At exactly 10:00 am a short lecture for all the film production crew was started by Samuel Alabi Tetteh which gave a sense of direction as to how the film production will be and the short lessons covered pre-production, production, and post-production stages with basic communication skills.
The theoretical work gave way to a practical demonstration on the large green grass field and the large group of sportsmen and women including different age groups all assembled for short prayers.
Four groups were developed which were led by experienced expatriate coaches, Troy Duffield in the group (1) Derick Lyndes in the group (2) Greg Morrison group (3), and Fumiko Sakon in the group (4) to make the lesson more interesting and spacious by taking Covid protocols observance serious.
Ultimate frisbee for ultimate change
Ultimate frisbee, a relatively unknown sport in Ghana has gradually and systematically gained grounds to reckon with equally important sports in Ghana which is managing to change the lives of hundreds of children nationwide. “The Ghana Flying Disc Association presents the work of some organizations who seek to bring ultimate change through ultimate frisbee,” said President Desmond Mantey.
GFDA Ultimate Frisbee
Ultimate frisbee is a sport played with a 175-gram flying disc. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in American football or rugby. Players may not run with the disc, and may only move one foot (pivot) while holding the disc. As it has only become popular recently in the Greater Accra region or the “Gadangme region” as the case may be. The game is self-refereed at even the highest levels, there is still a wide debate over its status as a sport.
Despite its ambiguous status as a sport, though, ultimate Frisbee is used by various organizations worldwide to motivate, inspire, it also leads to development, it brings peace and improves the lives of people, and traditional leaders have expressed their interest in the sport.
Ghana Flying Disc Association
Ghana Flying Disc Association is an organization that uses ultimate Frisbee as a tool for sustainable peace. GFDA began its work in Accra and continues to deepen and broaden the impact of its regional programs today and cover other regions in the country. GFDA uses ultimate Frisbee, as they believe it distinguishes itself from other sports in revolutionary ways: personal responsibility, mutual respect between opponents, and fair play are prioritized over winning.
“The GFDA started like a small seed in a garden and has grown to be a big garden so very soon it will be a farm,” said Coach George. Since its conception, the GFDA has brought close relationships with other communities and institutions with different ethnicity together to play the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, and much more. Very soon there will be a mini tournament in the communities and the schools as a prototype that will give a sharp idea on the residential camp ahead in next year which has a reflection on the all-African games in Ghana as the host nation. This will include basically the youth, community leaders from all over the regions, and schools.
There has been much improvement this time because the multi-cultural boys and girls teams that were formed practiced, ate, and competed side-by-side together which is the spirit of the game. The experience was nothing short of magical, as boundaries blurred and youth and adults bonded on and off the field – hope was alive.
The coaches led the program all over within the entire duration which made more youth players focused on promoting the five values of GFDA: Mutual Respect, Integrity, Non-Violence, Friendship, and Fun.
On behalf of the GFDA, the president thanked the headmistress and staff of the LEKMA 1 JHS, all those who donated cash and kind to help our dream come through, “Our game Our passion” has been fulfilled today and our able executive body has put a smile on each member’s face today.