Lagos Sports Summer Camp Holds from August 31

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Lagos Sports Summer Camp Holds from August 31

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The Lagos State maiden multi-sports camp for children between ages 9 and 16, tagged “Lagos Sports Summer Camp”, will kick-off at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Saturday, 31st August 2019.
According to the Director-General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Oluwatoyin Gafaar, the Sports Summer Camp will be an avenue to train students across the five divisions of Lagos State.
The six-day sporting event, holding from 31st August to 5th September 2019, is aimed at exposing the participants to some sports which include Athletics,  Table-Tennis, Basketball, Taekwondo, Judo, Swimming, Squash and Volleyball.
He further disclosed that the objective is to introduce the chosen sports to interested students and to enable them commence the training to represent Lagos, and also Nigeria, hoping that after the event, identified talents will be selected for further coaching and mentoring.
While noting that the Camp is borne out of the need to create a conducive environment where kids come together to develop a sense of responsibility as they try new adventures away from home, he emphasised that the camp will not only be on sports, as the kids will also be tutored in Art, Academics and Life skills.
Gafar also revealed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved that the Sports Summer Camp should be an annual event of the Lagos State Sports Commission.
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