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All set for maiden edition of The Athletics School Games 


Organizers of The Athletics School Games, has revealed all is set to stage a groundbreaking annual event billed to redefine the athletics landscape in Lagos.
This was disclosed by founder, Dr. Seun Akinbohun, whose unique competition is design to bring together athletes from various private schools to showcase their athletic talents, while fostering a sense of sportsmanship, healthy competition and community spirit. 
Akinbohun, while addressing the press ahead of the championship scheduled for Saturday, 27th of April at Yaba College of Technology, disclosed the tourney will help create a springboard for the next generation of Nigerian Athletes. 
“  We aim to unearth hidden gems, providing them with a stage to showcase their skills, passion, and dedication. The Athletics School Games isn’t 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.“
“ In our quest to elevate Nigerian youth athletics onto the global stage, we’re 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 Federation and other global governing bodies,” she stated.
Meanwhile, Corona School, The Priory Prep, Atlantic Hall, Grange School, International School, Lagos and host of other registered schools have been primed for races like 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, Shuttle Relay, 4x100m, 4x400m, Long Jump, Shuttle Throw and Shot Put.

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