8, 000 participants for 5th National School Sports Festival

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fred Igwe, Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 5th National School Sports Festival, said on Thursday that over 8, 000 athletes and officials would participate at the event in Port Harcourt. The 2013 edition of the festival, to be hosted by the Rivers Government, will hold between January 24 and February 4.

Igwe, who is also the Rivers Commissioner for Sports, said at a news conference in Port Harcourt that the Games would help to discover talents from the grassroots.

“We hope that individual talents that will be discovered during the Games will be developed to maturity. We are not emphasising that Rivers will win but we will make a lasting national impact on talent discovery in the state and the country at large.

“Sports has been the priority of the Rivers State Government and we will continue to encourage the government’s giant strides in sports,” Igwe said.

The LOC chairman said that accommodation was available at the University of Port Harcourt, Choba. He said that Games would feature athletics, handball, swimming, rugby, chess, golf, cricket, weightlifting and scrabble.

Others are taekwondo, tennis, boxing, Judo, hockey, table tennis, wrestling, football and volleyball.

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