UER to host 2019 Second Cycle Inter-regional Sports festival

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Anthony Apubeo, GNA

Bolgatanga, Sept 3,
GNA – The Upper East Region is set to host the 2019 edition of the Second Cycle
Inter-regional Sports festival slated for September 11 to 22, 2019.

The hosting right
was given to the region in 2017 after the last edition in Cape Coast in the
Central Region and it becomes the second time after 1999 that the region hosted
the competition for the first.

The 31st edition
would gather about 2,500 students from various second cycle institutions across
the previous ten regions of the country in Bolgatanga, the regional capital, to
compete in various disciplines.

The students would
be competing to win medals for their various schools in 10 different
disciplines, soccer, volleyball, hockey, handball, basketball, badminton,
netball, table tennis, fencing and athletics.

Briefing the media
at a press conference in Bolgatanga, Madam Diana Aboor, the Regional Physical
Education Coordinator, said most of the disciplines would be taking place at
the Bolgatanga Senior High School (Big Boss), while few others would be played
at the Bolgatanga Girls Senior High School (Bogiss).

The Second Cycle
Inter-regional Sports Festival is a sports competition organized every two
years to afford students in the Senior High and Technical schools across the
regions to compete in the various sporting disciplines to unearth their talents
and also interact with each other to foster friendship and good relations among
the schools.

The competition
would officially begin on September 13 and end on September 22, 2019.