Schools and Colleges Sports bounces back in grand style for the 2023/2024 academic year with a Special Athletics Competition for selected schools in the Region. The Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) in collaboration with Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Sports Authority (NSA) will organize an Invitational National Athletics Championship at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi in April.
The special competition seeks to identify and groom budding talents to represent Ghana during the African Youth and Junior Championship slated for Lusaka, Zambia this year.
The Championship is slated for April 3 and April 6, 2023, at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Twenty-three schools from the sports hub Ashanti Region, three schools from Central Region, One school each from Greater Accra, Western, Eastern and Upper West Regions of Ghana will battle it out at the Stadium.
Kumasi Anglican Senior High School and T.I Ahmadiyya Senior High School will host the athletes from the selected schools during the competition period.
Invitation Letter from the various Regional Directors of Education has already been received by the participating schools with preparations ongoing.
Thirty male and female athletes with three coaches will represent each school for the inter-school athletics championship.
Selected young athletes will begin camping from April 10 to prepare for the African Championship scheduled to take place in Zambia from 27th April 2023 to 4th May, 2023.
After this competition, the Annual Inter-Schools Athletics Competition will kick off for the various zones.
The list of participating schools is published below.