Beach soccer clubs prepare for league kick- off

first_imgThe Ghana Beach Soccer Association (GBSA) has confirmed Saturday 13th October as kick-off to the 2012/13 Beach Soccer league season with full FIFA rules.n July 2012, the Prampram Ghanaman Soccer Centre and La Beach Soccer Arena hosted the first ever FIFA Beach Soccer technical course navigated by FIFA instructor Talib Hilal.The success of the one week residential course prompted the FIFA official to urge Ghana to form a national beach soccer team by the end of 2012.With this challenge, the stakes have been raised for clubs, officials and players alike in a bid to be part of the historic national beach soccer team.The President of the GBSA Yaw Ampofo Ankrah is confident that with the new partnership and support from the Ghana Football Association (GFA), beach soccer can meet the high expectations and match FIFA’s challenge.But he has cautioned that there will not be a rush to form a national team if the right structures and conditions are not in place.”We are all excited by the confidence and encouragement from FIFA and indeed, the date and venue for the CAF qualifiers for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup are yet to be determined but in order to form a team to play qualifiers, we need to follow the right path and do things the right way with the GFA’s full input and support”The GBSA is also in talks with a few Ghanaian and international sports marketing experts in the USA, Spain, France and the UK who can advise on how best to take beach soccer in Ghana to the next level.According to Ampofo-Ankrah, beach soccer has progressed steadily over the past five years in Ghana and it would make no sense to rush into such a venture unprepared. Even though beach soccer has been played for fun in Ghana for many years, it was only in 2008 that the first official competition was organised at the La Pleasure Beach resort.Following that success, there have been coastal competitions in Senya Bereku in the Central region, Ada/Prampram in Greater Accra and Keta in the Volta region.The GBSA’s progress from a struggling association to one of the most well organised in the country did not go unnoticed by one of Ghana’s leading financial institutions CAL Bank.CAL Bank’s initial sponsorship of Gh40,000 for the 2011/12 season, meant that the association was able to organise two leagues simultaneously before another sponsor Clementia Contacto from South Africa got onboard with Gh25,000 package for the Division 1 league.Keta Sunset from the Volta region emerged winners to claim the Championship title whilst Teshie United were crowned Division 1 Champions and with it automatic promotion to the top tier.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Bookings: Aug. 12-19, 2013

first_imgYoder, Christofer34Wellington, KS700 E 16th Wellington KSSUSODUI, TOC, Driving while suspended8/14/13 Purkey, Lana43Kingfisher, OK416 S Washington Wellington, KSWPDFTA 12000035, FTA 130001838/14/13 Erwin, Stuart31Wichita, Ks500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/12/13 McCormick, Eugene21Wellington, KS500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/14/13 Swindler27Wichita, KsKDOC El DoradoSUSOHere for Court8/14/13 Jones, Dylan32Belle Plaine, Ks523 W 8th Belle Plaine, KsBPPDWarrant Arrest (2 SGCO warrants)8/15/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest MacDonald, David26Bonner Springs KsI35 MP1KHPWarrant Arrest (Johnson Co Indiana / FTA)8/16/13 Dorsey, Amber27Wellington, KS500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOProbation Violation8/12/13 Pennington, Heather35Belle Plaine, Ks213 N Logan Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDisorderly conduct8/18/13 Harrison, Tyson49Burden, KsMulvane PDMPDWarrant (FTA)8/13/13 Monasmith, Jeremy39Wichita, Ks213 N Logan Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDisorderly conduct8/18/13 Reyes, Jesus56Belle Plaine, Ks400 N Logan, Belle PlaineSUSODriving while suspended, Transporting open container, Liability insurance8/14/13 Dwyer, Adam33Belle Plaine, Ks200 N C #100WPDAttempted Burglary8/15/13 Clark, Keith45Wichita, Ks777 Kansas Star DriveSUSOWarrant arrest (Montgomery County)8/17/13center_img Hernandez, Michael35Caldwell, Ks500 N Washington WellingtonSUSOSGCO Warrant (Traffic)8/12/13 Lovan, Destiny30Wichita, KS1200 N Cherry Wellington, KSSUSORose Hill Warrant8/14/13 Hobbs. David22Wellington, KS512 N F Wellington, KSWPDFTA Warrant8/15/13 Rowan, Alan62Harper, KS109 E 15th Wellington KSWPDDUI8/15/13 Mann, Thomas Jared Jr33Wellington, KS215 W. 9th Wellington, KSSUSOFTA 13CR84, FTA 13TR6618/13/13 Dunn, Jason23Belle Plaine, Ks318 N Linden Belle Plaine, KsBPPDDV Battery / Criminal damage to property8/17/13 Thach,Drexler20Wichita, KS100 S Central Caldwell, KSCAPDPoss Drug Para, Crim use weapon,Poss with intent, No drug tax stamp8/17/13 Yura, Shellie37Wellington, KS100 E 15th Wellington, KSWPDFTA Warrant8/15/13 Ouano,Devin Brian30Wichita, KS100 S Central Caldwell, KSCAPDPoss Meth,Poss drug Para,Crim Use of weapon,Drug tax stamp,Felony Obstruction8/17/13 Smith, Gerald64Wichita, KsCowley County JailSUSOBurglary, 2 counts theft, 1 Sumner County Warrant8/14/13 Davis, Candace27Kansas City, KSI-35 M.P. 12KHPDriving while suspended8/18/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 8/12/2013 thru 8/19/2013 Taton, Eric Eugene37Wichita, KS113 E. Spring Conway Springs, KSCSPDDV Battery8/13/13last_img read more