FCT SWAN week kicks off with Archery symposium


Members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter, will commence their 2020 SWAN week on Tuesday as members are set to refresh their knowledge on Archery  sports.

Archery is one of the recently introduced sports in Nigeria.

The workshop which is billed to hold at the female hockey pitch, package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja will take off at 11:30am

In a statement by the secretary of FCT SWAN, Ikenna Okonkwo, a veteran sports Journalist and one of the oldest SWAN members in FCT, Mr Asueliemen Osasuyi of the Nigerian Pilot has expressed optimism that the training is worth the wait.

 “Archery is not one of the popular sports like football, basketball, athletics, handball in Nigeria, but it has a lot of prospects in the country, being an Olympic sport.”

In their separate remarks, a veteran broadcaster Kelechi Onwudiwe of Beat/Classic FM and renowned sports writer Foluso Alade of the Sunrisetimes.com.ng were of the view that Archery if well publicised would spur many hidden potentials to emerge across Nigeria.

However, the President of Nigeria Archery Federation, Alhaji Mohammed Baba Abdullahi has assured that the federation will deploy their equipment for the all-important training sessions.

Alhaji Abdullahi who is also the chairman of FCT Archery Association said, “We’re delighted to partner with sport writers at this time. We are aware of the crucial role they play in grassroots and elite sports development.

Archery is a skill or sporting game that involves the practice or skill of using a bow to shoot/propel arrows. It is becoming one of the interesting competitive games and recreational activities in the country and is gradually accelerating to a higher level just as when football started in Nigeria.

SWAN Chairman Comrade Ndubueze had revealed that though this year SWAN events would be low key, a special seminar has been scheduled for Thursday, November 26, 2020 with the Minister of Youth and Sports  Development, Mr Sunday Dare expected to deliver a keynote speech.

Meanwhile, A walking and jogging exercise on Saturday, November 28, 2020 will climax the one week long event.


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