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24 players get international netball certification

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A total of 24 Nigerians have bagged netball certification from the International Netball Federation (INF) Instructor, Mary Waya. The certification came after four days of the netball seminar.

The event, an initiative of Community Sport and Educational Development (CSED), was supported by three Edo State agencies (Ministry of Education, Edo State Sports Commission and Edojobs Agency).

CSED National Coordinator, former Super Eagles player, Edema Fuludu stated that Lord’s Taverners and Kits for the World also supported with some kits that were used for the seminar, while Foundation for a Drug-Free World provided free four thousand drug education brochures that were distributed to people who attended the seminar.

According to him, the management and demonstration athletes of IDPs Camp, Uhogua, played a major role in the success of the event, as their newly built netball court was used for the three-day practical aspect of this seminar.

Fuludu revealed that one of the demonstration athletes, Bethel Omigie received a bronze certification for her participation in the training course and for her leadership qualities in leading the core 30 girls at the IDPs Camp, who now play netball on a daily basis.

Six of the new netball coaches received certification in the African Level 1 category. They are Izedomwen Kelvin Osazee, Dr. Grace Ataha, Tidah Gabriel Kwedu, Bridget Anum, Okeke Chika Onyebuchi, and Edith Anum Oku.

The other coaches/umpires were certified in the gold, silver and bronze categories. The new coaches are teachers from primary and secondary schools in Edo and Lagos States, as well as from Abuja.

The Association of Former Female Athletes of Nigeria (AFFAN) nominated four of the new coaches, while one represented Nigeria School Sports Federation (NSSF).

Some of the attendees expressed gratitude to INF Instructor, Mary Waya for ensuring that they grasp the fundamental of netball; which they feel would equip them with the knowledge to discover and develop future netball stars for Nigeria.

They also commended CSED National Coordinator, Edema Fuludu for the hospitality of the Trustees of CSED Initiative, who bankrolled the international seminar.


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