Ikoyi Club Takes Badminton To Akwa Ibom State

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By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos

In its bid to support the growth of badminton at the grassroots level, members of the badminton section ikoyi Club 1938 were in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital for  national teens coaching sensitization on badminton

The 2-day event which introduced the basics of the sport to children, also featured a friendly tournament between ikoyi Club and Uyo Badminton Club, which ikoyi  won 9-0 

The clinic which was facilitated by top badminton players in the country, was also held to  stimulate interest of children in the sport.

Chairman Badminton Section Ikoyi Club 1938, Jetson Nwankwo who led the team to Uyo, commended the programme, while noting that it was part of their efforts to contribute to the growth of the racket sport in Nigeria 

According to him,  with constant and cautious efforts with programmes like this, Nigeria will raise worthy ambassadors in different age grade tournaments in no distant time

” We at the club always associate ourselves with any project that will bring good tidings to badminton in Nigeria. Just last month, we organised a kiddies clinic at the club geared towards catching them young for the future,” he said.

At the end of the programme, Ikoyi Club donated badminton equipment and kits to the Uyo.

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