150 girls for No Bar­ri­ers Sum­mer Bas­ket­ball Camp

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By David Ngobua @Ngob­ua­david

A to­tal of 150 girls be­tween the ages of 8 and 18 will be fea­tur­ing in this year’s No Bar­ri­ers Sum­mer Bas­ket­ball Camp sched­uled to hold be­tween July 30 and Au­gust 6 at the in­door and outdoor courts of the Abuja Na­tional sta­dium.

The third edi­tion of the camp which started in 2014 is for girls drawn from the Fed­eral cap­i­tal ter­ri­tory.

Mrs Ada Mark Og­bole spon­sor of the camp said the No Bar­ri­ers 3-on-3 bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion for women is aimed at teach­ing sound bas­ket­ball fun­da­men­tals in a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment where campers will not only com­pete in the tour­na­ment but will also be taught life skills.

She said the camp sanc­tioned by the Nige­ria Bas­ket­ball Fed­er­a­tion will teach the rudi­ments of bas­ket­ball be­tween the hours of 8am and 3pm while classes on be­ing a girl will hold to dis­cuss top­ics like de­ci­sion mak­ing skills, men­stru­a­tion, pu­berty, healthy friend­ships and sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted in­fec­tions.

“The camp is open to girls ages 8 to 18 and is ex­pected that 150 girls shall ben­e­fit from the pro­gramme. All campers will be grouped ac­cord­ing to age and abil­ity.”

Speak­ing on the mode of the tour­na­ment, she said, “this tour­na­ment uses the same prin­ci­ples and con­cepts of reg­u­la­tion bas­ket­ball ex­cept that it is played on half court with only six play­ers on the floor.

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