FCT re­con­sti­tutes 20 sports as­so­ci­a­tions

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Joshua Odeyemi

The Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) yes­ter­day in­au­gu­rated the boards of 20 sports as­so­ci­a­tions that will help drive its sports devel­op­men­tal pro­grammes for the next four years.

The as­so­ci­a­tions are; ath­let­ics, bad­minton, bas­ket­ball, box­ing, chess, cricket, golf, gym­nas­tics, handball, hockey, judo, karate, kick -box­ing and scrab­ble.

Oth­ers are; ta­ble ten­nis, taek­wondo, ten­nis, vol­ley­ball, weight -lift­ing, wrestling and foot­ball.

In­au­gu­rat­ing the boards, the Sec­re­tary of FCT Sports depart­ment, Bless­ing Onuh said the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the as­so­ci­a­tions was ne­ces­si­tated by the need to trans­form sports in the ter­ri­tory.

She ac­knowl­edged that from be­ing a recre­ational ac­tiv­ity, sports has now be­come a ve­hi­cle for so­ci­etal de­vel­op­ment.

She there­fore called on mem­bers of the var­i­ous sports as­so­ci­a­tions’ boards to bring their ex­pe­ri­ences to bear in help­ing to im­prove sports in FCT.

“I urge you to come up with grass­roots ori­ented pro­grammes that will help im­prove sports in the FCT.”

Ear­lier, the Di­rec­tor of FCT Sports depart­ment, Musa Alim com­mended the Board mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tions for ac­cept­ing the re­spon­si­bil­ity of repo­si­tion­ing sports in the ter­ri­tory.

While re­call­ing the land­mark achieve­ments the FCT had recorded over the years, Alim ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the ter­ri­tory would do bet­ter with the re­con­sti­tu­tion of the as­so­ci­a­tions.

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