All set for Archery symposium as SWAN FCT week kicks off

Respected members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter will on Tuesday, November 24, refresh their knowledge on Archery, being one of the recently introduced sports in Nigeria.

In a press statement issued by the Secretary, SWAN FCT Ikenna Okonkwo on Monday in Abuja.

The workshop which kicks off 11.30 am, will take place inside the female hockey pitch (adjacent NIS arena), package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja.

Already, sports Journalists within the nation’s capital have expressed their willingness to fully participate.

A veteran sports journalist and one of the oldest SWAN members, Mr Asueliemen Osasuyi of the Nigerian Pilot, who was first to put a phone call across to the secretariat early Monday morning was optimistic that the training is worth the wait.

“Archery is not one of the popular sports like football, basketball, athletics, handball in Nigeria, but it has a lot of prospects in the country, being an Olympic sport.

In their separate remarks, a veteran broadcaster Kelechi Onwudiwe of Beat/Classic FM and renowned sports writer Foluso Alade of Gongnews.com were of the view that Archery if well-publicized would spur many hidden potentials to emerge across Nigeria.

President of Nigeria Archery Federation Alhaji Mohammed Baba Abdullahi assured that the federation is set to deploy their equipment for the all-important training sessions.

Alhaji Abdullahi who is also the chairman of FCT Archery Association said, “We are delighted to partner with sport writers at this time. We are aware of the crucial role they play in grassroots and elite sports development.

Archery is a skill or sporting game that involves the practice or skill of using a bow to shoot/propel arrows. It is becoming one of the interesting competitive games and recreational activities in the country and is gradually accelerating to a higher level just as when football started in Nigeria.

 

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