The NEWS (Monrovia)

Liberia: County Meet Postponed to January

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) has announced that the 2012/2013 National County Sports Meet will be held in Harper, Maryland County on January 5, 2013, instead of December 1, 2012, as previously planned.

The ministry said the change in date was prompted by its implementing partners' decision to re-brand the annual sports event for the broader participation of Liberians, a process which requires ample time for adequate planning in order to achieve the desired objective.

As part of the rebranding, the ministry said all activities of the event will be centered on the "Sports for Development" concept, coupled with peace-building initiatives, to further promote peace and unity among Liberians.

The event is organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

All 15 counties of Liberia participating in five disciplines - football, Kickball, basketball, volleyball and athletics - will be placed into four regional groups during the preliminary rounds, to be played at venues in Maryland, Nimba, Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties.

The quarterfinals through to the grand finals will be played in Montserrado County.

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