150 girls for AdaMark Abuja Basketball Camp
No fewer than 150 girls in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will participate in the third edition of the AdaMark Basket Camp, opening on 1st of August, 2016 at the Abuja National Stadium, organiser has disclosed.
While addressing a press conference at the stadium yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer of AdaMark Foundation for Girlsorganiser of the camp, Mrs. AdaMark Ogbole said only girls within the age bracket of 8 and 18 are eligible to take part in the one-week camp.
Mrs. Ogbole who revealed that registration is free, said players will be admitted on a “first come, first serve basis.”
The camping exercise with the theme: “Step it up for gender equality” is aimed at teaching the girls sound fundamental basketball and life skills regardless of ability and age, according to the organiser.
She said the overall objective of the camp is to encourage girls to take to basketball which, according to her, will ultimately improve female basketball in the country.
“We want to ensure that we allow girls to be girls and that is why this year’s edition is only for girls,” she stressed.
Mrs. Ogbole, who said she is an advocate of female education in the country, disclosed that her foundation has a bursary system in place to help less privileged female basketball players go to school.
She said outstanding campers will receive gift items to encourage them to continue improving in the game, adding that “we know that life is about competition, so we want to make the girls competitive.”
Also speaking at the Press Conference, the President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Tijani Umar who commended the organisers, promised to continue providing technical supports for such good initiatives as they are in tandem with the federation’s objectives.