Last weekend, Loyola House proved their worth as a solid title defender as they were crowned champions of the 2016 inter-house sports competition of St. Francis Catholic Secondary School, Idimu, Alimosho, Lagos, in two consecutive years, having won the trophy last year.
In a keenly contested competition, Loyola emerged the winner after winning 20 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze to beat its rivals.
Speaking after the announcement of the result, the House Master of Loyola, Mr. Fagbuaro Boluwaji, said it was a great thing for them to emerge winner at the competition, attributing their victory to serious preparations made by the entire team ahead of the competition.
“Well, we are very happy. The students and the officials supported us and we thank everyone for contributing to our victory. That’s one thing about hard work. When you work hard there will always be an opportunity and when that opportunity comes, you won’t hesitate to grab it. So we worked hard and the result is now in our favour.”
The House captain, Miss Chizaram Nwokolo, said: “I feel very happy. I already know we’re going to get first or second position because we’re very determined in winning the trophy. We have a very serious house master and house mistress who always encourage us to work hard. I thank them for helping us to win the trophy again this year.”
Meanwhile, the Sports Director of the School, Mrs. Eucharia Ihedioha, said the day was really a great one for the school as parents, staffand guests came together with the spirit of sportsmanship to see children display their talents.
“It’s a competition where even the loser goes home with the spirit of sportsmanship. And I’ve seen the spirit in every house today. They’ve performed a lot. We started the hits last Wednesday and today, is the grand finale of the event.”
She commended Loyola House for emerging victorious at the competition, saying that in the spirit of sportsmanship the best would always emerge.
“I give kudos to them. They tried, other houses tried, but it was just one gold that made them become the overall winner.”