The President of Nigeria Squash Federation, Boye Oyerinde revealed that member of the current board will embark on massive grassroots development of squash in various secondary schools in Nigeria.
Oyerinde told www.aclsports.com that programs will be built for female players in order to make the girl child participate in the game of squash.
He said the current board members are determined to establish and adopt the existence of underage competitions in the country.
Oyerinde revealed that during his first stint as President of Nigeria Squash Federation, the board donated kits to all 37 states including four clubs after conducting training programs for the coaches.
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He said, “One of our key areas in the current board is to embark on massive grassroots development in various secondary schools in the country. This will be made possible by the collaboration of the board members in the geopolitical zones and their various ministry of Education.
“We hope to build more programs for our female players as we have very few female players compared to the men. To support our grassroots development program, we got and distributed kits to all 37 states of the federation and 4 clubs after conducting training programs for the coaches.”
The sports administrator said the board will encourage the development and establishment categories to be adopted in the country starting from U13, U16 & U19 as Juniors and then the seniors.
He recalled that three training programs were organised for Nigeria coaches with the last one as World Squash Federation Level 1 which held last August.
He said, “In the last four years, the federation organised training programs for our coaches and officials. We have organised 3 training programs for our coaches with the last one as World Squash Federation Level 1 which held last August.
“The Federation also organised seven Professional Squash Association Tournaments in 2019 which has never been done before.”