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Cash Reward, Trophies, As Curtain Falls On 3rd Body Language Gymnastics Event In Lagos



Medallists at Third  Body language Gymnastics Club competition which took place in the city of Lagos last weekend left the venue happier with cash rewards and trophies.

The competition which began on Saturday ended on Sunday.

Not fewer than 98 gymnasts participated in the 3rd edition of the competition held in Ilupeju, Lagos.

National Youth Games and National Sports Festival gold medalist, Avani Goel emerged best overall gymnast having won 5 gold medals in the competition. She won gold on floor exercise, balance beam, on vault, uneven bars to beat other contestants to award.

Meanwhile, the organiser  and founder of Body language Gymnastics Club, elated Coach Michael Ocheke while speaking with media stated that more of such competition staged to discover young talents gymnasts will continue come up through his organization. Stating that the cash rewards and trophies are to encourage and spur the athletes to do more. 

He reiterated the plans to use Body language Gymnastics Club as a platform to discover and develop grassroots talents in gymnastics across the country.

“Raw talents can be discovered in a competition like this and we are committed to doing more of this. This is the Third edition and we are hopeful that it continues every year.

“The essence of the competition was to discover promising young gymnasts who would fly the nation’s flag in future international competitions. And we are already moulding one with some others. Avani Goal at her tender age has won gold medals at the National Youth Games and last two National Sports Festival.

“While others who will represent different states from our club are preparing and ready to beat their contestants to the podium.”

The fourth edition according to coach Michael will come in 2024.

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NCF/PwC U17 Cricket Tourney: Federation Extends Starter packs to all States



In order to encourage all the states taking part in the 4th edition of the National U17 Cricket Championship powered by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Nigeria Cricket Federation, ably led by Mr. Uyi Akpata,  is extending additional starter packs to all the states taking part in the playoffs across the 6-geo political zones of the country.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the NCF General Manager Emeka Igwilo said that the donation is a morale booster to the states for sustaining the game in their states.

According to the statement, this is coming after the distribution of two different consignments over the last three years. All the 36 states and the FCT got the initial consignment from the Bankstown Community, Australia. 

“After the distribution of the Equipment from Australia which was facilitated by ICC Africa, NCF also followed it up with the distribution of the NCF Customized equipment imported from outside the country and that one’s also imported through the ICC Criiio initiative. 

“The States, Schools, NGOs and Development officers that have been deploying the equipment into use have continued to receive booster packs to support their grassroot development and growth.  It has been a healthy development to support those that help NCF build their scorecard and NCF will not relent in its approach to get the States take ownership and responsibilities of growing the game in the country of over 200 million. 

“The Board of the Nigeria Cricket Federation during its Board meeting of 28th Dec 2022 resolved to sustain the growth by re-jigging the growth plan in line with the current projections. This will come during the Strategic Session/AGM when the Development Plan, submitted by the Development Committee to the NCF leadership, will be reviewed.”

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