The 2017/2018 UG Inter-Hall games is set to commence with a grand launch to open the 3-weeks competition among the seventeen (17) Halls of residence. The launch is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 at the Basketball Court.
The participating teams will compete for honours in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball (women), Cross Country, Goal ball, Handball, Hockey, Soccer (women), Swimming, Netball, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball. The competition runs from Monday, September 11, 2017 through to Thursday, October 12, 2017 on all the courts and fields.
Dignitaries to grace the occasion are the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) and the Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board Professor Seth Kwame Offei, Sports Advisory Board members, Sports Management Committee members, Hall Management and UG Community. Other dignitaries are Mr. Reks Brobby (UG Sports Ambassador), Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and Mr. Yaw Sakyi Afari Sports Patrons for Football and Basketball respectively.
The Special Guest of Honour
The Executive Chairman of McDan Group of Companies and Honourary Sports Patron for the Sports Directorate, Dr. Daniel McKorley who also doubles as the Sports Patron for Tennis will be the Special Guest of Honour.
Avid fans of sports and all present will be thrilled to Basketball and Goal ball matches on the Basketball Court to give a foretaste of what will transpire during the 3-weeks period.
Public Speaking and Poetry Recitals
The University of Ghana Debate Society will showcase their prowess through public speaking and poetry recitals on a variety of issues covering academia, governance and sports.
A Good Platform to Whip up Enthusiasm
Ms. Catherine Asare-Frimpong a Senior Sports Organizer at the Sports Directorate is confident that the launch will be a good platform to whip up the interest and desire of students and staff of the university to watch and follow the games.
“I know this has worked in the past and I am very optimistic that the launch will serve as a catalyst to catch the attention of all. We hope at the end, we will enjoy good and beautiful games from all the participating Halls as well as some panache from the spectators who spice up the whole event.”
The Sports Directorate’s quest to constantly promote physical activity for healthy and quality life among members of UG Community has prompted the need for sales of sports equipment and kits during the launch. To this particular end, we wish to inform the various Colleges/Schools/Departments/Halls as well as individuals to take advantage of this possibility.
There will be live updates on Sports Directorate’s social media handles (Facebook: @sportsug, Twitter & Instagram: sports_ug) and periodic updates on its website www.sports.ug.edu.gh.com. Radio Univers 105.7 and other sister radio stations will also cover the event and inform the University community and the general public.