Impressed with the giant stride made in school sports, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has matched his words with action by providing basic training kits to Greensprings School in Lagos.
This was in fulfillment of the promise made by the AFN President, Solomon Ogba, during his recent visit to the school.
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Athletics Kids bag was donated to Greensprings following its genuine involvement in sports.
The decision to support the school with the equipment was made in January by the AFN boss, who believes the initiative can encourage other schools to give sports priority.
According to Ogba, Greensprings has done a lot for school sports development in Nigeria and such school should be supported to boost its sports initiative.
IAAF certified instructor for Kids Athletics in Nigeria, Funmi Nutai lauded AFN for identifying with Greensprings while urging other sports federations to take a cue from AFN.
Also, a Lagos-based sports academy, Dynaspro Weekend Sports Academy benefited from the AFN’s gesture while the Coordinator of the academy who is also a consultant on sports to Greensprings, Oluseyi Oyebode, applauded AFN for identifying with the academy being the first academy in Nigeria to benefit from the gesture.
To Oyebode, “This is a dream come true and this will further enhance our training to international standard at the academy and I believe this will help us to use international standard to train our students.”
Corroborating Oyebode’s claims, Nutai said with the donation of the kits, it would afford them the opportunity to discover and develop burden talents in athletics, while also urging parents to support their wards in taking to sports as it aids their performance in academics.