Rackets up as Badminton Nigeria storms Nnewi


Global efforts to raise budding badminton players code-named ‘Shuttle Time’ has moved to Nnewi, Anambra State as 11 secondary schools and 13 Physical Education teachers gathered to nurture new set of players.

Shuttle Time, according to the Badminton World Federation, is a project designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through many opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success.

The Nnewi event is the second to be held in Nigeria under the auspices of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria.

The two-day training event, the second in the series in Nigeria after that of last month, held in Ilishan in Ikenne LGA of Ogun State, was powered by BFN partner Community Sport and Educational Development Initiative through the distribution of basic badminton equipment.

South-East representative in the BFN board, Mrs Oby Edoga-Solaja, acknowledged the warm reception and logistical support accorded the Shuttle Time trainers and BFN by the Badminton Section, Nnewi Sports Club, anchored by Ambassador Odi Nwosu and the acting chairman, Paul Ileka.

The training was conducted by the Shuttle Time Nigeria coordinator, Tajudeen Ayodele.

At the event were 11 schools from Nnewi and it’s environs. With two series of Shuttle Time Nigeria done in Ilishan and Nnewi, the train, with the support of BFN partner CSED, moves to Edo, Delta, Kaduna, Bayelsa and other states.