The Trust Sports Emporium and the Veterans Table Tennis Association Ghana (VTTAG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to synergise efforts and resources in their common vision in advocating and propagating sports as means of contributing to the development matrix of the nation.
Using table tennis as a sport of choice particularly, one of the less known and funded sports, the collaboration seeks to highlight the efficacy of sports in general and table tennis in particular as a conduit to nurture, health wellbeing and recreation of the adult and veteran population whiles simultaneously opening doors and avenues for the pool of talented youth to achieve professional status and career paths in Table Tennis and other sports.
Speaking to the President of the VTTAG he stated “Watch out for a plethora of Table Tennis Clinics, Master Classes, Bonanza, Festivals and competitions both national and international, for all classes ages and levels of participation to be rolled out soon”
These sports activities that will be a product of collaboration established by the historic MOU between the VTTAG and the Trust Emporium.
Table Tennis for all is the theme. echoed by both parties to the MOU . There are Immense opportunities for Corporate Social Responsibility and for others wanting to give back to society and the youth.
The partnership will also see veteran athletes stage fun games and competitions among themselves to promote sports and a healthy lifestyle.
At the signing of the MOU at the Trust Sports Emporium in Accra last Tuesday, Mr Christopher King, president of the VTTAG, told the Daily Graphic that the partnership is geared towards enhancing the collective vision of optimizing sports in the country.
“The facilities at the Trust Sports Emporium are first class and state of the art and they have largely been underutilized, this union will ensure that there is a more optimised and seamless usage of these facilities by all and sundry,” he noted.
He added that the VTTAG will liaise with other sporting entities in the country to ensure that they stage their competitions in at the Emporium without any hassle.
“This partnership idea came to me when I played and won 1st place trophy at the Nottingham Open Championship in the UK under the auspices of Table Tennis England. It is clear to me what needs to be done to get our youth to the highest international stage and even clearer to me that age is not a bar.
“Winning the open championship at 61 amidst tough competition across all ages must provide a modicum of hope for both the old and the young.”
He further noted that the partnership will also see the VTTAG host among others Togo and Benin at the Emporium during international veterans tournaments.
The CEO of the Trust Sports Emporium, Madame Shirley Aquaah-Harrison on her part affirmed her outfits resolve to support the least financed sporting disciplines in the country.
“These partnership will see VTTAG as the facilitator for the least financed sporting disciplines in the country to access the Emporium,” she noted.
She expressed satisfaction about the partnership and urged corporate bodies to support it.