26 October 2018. The Army Recruits Training School (ARTS) has held an Inter-platoon Novices Boxing Competition for Basic Infantry Training Course 1/ 2018 on Friday 26 October, 2018 at Shai Hills.
The five-day competition saw the Charlie Company emerging as winners with 116 points while Bravo and Alpha Companies occupied the second and third positions with 84 and 80 points respectively.
All 399 recruits were engaged in series of bouts in the lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions and exhibited pure class and exciting pound for pound boxing.
The Guest of Honour, the Logistics Officer-Army Training Command (ATRAC) Colonel (Col) Albert Yaw Asiamah informed the recruits that the boxing competition was part of their training requirement towards turning them into outstanding soldiers for the Ghana Army.
Col Albert Yaw Asiamah added that soldiers had prime objectives of training in boxing and unarmed combat to equip them with the use of fistic for self-defence. He said physical fitness was a major requirement for recruits to pass out of the school.
He commended the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Elvis Larbi Sarpong Gyadu, Officers and Instructors and especially the physical Training Instructors for bringing the recruits up to standard.
Baby Jet Promotions and Gyan Investments made donations to ARTS which included boxing gloves, protective gear and hand wraps to help boost promotion of the sport.
Awards were presented to recruits who distinguished themselves creditably. Recruit Otutey Priscilla of Bravo Company emerged the best female boxer, while Recruit Laryea Thompson of Charlie Company was adjudged the best male boxer. Recruit Boateng Gideon of Charlie Company was adjudged the gallant loser as he demonstrated resilience despite losing his bout. All the award winners received a certificate of merit and trophies.