Ondo Weekend Sports Classics help to discover talents – Coach

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– Dotun Omoniyi, the Head Coach, State Table Association, Wednesday said the weekend classics programme of the state sports council had been of tremendous benefit in the discovery of athletes.

Omoniyi told the News Agency of (NAN) in that the programme was aimed at ensuring that upcoming discovered at various grassroots competitions were thoroughly groomed.

“This programme has produced that have the prospects of replacing the ageing ones; of them, Ogini Olasukunmi, won gold at the recent Youth Championships, Botswana.

“Also, Wale Fagbami participated at the just-concluded World Tour, tagged ` ’ but lost at the semi-finals which was a good attempt for an upcoming player.[eap_ad_2] 

“We usually have grassroots competitions across the state which has being helping us discover budding talents.

“This was the reason the weekend classics were initiated provide a favourable environment train them and give them opportunities play with their peers,’’ he said.

Omoniyi said the programme also considered the welfare of the participating athletes.

He said that deserving athletes were rewarded with some stipends take care of their feeding and .

“ The idea is to encourage them to be consistent in the programme, besides, they must for their to the sports venue and take care of some of their personal needs,’’ he added.

According to him, the state government has also been very supportive in the areas of facilities and sponsorship. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]