The one-day forum, which was held at the Dominion Christian School, was organized by the Boakai Athletic League (BALE). The forum brought together 37 coaches from different kickball clubs across the country.
Making presentation at the forum, the Chairman of Boakai Athletic League, Mr. Murvee Gray, urged the kickball coaches to play a leadership role in the management of their teams and players rather than be dictatorial over the athletes.
Mr. Gray, who is also the Assistant Minister for Sports at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS), noted that as leaders, the job of the coaches would be to inspire and motivate the young talents of Liberian kickball and not to destroy their future.
He stated that the future of Liberian kickball lies in the hands of those coaches, stressing that the future looks brighter ahead depending on how they (coaches) manage the game.
“Leadership involves influence; it is concerned with how a leader affects followers,” said Minister Gray.
Also in a chat with reporters following the one-day forum, the Chairman lauded the leadership of the LKF for the smooth administration of the sport in the country.
According to him, the leadership of the LKF has in recent times shown some signs of greatness, and that further testifies its ability to run the game.
He furthered that the BALE is a non-political group, which established with the aim of creating avenue to engage citizens and friends of Liberia to ensure maximum participation for the furtherance of good governance, peace, reconciliation and national unity through sports.
Though he said the group is non-political, Min. Gray among other things said entire idea is to promote the legacy of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai as the embodiment of a valued statesman.
For his part, the President of the LKF, Mr. J. Youvour Kollie, who is also the National Secretary General of the organization, lauded the coaches for their full participation at the forum.
He told reporters that such forum, when frequently held, will further contribute immensely to the development of the game here, and perhaps, could in the soonest possible time be extended to other parts of West Africa and Africa at large.