Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In a recent meeting between the Sierra Leone Aquatics and the National Olympic Committee (NOC), President Mohamed Turay emphasized the pivotal role the NOC plays as a parent body, stating that effective operation of Sierra Leone Aquatics relies on the support and guidance of the NOC.
President Turay underscored the significance of 2024 as an Olympic Year, particularly with the upcoming Paris Olympic Games. Recognizing their potential qualified athletes, Sierra Leone Aquatics seeks collaboration with the NOC for expertise in promoting sport development.
Reginald Sawyer, the Public Relations Officer of Sierra Leone Aquatics, expressed delight in the visit, highlighting the crucial role NOC support plays in the federation’s progress. He emphasized that despite their strides, the partnership with NOC is essential for continued growth.
Addressing the strides made in female participation in Aquatics, Hawa Dauda, the female representative of Sierra Leone Aquatics, outlined efforts to identify and encourage female talents in aquatics across provinces.
In response, NOC/CGA Sierra Leone President, Prince Sualley, commended Sierra Leone Aquatics for their efforts in promoting sport development. He urged them to maintain their positive trajectory and become an example for other sport associations. Sualley encouraged frequent visits to the NOC Headquarters, emphasizing the organization’s open-door policy for all sporting disciplines.
The visit concluded with the symbolic presentation of the World Aquatics flag to the NOC President by Sierra Leone Aquatics President Mohamed Turay.
The Aquatics delegation, consisting of nine members, including President Mohamed Turay, Secretary General Abdul Turay, Public Relations Officer Reginald Sawyer, and Women Representatives Hawa Dauda, received a warm welcome from NOC President Prince Sualley and Treasurer Unisa Deen Kargbo. BT/18/1/2024