11th March, 2013
As part of its vision and objectives to popularise taekwondo in the country, Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation is organising training exercise across the six geo-political zones of the country this year.
The training tagged “Drill Them Fit” (DEF) is one of the many programmes of the foundation. According to the founder/Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Chika Chukwumerije, the training is one of the long term plans to groom African and Olympics champions for the country.
“The vision of the CCSF is to produce educated champions and to inspire the future. The “Drill Them Fit” (DEF) Campaign is one of many CCSF programmes geared towards achieving its vision statement. The DEF will inspire, it will produce champions amongst the participants, and it will also educate our future on the importance of knowledge acquisition. It is new, it is different, and it is history-making,” he said.
The captain of Team Nigeria to the London 2012 Olympics added: “We at the CCSF have dared to dream, and have dared to become a willing tool to drive the changes we all seek. We can only ask that you use this tool to shatter the frontiers of history. Let our actions speak louder than our words. The DEF Campaign is an action. Its effect will reverberate around the world during the world championships in 2015, at the All Africa Games in 2015, at the RIO 2016 Olympic Games. However, its success is dependent on whether we choose to work together. The time has come to make a stand; to answer the question that all great changes ask – do we dare to do what is different so as to cause the change we all seek, or do we fold our hands and keep doing nothing, and remain where we have always been? The ball, my dear friends, lies in your court. Together, we can yet write our “chapter of greatness” in the annals of history.”
Over 60 participants took part in the exercise held in Owerri, Imo State capital, last week, while states like Kebbi, Edo, Rivers, Kaduna and Lagos are expected to host the remaining programmes.