The Active Living & Wellness Alliance Groups (ALWAG) strongly believes that excellence in sports must be recognized and rewarded. Hence, in 2013, as part of its Physical Activity Hall of Fame exercises, recognized Mr. John Commey Amui for his excellences in sports and contributions to the preparation of future physical education teachers in the country.
ALWAG in its citation stated “…we decorate you with our “tokens” and hope that our fore-runner (MOYS) shall position your efforts more appropriately in the historical annals of sports development in the nation. We honor your excellence and contributions as a Sports Developer by decorating you with our symbols of achievement and inviting you to join the nation’s developers and impactors in GPEStt-EMG’s Physical Activity Hall of Fame. This is our stage to showcase in a global way, the achievements of individuals in the field of physical activity and the related sciences. Thus, on this day 5 June 2013, we welcome you to the alliance of developers and impactors in the Physical Activity Hall of Fame for your distinguished contributions to Sports Development in Ghana”. And the citation reads further….
Mr. John Commey Amui, was born on March 14th, 1942 at Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana and hailed from Accra in the Greater Accra Region. He attended Odorgonor Secondary School in 1963 and then transferred to the Krobo-Odumasi Secondary School. In 1966 he entered the Specialist Training College and completed studies in Physical Education in 1970.
He did his National Service at Achimota Secondary School for 2 Years and was later posted to Aggrey Memorial Secondary School at Cape Coast as a P.E Instructor.
In his youthful days he coached and played. He always told, as part of sports stories, when Achimota School, led by President John Atta Mills defeated his team, five (5) nil on his own grounds at Aggrey Memorial in cape Coast. He also played with Prez Mills for several years. His career in hockey was extraordinary. As a player he earned his first national outing in 1965, after which he made several appearances on the National Hockey Team until he retired in 1970.
From active play, he became the Coach for the National Hockey team and captured 14 trophies for the nation in his time. He was an excellent instructor and his students applaud him for his excellent tutelage and teaching effectiveness.
Out of class, they applaud him …”CHAMPION” and he responded “enese” – whatever that means! All physical education teachers in Ghana today, who graduated from the specialist Training College and the University of Education, Winneba, received instruction in teaching and coaching hockey from him. Many of today’s national players are products of the teachers you trained at the University of Education, Winneba.
We salute you for your extraordinary performance and contribution to the survival of hockey in Ghana.
He worked, for the most part of his career at UEW, retired and continued to teach part time at UEW until his demise in December 2015.