By Kelvin Ifedayo
As part of efforts at boosting the game of sports in Ondo State, the state sports Council has commenced a three-day training on game of badminton for Sports Officers from the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.
Chairman of the State Sports Council, organisers of the training program, Dr Isaac Ayodele, who declared the coaching clinic open in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said the trainees are expected to use what gathered at the clinic to train upcoming badminton players in their respective Local Government Areas, towns and schools.
“Sports Officers would later be trained in the rudiments of other sports like Athletics, Basketball and Tennis, with a view to transferring the knowledge to younger athletes across their local council areas”
“The sponsorship of the training is at no cost to the State Government as it was funded through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in line with the administrative style of Governor Fayemi,” he said.
Ayodele reiterated the resolve of the present administration, through the sports council, to use youth participation in sports to enhance human capital development.
The coaching clinic which commenced on Wednesday saw several demonstration games played by the state’s badminton players who were co-ordinated by the state coach, Olayinka Akinyemi.
The training which is being held at Ado Ekiti Police Officers’ Mess Started on Wednesday will end on Friday 21st of August.