Nigeria can be the best in volleyball- Adekalu
By Femi Atolagbe
Over sixty students and sports masters partook in the one day Volleyball Clinic organized for secondary schools in Akure at the famous Oyemekun Grammar School.
Students were drawn from Aquinas College, Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School, Deeper Life Secondary School, CAC Grammar School, Preston College and the host school, Oyemekun Grammar School, all in Akure.
The students were taught some of the basic rules of the game of volleyball such as dig arm or Four arm pass, Volley pass, spiking, among others and later practicalised all they learnt.
While speaking, the Coordinator and a national Volleyball Coach, Mr Adeniyi Adekalu emphasised the need for such constant effort to encourage and tutor younger ones the need to effectively participate in sporting activities, and to prepare them from taking over from the old ones.
He noted further that many of the national players of today were picked and lured to the game from the streets, stressing that the society has enough talents to triumph in all sporting activities only if conscious efforts are put in place to harness them.
Pointed out that, over five young players have been invited for junior national teams from Ondo state and they are the products of these clinics.
He added “that with such progress, Nigeria can dominate and be the first to be reckoned with globally in terms of sports”.
He therefore solicited for the stakeholders’ support for the clinic. He thanked the sponsor Professor Omolade Adejuyigbe for promoting sports at the grassroot.
Adekalu said, the competition proper will hold in the month of May 2019, assuring the Participating schools that they would smile home with trophy, medals, certificates and cash rewards.
In attendance were sports masters, national players, who also participated in coaching the students and served as role models to them.
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