Lagos Schools Set For The Athletics School Games

April 29, 2024
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Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) will come alive on Saturday, April 27, as 15 schools across Lagos State vie for hnours at The Athletics School Games (TASG).

TASG is a groundbreaking annual event set to redefine the athletics landscape in Lagos and it has been sanctioned by theLagos State Athletics Association (LSAA)-sanctioned as a brainchild of Seun Akinbohun, a sports enthusiast, with the sole aim of elevating youth athletics in the country.

Speaking at a media parley held in Lagos on Wednesday April 24, Founder of TASG, Akinbohun said, “We aim to unearth hidden gems by providing them with a stage to showcase their skills, passion, and dedication. The Athletics School Games (TASG) is not just about winning medals; it’s about shaping the character and aspirations of our youth, instilling in them the values of discipline, teamwork, and resilience that will serve them both on and off the field.”

“The games encompass a variety of track and field events, including sprints, middle-distance races, hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump, and javelin. This diverse range of activities ensures that athletes can showcase their skills across multiple disciplines, contributing to the overall success of their school in the league. Beyond the quest for victory, The Athletics School Games place a strong emphasis on sportsmanship. Athletes will have the opportunity to forge new friendships, learn from one another, and appreciate the value of fair play. This focus on character development is integral to the event’s mission of nurturing well-rounded individuals,” she added.

She, however, said, “We are committed to delivering an event of unparalleled quality and excellence. From top-notch facilities to expertly curated competitions, every aspect of The Athletics School Games is designed to rival the best youth events worldwide. We aspire to set a new standard, one that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the World Athletics and other global governing bodies.”

Brand Manager of Maltina, Clementina Kayode said TASG is in line with the ideals of Maltina, while pledging their support for the meet.

In her remarks, Founding Member of TASG, Keke Hammond, said they are committed to the sustenance of the event while calling on corporate bodies to identify with it.

For the Technical Director of LSAA, Enefiok Udo-Obong, they are willing to ensure that the meet is successful while reaffirming their technical support for the competition.

Elementary and secondary school students will compete in 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, shuttle relay, 4x100m, 4x400m, long jump, shuttle throw, and shot put.

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