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Maria Tsakos National Junior Championship

posted 4 Sep, 13 • Category: Competitions • Comments: 0
As part of efforts aimed at  promoting and developing athletics nationwide, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) initiated the annual Maria Tsakos National Junior Championship.

As part of efforts aimed at promoting and developing athletics nationwide, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) initiated the annual Maria Tsakos National Junior Championship.

As part of efforts aimed at promoting and developing athletics nationwide, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) initiated the annual Maria Tsakos National Junior Championship.

Maria Tsakos Foundation started sponsoring the GAA junior programs in 2010 and has been doing so for the past five years, and this has helped the GAA to unearth young talented Athletes, notably, Janet Amponsah, Beatrice Gyaman, and Emmanuel Appiah Kubi.

The Championship enabled GAA to select the best junior athletes to form a formidable Junior National Team to represent the country at the west African junior championship In Abidjan and the ECOWAS games in 2012.

Athletes who qualified were also selected to compete at the IAAF world Junior Championship in Barcelona, Spain in 15th July 2012.

The Games was held in Tamale for the first time to whip up interest in the Youth in the Northern sector in 2012.

The two day championship brought together 136 athletes and coaches from all the ten to regions to compete against each other coaches. Central and Northern Region were represented by the highest number of athletes being 16 and 14 respectively whiles the remaining regions compete with 10 athletes.



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GAA and Just Because Fitness sign partnership agreement

The Ghana Athletics Association and Just Because Fitness (JBF), a Ghanaian sports promotion group, sign an agreement






The Ghana Athletics Association and Just Because Fitness (JBF), a Ghanaian sports promotion group, have signed an agreement for JBF to partner the GAA to stage a number of domestic athletic competitions in 2018, and to support four promising national athletes through a program dubbed “Sporting Chance.”


The partnership brings together one of the biggest sports brands in Ghana and JBF, who have established a reputation for providing key interventions that bring about a positive change to the lives of sports teams and individuals.



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