The Ghana Armwrestling Federation is 3 years!
Since it’s inauguration in September, 2016 GAF was mandated by the National Sports Authority as the 40th recognized sporting federation to be solely responsible for the development and promotion of Armwrestling in Ghana.
As the fastest growing sport and the most talk about today apart from football, Ghana Armwrestling Federation within the period has chalked many successes and still counting, making Armwrestling rank amongst the top active federations in Ghana.
The Ghana Armwrestling Federation can proudly boast of 17 products aimed at development and encouraging participation by many in schools, institutions and the communities. The institution of Armwrestling Clubs, the Athletes Brigade, Coaches Chamber and the Referees Commission with active website and interactive social media platforms also has been a major achievement.
Affiliated to the Ghana Olympic Committee, World and Africa Armwrestling Federations, the national team, The “Golden Arms” have been to all major competitions organised by the international bodies winning a record medal haul of 128 continental medals with 57% being gold medals.
It is worthy to note that the highest achievement is the hosting of the Africa Armwrestling Championships which was touted as a mini-world championship and the introduction of the sport in 7 regions, trained 47 coaches and 29 referees drafted from Schools, Security Services, Tertiary Institutions and the communities.
Ghana Armwrestling in 3 years is considered the best in Africa in terms of development boasting of having 11 Senior referees (the best on the continent) , the only Female Referee in Africa, a World Certified Junior Referee and the Director for Training in Africa.
As the major challenge is sponsorship and financing, the Federation in the years ahead will continue to engage its partners in development ie the National Sports Authority, Tertiary Institutions, GES, Gyms the Communities, our sponsors and corporate Ghana to combine forces in making Armwrestling a sport of Choice covering the entire nation.
As we prepare for the World Championship in Romania, we appeal for financial support/sponsorship to enable the “Golden Arms” win a World Championship medal.
On this occasion of our 3rd anniversary, we appreciate the great support from the media and friends, Kofikrom Pharmacy, T.T Brothers, Twellium Industries, Awards Center, ABL’s Eagle Extra Stout, GTV Sports+ and the many, who have in diverse ways towards the fast growth of the Armwrestling and call for support from institutions willing to build brands to consider the Ghana Armwrestling Federation brands.
GAF salutes the hardworking board and the working team of Husseini Akuetteh Addy, Charles Binney, Nii Otoo Lankyn, Kenneth Odeng Adade, Osei Tutu, Thomas Boakye Agyemang, Frank Osei Wusu, The “Golden Arms”, MOYS and the many others.