Annual School Loofball Competition ends in style in Abuja [PHOTOS]

Polaris Sports

The inaugural Annual School Loofball Competition in FCT tagged "The Official Inauguration of Loofball in FCT" came to an end on Thursday 30th June, 2022.

The 3-day intraschool event, which took place at Junior Secondary School Area 10 Garki Abuja, ended with a colourful finale as Yellow House emerged winners after beating Blue House 25-21,26-24 in the final.

It was a lively atmosphere as the occasion also featured a dance competition shortly before the final game. Yellow House also won the dance competition after edging out other contestants from Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Pink Houses in what was a fine display of skills.

In his opening speech, the Executive Director of Loofball Sport Development Initiative, LSDI, Engr. Winner Vidiyeno Matahula, highlighted the importance of sport and why schools should engage their students in sport. 

According to him, "Sport teaches discipline, teamwork, respect, friendship, leadership, resilience and overcoming adversity. This on its own is a crucial part of students' growth and development." (See full speech here)

The Deputy Director, Grassroots Sports Development, Federal Ministry of Yourh and Sports Development, Mrs Nkeiru, who represented the Director as the Chief Guest, presented medals and trophy to the finalists and winning team respectively. The school Vice Principal (Admin) also presented prizes and awards to deserving players.

Parents and other invited dignitaries including the Director, Federations and Elite Athletes Department, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Sports Officers from FCT Universal Basic Education Board, also graced the occasion.

Below are excerpts from the event.

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