Ghana.
All the matches were very intensives and with a very tight scores, having the winner just on the final minutes! After having defeat Benin in a amazing and very difficult matches, Togo and Ghana met in the final.
Despite of having the best defense of the tournament, Ghana couldn’t hold the victory and in the last 2 minutes of the match, the strong boys from Togo won by score of 47 x 43.
At the end of the competition, all the three countries received from the hand of the director of International Promotion of the FITB, mr Julio Calegari, the medals, trophies and some gifts/equipments (balls, uniforms, cds, nets/elastics).
The Ghana B team also took part in the event by playing friendly matches with Togo and Benin.
Ghana (A) 46 x 45 Benin
Togo 37 x 10 Ghana (B)
Benin 50 x 55 Togo
Benin 36 x 17 Ghana (B)
Ghana (A) 43 x 47 Togo
Final Classification
1st – Togo
2nd – Ghana
3rd - Benin
At the closing ceremony, a pioneer medal and a certificate was given by mr Calegari, on behalf of the FITB to :
Mrs Olga Kpodzo – first person to take a team from Togo to a FITB international event.
Mr Clement Ligan – first person to take a team from Benin to a FITB international event.
Mr Alfred Kobina Arthur – for the organization of the first African Tchoukball Championship.
On the 14th of august, a training session in Dansoman neighborhood was conducted by mr Calegari. The participant from all the 3 countries had opportunity to learn more about the technique, defense and attack.
Later some matches were organized with mixed teams, with 2 players from each country.
The event was a great success and provided a lot of motivation for all the participants to continue the promotion of tchoukball and to improve their skills. The next FITB African Tchoukball Championship will be in 2012 and Togo and Benin are already preparing their bid and their team for this event, when we expect the participation of event more countries.

terça-feira, 3 de agosto de 2010

Ghana getting ready for the African Championship

On the 27th of July the men adult team from Ghana had a training session in Dansoman, Accra with the brazilian coach Julio Calegari. This is part of the preparation of the national squad for the first African Tchoukball Championship to be held on the 13th and 14th august !

terça-feira, 9 de março de 2010

First African Championship

From the 13th to the 15th of August 2010, in Accra, Ghana, will be held the First African Tchoukball Championship.

It will be a great oportunity to meet teams and friends from other african countries gathering to celebrate the fast growth of Tchoukball in the continent !

For more information, write to Alfred Arthur Kobina - abaako43@yahoo.com

New players in Ghana

On the 3rd and 5th of march 2010, mr Julio Calegari, director of international promotion of tchoukball for the FITB came to Accra and held a workshop for the students of the Oral Roberts International School. A group of 25 boys and 15 girls took part of the training session accompained by mr Quayson, who is the responsable for the sports in the school.
This was part of the program to prepare and select players to represent Ghana in the First African Tchoukball Championship.

quarta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2009

Workshop in Accra

On the 19th of august 2009, mr Julio Calegari, director of international promotion of tchoukball for the FITB went to Accra for a workshop on playing and coaching skills. This event was organizes by the GTA (Ghana Tchoukball Association) and also had the participation of mr Albert Griegoulou from Ivory Coast who got some nets,cds and promotional material to bring to our new contacts back on his country and also in Mali and Burkina Fasso.
All those efforts in this regions of Africa have 2 main goals: the promotion of tchoukball in new countries with the creation of new national federation and the gather of them to the participation on the first african tchoukball tournament to be held in Accra in 2010.