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Schools Get Sports Equipment For Exploits During Anambra Sports Festival

The Anambra government has donated sports equipment to schools which produced champions at the Sports Festival held between May and June this year for their impressive performances

Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission Chief Patrick-Estate Onyedum on friday handed Volleyball Court, Olympic Table Tennis Board, Football, Volleyball and Basketball equipments to the deserving schools.

ANN gathered that Washington Memorial Grammar School Onitsha which excelled in Volleyball had its dilapidated Volleyball Court expanded and renovated.

St Anthony’s Catholic Comprehensive Institute Agulu, in Anaocha Local Government Area took delivery of a brand new Joola Table Tennis board for exceptional performance in table tennis event at the festival.

St. Anthony’s also got ASSDC branded Volleyball,  Basketball football while Rosa Mystica Agulu also in Anaocha LGA received three ASSDC branded football, two volleyball and one basketball.

Onyedum said the gesture was in fulfillment of the promise by the Commission to support schools which did well at the festival with sports equipment and facilities.

He noted that the future of sports lied with the grassroots and that the reintroduced school sports had started yielding positive results as seen in the performance of Anambra team at the just concluded National Youth Games in Asaba.

Onyedum encouraged the schools to take their inter house sports seriously to keep them in shape for 2024 state school sports festival while urging them to make good use of the equipment.

ANN recalls that the Commission had earlier given prize money ranging from N1.5 million to N500,000 to the three top winners with over N500,000 as reward for individuals who won special awards during the First Anambra Sports Solution Initiative.


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