Greensprings wins U-11 Private Schools Games
Greensprings School, Lagos, emerged overall champions at the just-ended Private School Games, which featured U- 11 pupils in Lagos-based private schools.
To emerge as overall champions, Greensprings won 11 gold, six silver and six bronze medals in the competition that featured football, athletics, swimming and video games.
Excited by the schools’ excellent performances at the event, MD/CEO of School Games, Adeyemi Egbeoluwa, applauded the private schools for showing discipline and friendship while vying for honours at the competition held at Union Bank sports ground, National Stadium, O’Jez swimming pool Lagos and Yabatech play ground.
He described the games as a huge success, while revealing plans for a bigger and more fascinating U-16 version of the games in the next few weeks.
“It is obvious that quality athletes would emerge with efficient and meticulous combination of quality education and sports if government and the corporate world do not turn their back on private school sports programmes.
“Worries over age cheat and poor results at international meets would be things of the past if private sports programmes are backed morally and financially by government, corporate world and sports loving individuals and groups.
“It is our resolve at School Games that hidden talents must be continuously discovered and nurtured through programmes like ours and there is no looking back,” Egbeoluwa said.
He listed top private schools like Greenspirngs, Corona, Riverbank, Lagos Preparatory School and St Saviour’s, among schools ready for the forthcoming U-16 Private Secondary Schools Games.