After two weeks of intensive sports clinic from 800 kids across the state, the Cross River State Government through the sports commission has brought to an end the maiden edition of the Sports programme that was filled with excitement and thrill in the camp on Sunday.
The clinic which was organised by the Commissioner in the state ministry of sports, provided kids with the privilege of familiarizing with some of the techniques involved in the round leather game and also building their educational career.
In the closing finale of the clinic held at the UJ Eusuene Stadium, participating kids were giving jerseys, tissue papers and footballs while parents went home with medicated bed nets.
According to Mr Ekanem he said: The essence of the exercise which was meant for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years was intended to build kids’ interest for football.
“Besides, the programme has secured a date in the state’s tourism calendar and the exercise would be holding regularly, but once, every year.
Although the major challenges the organisers of the clinic encountered was in the aspect of finances, however, Mr Ekanem, who is also a licensed coach, revealed that he doesn’t want to burden the state governor considering the fact that they have benefited immensely in area of logistics
In addition, he called on parents to always allow their kids attend training even though he charged the kids to remain committed to their goals in life.
“The kids must also create time and develop interest for football,” he said.
In terms of the total organization of the clinic, he said: “The ministry of health had supplied enough health officers who are on standby alongside an ambulance for any eventuality. On the other hand, the security agencies in the state also have their men stationed in the area for proper securiting.