Adopt-A-Talent Sports Programme: Lucky Athletes Know Fate Soon


The Central Working Committee of Adopt-A-Talent Sports Programme has informed the coaches  attached to the talent discovery programme to submit the names of athletes they considered  suitable for adoption by the would-be-sponsors.

This request was the aftermath of a screening exercise that led to a 14-day close camping at  the Nigerian Army Sports Camp, Myoung Barracks, Somolu, Lagos in August this year.

During the camping, the athletes under the strict supervision of their coaches, were  monitored to ascertain their skills acquisition, attitude during the tedious training at the  UNILAG Sports Centre, Yaba, their behaviour while in camp, their interaction with fellow  athletes within the camp and their general composure both inside and outside the training  pitch.

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According to Dr. Niran Adeniji, the Coordinating Consultant of the programme at the office  of Prince Wale Oladunjoye, the Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Sports Development to  Governor Raji Fashola, “we have received the final list from the coaches. The Central  Working Committee will soon release the list of  successful athletes considered suitable for  adoption. That’ll be after we might have held meetings with parents and guardians of the  athletes for their consent before we start allocating their wards to would-be-sponsors.”

Dr. Adeniji informed that the athletes, who took part in the recently concluded close  camping last month, have continued their all-year- round training in the six sports of the  programme in an open camp, to ensure that the training and momentum gained during the close  camp are sustained.

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