Hundreds attended Volta FA/GFA training on club administration


Volta Football Association with the mother Association, GFA held a successful Capacity Building workshop for club owners and administrators in the region

The Volta Football Association in conjunction with the Ghana Football Association held a one day Capacity Building workshop for its football administrators and managements.

The workshop which took place at the Ho Technical University SRC Hall saw speakers like Micheal Oti Adjei, Francis Adu, Kwabena Agyekum, Neil Armstrong Mortagbe led by the Ghana Football Association General Secretary, Lawyer Prosper Harrison Addo lectured on respective topics.

Football owners and clubs administrators running mostly Women's football, Division 2 and 3 have failed to take due advantage over how the game is ran. With this, Over hundred of participants filled the auditorium to take part in the 7 hour program held on Thursday, 17th December, 2020.

Michael Oti Adjei in his delivery on the topic, Social Media and Marketing, encouraged all participants to take advantage of the Social Media to propagate their clubs, he urged club owners and administrators to frequently ensure their club's information are in the Social Media for marketing sake.

Neil Armstrong Mortagbe on his side, tackled Club Branding and Marketing, this he said administrators must ensure their club gets the needed marketing strategy right, stressing marketing is the only way to sell club to the world. Speaking about Branding, Neil Armstrong Mortagbe touched on the need for administrators to use the right approach in branding their clubs.

Football and IT according to Francis Adu is not difficult to run. An effective IT Structure he said is all about getting a laptop or a computer, multi purpose printer and a router was enough for a club to run effectively. 

Kwabena Agyekum centred his lecture on Club Administration. He however highlighted the attributes of most clubs who have failed to keep club records and documents which have become a tool for failure for most clubs especially in the division 2 level. He further indicated that, clubs have poor system structures resulting to slow or no growth. This he believes has caused administrators and owners to miss opportunities in the line of managing their clubs.

The General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association was the last to mount the podium. Lecturing the participants, he revealed the need for club owners and administrators to read more on the Codes of Ethics of the game.

Lawyer Prosper Harrison Addo on the topic, Club Governance, also stressed that, owners and administrators of clubs are strictly prohibited from betting, this he said is a serious offence as football people running a club and is accompanied with severe sanctions from FIFA.

Lawyer Prosper Harrison Addo also urged all stakeholders of the game to ensure to bring back the love of the game and improving on the various capacities of the game such as IT, club infrastructure etc.

Club owners and administrators who attended the program was pleased with the RFA and GFA for the seminar, suggesting the need for a yearly seminar to be held for them.

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