19 November 2012

Gambia: British Couple Equips BJ's Academy, Others

A British couple, John and Christin Maxwell, Saturday presented sporting items to Babucarr Jallow's (BJ's) Football Academy, a Nawettan team in the Serekunda West Sports Development Committee and Ndikiri Kunda Football Club in Upper Fulladu West in the Central River Region (CRR). The donated items included footballs, Corns, bibs and Jerseys. The handing over ceremony was held at Latrikunda Sabiji Primary School football ground.

In an interview with this reporter, John Maxwell said he has been coming to The Gambia for three years now. He said they are trying to promote the game of football in The Gambia.

On his part, Musa Jallow, chairman of BJ Academy, recalled that John came with a group of college students who visited his native village of Ndikiri -Kunda and indicated interest in the talented young players in The Gambia. "After discussions with John Maxwell about the whole activity involved in sports, he promised that when he gets back to the UK, he will provide sporting materials for the boys," he said, while expressing appreciation to the donor for the laudable gesture.

Babucarr Jallow, the founder and coach of BJ Academy, acknowledged that all the equipment the academy used during the Nawettan are being provided by Maxwell.

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