Titans TTC’s first-ever ‘Player Development’ Seminar a success

first_imgALWAYS looking to break new ground, the Titans Table Tennis Club (TTTC) yesterday held its first-ever ‘Player Development’ seminar, which targeted all athletes, 21-and- under along with parents, sports enthusiasts and stakeholders.Presentations were done by National Sports Commission’s (NSC) Deputy Director of Sport, Melissa Dow-Richardson.She enlightened the attendees on the governance of sports; the role of the Sports Ministry, Sports Commission and the importance of sports as a ‘Tool for Education, Inclusion and Development”.Dow-Richardson explained athlete development as the NSC has planned, through its proposed National Sports Policy, and their vision for the development of young athletes as well as the implementation of sports in schools throughout the nation.Meanwhile, Troy Peters, Communications Manager at beverage giant Banks DIH Ltd, also made a presentation on Sponsorship, Promotion, Social Media and Building the profile of an athlete.Peters, who was an experienced journalist before moving on to marketing, highlighted the fact that sponsorship is one of the biggest hurdles that sport associations baulk at, However, he explained that for sponsors to come on board there must be a feasible reason along with transparency.Another invited speaker was Godfrey Munro, president of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA), who educated the attendees on the support that they could look forward to from the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and GTTA as well as grants that could be accessed by the athletes.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, Titans TTC Public Relations Officer Daniel Thomas noted that the respective presentations were excellent and the turnout was great with a mixture of officials and athletes as well as parents.At the closing of the successful seminar, Dow-Richards said she was pleased to be included and urged them to reach out to the NSC in the future for events like the ‘Player Development’ seminar.last_img

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