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Participants recount exciting moments as 2022 Private School Games ends

By Tobi Awodipe
06 May 2022   |   2:42 am
Students, coaches, teachers and stakeholders at the Private School Games (U-16) could not hold their excitement as the third edition of the event came to an end at the Indoor Sports hall of the National Institute for Sports (NIS), National Stadium, Lagos.

Greensprings School won the football gold medal at the just-concluded Private Schools Games

Students, coaches, teachers and stakeholders at the Private School Games (U-16) could not hold their excitement as the third edition of the event came to an end at the Indoor Sports hall of the National Institute for Sports (NIS), National Stadium, Lagos.

The week-long games, which ended at the weekend, featured competition in football, swimming, athletics, basketball and video games at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Agege Stadium, NIS and National Stadium, Lagos.

Head coach of Greensprings football team, Charles Warri, said his boys and girls’ teams got the right platform to grab gold and silver in explosive finals against Lead Forte Gate College.

Also speaking on the games, head swimming and basketball coach of Meadow Hall School, Animashaun Abdul, said the Games provided his team quality preparation for its participation in the World Schools Games billed for London later this month.

Explaining the reason for organising the games, Chief Organiser/Chairman, Schools Sport Limited, Adeyemi Egbeoluwa, said the competition is aimed at developing youths through sports.

He said: “We thank the schools, parents, sports coaches and teachers from Greensprings, Corona Secondary School, Meadow Hall, Lead Forte Gate College, Riverbank, Seedtime, Best Legacy College and Rainbow College for helping students to combine education with sports as it goes hand in hand.

“It has been a memorable experience to relate and compete in very friendly environment and we are looking forward to a bigger and better sports festival next year, particularly with the corporate world partnering with School Games Limited in developing youths.”

At the end of the games, Corona Secondary School were declared champions, with Meadow Hall College and Best Legacy School picking the second and third positions respectively.