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Play it, Dream it: Laureus Sports and FAME Foundation Sign Agreement

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A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), FAME Foundation has entered into a one-year partnership with Laureus Sport for Good, to achieve a common goal, using the power of sports for change under the Play it Dream it initiative of the organization.

In a Statement Signed by Communications Officer of FAME Foundation Inyene Idiong on Tuesday in Abuja revealed that,  Play it Dream it Initiative is aimed at using sports as a tool for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, improving access to quality and affordable education, reducing early marriage, promote gender equality and sports participation, and contribute to the reduction in inequalities among children and young adults in Nigeria.


Laureus Sports for Good, a London based Not-for-profit and global organization, based in London, celebrates sporting excellence and uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people around the world. 


The partnership will enable both organizations to take advantage of their collective strength and reach out to wider audiences, transform lives and also bring development to the people. Also, it unifies the idea of women and girls coming together through sports to better themselves and also the society. 


“Our focus is to advocate alongside the people, amplify their voices, and bring them closer to where they can access the relevant support, participate in their development and ultimately, sustainably exit their crises and we are elated at this partnership with Laureus Sports, and with optimism, we look forward to the outstanding growth that will be achieved by the organizations and the project beneficiaries,” says Ms Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello, Executive Director, FAME Foundation.


The project will be reaching young children; boys and girls aged 7-17, through the several activities like Football for Development, and other sports, aiming at 200 displaced children that will participate in the project’s weekly and monthly sporting activities and exercises, including mentorship and empowerment programmes.

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

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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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