Aureol Insurance Company, the leading and renowned Insurance Company in the country is hosting a three days Squash Tournament which starts today at the Aqua Sports Complex Murray Town.
Foday Conteh, a member of the Organizing Committee has disclosed to Awoko Sports that the tournament is going to attract three different categories of people from the junior level which will attract players from the age range of U-12-U-16, while the other category is the professionals and the advanced players.
He also stated that President Ernest Bai Koroma, who is a keen sportsman and the Minister of Trade David Carew are expected to engage each other in an exhibition match, while indicating that the competition is open because they want to give everybody who can play Squash the chance to participate so that those who feel that the discipline is for elite are proved wrong.
Furthermore he said they also wanted to draw the attention of the general public to come onboard in their hundreds to witness the competition which will be the best Squash competition organized so far as everything is in place to make the competition exciting.
Foday Conteh also stated that their main focus is to organize such competitions to identify players that will be expected to represent the country in international competitions. Adding that the game will soon become an Olympic Sport
The competition will be played on elimination series to make it more competition, exciting and thrilling as nobody will want to be eliminated in the first round and those who win will proceed to another stage of the competition.
He therefore called on athletes to join The Personal Accident policy on sports which will be very good for them as their medical and the sum involved when they are involved in an accident is very attractive.
Foday Conteh urged all sporting disciplines to make sure that they register their athletes with the AIC policy for sports, and further recalled that during the first edition of the ECOWAS Peace Cycling Tour which was hosted in Freetown every cyclist that represented the country registered with the AIC policy for sports which was benefit for the athletes.
This is not the first time that that Aureol Insurance Company is sponsoring sports in the country as they have become the main sponsors for sporting disciplines like Handball and in this year’s Olympic Day they were the major sponsor, as its their Corporate Social Responsibility to give back to the nation.