The Gambia Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Body Building Association (GWLPLBBA) will next week meet with members of the 'Being in Good Health Team' in Turkey, where the two associations will work to identify gymnasium equipment for The Gambian association. This was revealed at a meeting the team had with members of the National Sports Council and GWLPLBBA last week.
Howard Williams, a Jamaican-born Briton, expressed his readiness to support and train Gambians in various aspects of sports while also pledging to help in providing sporting equipment that will help to boost sports in the country.
Noel Dunkley, who is also a member of the Being in Good Health Team, said they are willing to help sports in The Gambia starting with a scheduled meeting with members of the (GWLPLBBA) in Turkey next week where equipment will be identified for shipment to the country.
"We will be leaving for the United Kingdom where we are expected to travel to Turkey next week to meet with the members of The Gambia Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Body Building association to identify the equipment for the association. We will also use the opportunity to train trainers that will eventually train Gambians when the equipment arrive," Dunkley said.
The president of the Gambia Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Body Building Association, Musa Koteh, expressed his delight with the development. He revealed that the team will meet with the Gambian trainers in Turkey next week to teach them on the usage of the materials that they want to send to The Gambia.
Abdou Aziz Titao Mendy, Senior Development Officer of the National Sports Council, welcomed the idea of the equipment while revealing that the Government of The Gambia has decided to waive the tax on all sporting equipment coming into the country.
The executive secretary of the National Sports Council, Mamudou Max Jallow, joined Titao to thank the the GWLPLBBA under its president, Koteh, and secretary general, Ebrima Cham.