Media Assistant to the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Dare Kuti has hinted about his plan to hold inter-secondary Volleyball Competition in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Kwara State Inter Secondary School Volleyball Competition is scheduled for 8th to 10th June, 2022 at the indoor sports hall of Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin.
Kuti, who is also a member of Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) media commission in a chat with newsmen stated that the aims of the championship, among many other things is to provide a platform for students to express and showcase their talents.
Stressing the need to encourage youth to take active participation in Volleyball, he revealed that the initiative will further expose students to opportunities that abound in the game of volleyball.
“Some of them might be selected for the next National Youth Games because we are working closely with the Kwara State Volleyball Association and Sports Commission in a bid to scout for youth that will get to represent the State and Country in the nearest future”, said the ace Journalist.
Noting that Eight schools, which includes Six government and Two private schools have been invited to participate in the tournament, he added that more schools will be invited in the subsequent competition.
He expressed optimism that the competition will also ultimately enhance the love and passion of students for Volleyball.
He however called on all and sundry to rally round the project which he said is in line with the policy and idea of grassroots sports development.
“We intend to make this an annual event and incorporate it to be part of school calendar – this, I believe will be possible with the support of all the stakeholders”.
“We are also working closely with the Ministry of Education and Kwara State Sports Commission to ensure the Inter-secondary Volleyball competition is sustained”, he concluded.
He hailed the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod for repositioning volleyball in Nigeria as well as giving young players the opportunity to showcase their talents by organising the African U-18 Girls and U-19 Boys Championship and other FIVB age grade championships.
“This competition is to compliment on the efforts of volleyball stakeholders in Kwara State and ultimately the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engineer Musa Nimrod who has repositioned volleyball since he came on board”.
“I want to thank those who have shown interest in the area of partnership and calling on other sports stakeholders to make the competition a success”, he added